Visiting Assistant Professor in Feminist Theory

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The Women’s Studies Program at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in feminist theory beginning fall semester 2019. The Women’s Studies Department is seeking candidates who will teach gender studies courses at both the introductory and upper division level. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community. Teaching and research specialization in one or more of the following fields is preferred: Intersectional feminist theories, Black feminist theories, or Indigenous feminisms.

Completion of Ph.D. in Feminist Studies, Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, or a related field is expected prior to the date of hire. ABDs who apply must show evidence that the degree will be completed by the appointment date. Prior teaching experience required. Ideal candidates will be able to teach electives in their areas of specialization as well as Introduction to Women’s Studies, which explores gender in tandem with race, ethnicity, class, religion, sexuality, and other markers of identity as they intersect in oppression, patriarchy, and social change. Review of applications will begin March 8, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at  It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Complete application includes: cover letter, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, and names and email addresses of 3 references who will agree to supply a letter if requested. Candidates should describe in their application how their teaching and scholarship might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Finalists may be asked to submit letters of recommendation and evidence of effective teaching at a later date. Materials must be submitted through

Colgate University is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students in central New York state. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Further information about the Women’s Studies Program can be found at's-studies




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Posted: 2/25/2019
Application Due: 4/26/2019
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