Assistant Professor (Women's & Gender Studies)

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General Summary

The Department of Women's and Gender Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position: Interdisciplinary Research Methods and Methodology, and Critical Race/Ethnic Studies, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2019. Responsibilities include new course development, teaching Feminist Inquiry (WGST 300) and Feminist Methodology (WGST 540), and enhancing departmental connections with community organizations. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester, with opportunities for research support.

The EMU Women's and Gender Studies Department was founded as a program in 1975, offered Michigan's first Minor in Women's Studies, and became a department in 2009. The department currently offers an undergraduate major and minor in Women's and Gender Studies, a Queer Studies minor, an MA in Women's and Gender Studies, and a graduate certificate in Sexualities or Globalization. The department is interdisciplinary, with its own dedicated faculty and department members from colleges across the University and the University Library. The EMU student body is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse in Michigan, and EMU is recognized as a Premier LGBTQ-friendly campus by the Campus Pride Index. More information about [email protected] is available at

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Teach contractual load of undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned by the department or school.

Assign and submit grades in accordance with established University schedules.

Keep posted office hours during the week which are scheduled at times most beneficial to students.

Provide academic advising to students, if applicable.

Serve on search committees for hiring of new faculty members, departmental committees and other service committees across the university.

Participate in activities such as student registration, orientation, convocations and commencements.

Attend and participate in scheduled departmental meetings and functions.

Provide other support service to the department, college and/or university, if applicable.

Engage in pursuits that enable them to remain current in their respective disciplines.

Engage in pursuits that help to further organize and contribute to growth of the body of knowledge in their respective disciplines, and/or to explore interdisciplinary implications.

Perform related Departmental duties as required.

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Women's and Gender Studies, or in a related field, by the time of appointment; evidence of commitment to teaching excellence in Women's and Gender Studies at the undergraduate and graduate level; a dedicated research agenda in the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies; and the demonstrated ability to work in a culturally and racially diverse environment. ABD candidates will be considered with letters of support stating that all requirements for the degree will be met by the beginning of the term hired. Demonstrated record of research and/or work with local, regional, national or global community organizations is desirable.

Supplemental Information

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that speaks to the candidate's teaching philosophy and research agenda, and the names and contact information of three references.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent (either by the references themselves or by appropriate department personnel) to [email protected].

For more information contact Dr. Jacqueline Goodman, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected] or (734) 487-1177. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.




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Posted: 3/22/2019
Application Due: 5/20/2019
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