Associate Professor in Gender and Women's Studies

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Associate Professor in Gender and Women's Studies Requisition Number FE01987 Working Title Department Name 8E002:Gender and Women's Studies Work Location Lexington, KY Type of Position Faculty Position Time Status Full-Time Tenure Track Status Tenure Track Required Education

Ph.D., a graduate certificate, or a concentration in feminist studies/gender and women’s studies or complementary field

Required Related Experience

Administrative experience in developing and/or directing gender and women’s studies programs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for a full-time, tenure track or tenured, associate professorship who will actively contribute to the impact we are making on campus and regionally. In the past five years, the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies has quadrupled the number of undergraduate majors and minors; launched its GWS doctoral program; initiated an undergraduate Sexuality Studies Certificate open to all UK students; and created an annual Kentucky GWS conference, which this inaugural year has attracted 350 registrants from 10 colleges and universities. We in the Gender and Women’s Studies Department enjoy and encourage research and teaching collaborations with other interdisciplinary networks, departments, and programs. We want to hire a scholar whose innovative engagement in the classroom, presence in campus life, and contributions to professional discourse on pedagogy and community engagement will underscore and advance these recent developments.

Specifically, we are seeking an experienced PhD primarily oriented towards undergraduate education in both Gender and Women’s Studies and African American and Africana Studies. Experience in comparative politics, African politics, social movements, women’s movements, political theory, critical feminist theory, African-American rural lives, and intersectionality required. The normal teaching load will be 3 courses per semester ranging from the 100 to the 300 levels, although higher level teaching may occur. The holder of this position also will help to create courses of interest to the undergraduate population related to Gender and Women’s Studies as well as cross-disciplinary coursework for the new AAAS major. In addition, the winning candidate will be expected to participate in and eventually assume a leadership role in College and Departmental initiatives to improve the quality of undergraduate education. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as teachers, as well as a strong commitment to departmental and university service.

Required is a Ph.D., a graduate certificate, or a concentration in feminist studies/gender and women’s studies or complementary field. Also required is administrative experience in developing and/or directing gender and women’s studies programs.

To apply, please submit:
• A cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests
• A current CV
• A teaching portfolio (upload under Specific Request 1)
• A one to two page reflection on commitment, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity (please upload under Specific Request 2). As a program and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.
• Contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit reference letters from your contacts within the employment system.
Candidates may direct questions to Search Committee Chair Dr. Carol Mason at [email protected]

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No Preferred Education/Experience Deadline to Apply 06/17/2019 Open Until Filled No University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
  4. Specific Request 2
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    Posted: 6/11/2019
    Application Due: 8/13/2019
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