Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor

Job description

The Gender and Women's Studies Program offers undergraduate students a vibrant and rigorous course of study that cultivates a critical understanding of the role that gender plays in the construction of identities and the social and political organization of culture. It welcomes students who are eager to explore the connections between and among the many meanings that gender as well as race, sexuality, class, disability, and other categories of identity have in our lives, our scholarship, our communities, and our politics. For information about the program please visit our website:

Position Summary

The Gender & Women's Studies Program in the Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Denver invites applications for a one-year (Academic Year 2018-2019), non-tenure track Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor position beginning in the Fall 2018 quarter. Position may be extended for an additional year, contingent on departmental need and funding. The successful candidate will teach seven courses over three quarters during the academic school year (i.e., two courses during two quarters, and three during a third quarter).

Essential Functions

  • Teach seven total courses during the 2018-2019 academic year (i.e., two courses during two quarters, and three during a third quarter), including:
    • Teach two sections of Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies
    • Teach one section of Feminist Qualitative Research Methods for GWST majors
    • Teach three courses (multiple sections of the same offering) that fulfills a social science/society requirement for undergraduate common curriculum (SI-Society course)
    • Teach one course that examines gender/sexuality/ethnicity from a historical perspective and fulfills a requirement for undergraduate common curriculum (AI-Society course). Time period and global location determined by the instructor.
  • Frame courses to meet University and Departmental learning outcomes and assessment practices.
  • Service to Gender and Women's Studies Program (e.g., help with quarterly events; mentoring and advising students, etc.).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Initiative and ability to work both independently and in a collaborative, collegiate environment.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Gender and Women's Studies or related interdisciplinary field by September 1, 2018.
  • Experience of effectively teaching Gender and Women's Studies or related courses at the University level.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives to effectively engage diverse student populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Specialization in one or more of the following areas: intersectional feminisms; gender/queer theory, critical race theory, transnational feminisms; masculinity studies; and/ or other areas of critical inquiry pertaining to the interdisciplinary field of Gender and Women's Studies.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) Monday, April 30, 2018.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter outlining your fit with the position including teaching and research interests
  3. Teaching Portfolio (this can include, but is not limited to, letter outlining teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, sample assignments sample grading rubrics, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations), a list of courses taught previously, a list of courses that could be taught, and any other artifacts of teaching excellence)
  4. One-page statement describing how your research, teaching, and/or service contributes to inclusive excellence. (For more information about inclusive excellence at the University of Denver, see
  5. Three letters of recommendation emailed to Lindsey Vargas at

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 002696
Posted: 4/3/2018
Application Due: 6/2/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable