Assistant Professor: Intersectional Feminist Approaches to Gender and Sexuality in US History

Job description

The Department of Women's Studies at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  We seek to strengthen our offerings in the following area:

Intersectional Feminist Approaches to Gender and Sexuality in US History

We invite applications from scholars with a teaching and research concentration in historical analysis of gender and sexuality in the US with a preferred focus on the experiences of LGBTQ+ people and communities.  Areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to: major turning points in US intersectional women’s/feminist history, queer of color critique, queer theory, transgender studies, immigration, transborder studies, and Native American/indigenous studies.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Women’s Studies or a related field.  A minimum of a graduate concentration in Women’s/Gender/Sexuality/Feminist Studies, or a significant track record of research and teaching in Women’s/Gender/Sexuality/Feminist Studies, is required.  We also require the following:

  • The ability to teach, support, and develop the Women’s Studies curriculum in US history
  • A commitment to contributing to the LGBTQ+ Studies major and minor, and other related initiatives at a top-rated LGBTQ-friendly institution
  • A demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching of a very diverse student population, including theoretical, applied and activist perspectives
  • A commitment to strengthen an already successful M.A. program in Women’s Studies
  • A strong record or promise of scholarly accomplishments appropriate to level of appointment
  • Experience in working collaboratively with colleagues and community to develop productive networks for education and research
  • Commitment to leadership, institution-building and curriculum development.

Review of applications will begin on April 2, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  The appointment is scheduled to begin in August 2019.  Information about the position and the department is available at our website at  Application letters, three references, sample syllabi, and a full curriculum vitae should be submitted via Interfolio:

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.




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Posted: 3/5/2019
Application Due: 5/4/2019
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