Job Location: Oglethorpe University - Atlanta, GA
Position Type: Full-Time Faculty
Education Level: Doctoral
Job Category: Education
OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY, Atlanta, Georgia. Assistant Professor of Womens, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and African American Studies (Tenure-Track), starting Fall 2022. Candidates must be capable of teaching existing introductory courses, adding to our offerings and developing new courses in African American Studies, and Womens, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Responsibilities will include full-time teaching (3/3 course load), engaging in regular service to the university, and maintaining an active research agenda. In addition, candidates will be expected to teach in the Adult Degree Program (evening), contribute to the development of new courses, mentor and advise students from diverse backgrounds, and teach in the Universitys Core curriculum. Qualified candidates will demonstrate a commitment to teaching from a liberal arts perspective, stressing excellent writing skills, theoretical understanding, critical analysis, and connecting theory to practice. Furthermore, we are seeking candidates who are interested in collaborating with colleagues both inside and outside of the university to take advantage of the learning opportunities our Atlanta location has to offer (for more information, see www.oglethorpe.edu
). Oglethorpe is committed to fostering a campus community and intellectual environment that recruits and maintains diverse faculty and staff, promotes a culture of respect for diverse experiences and perspectives, and understands and addresses the role of inequality in shaping our individual and collective identities. We value faculty mentorship and support faculty teaching, research, and development through the Office of the Provost which works closely with the VP of DEI. We are seeking applicants who are interested in working closely with other faculty members, both inside and outside of the program, in to build a more robust and inclusive interdisciplinary curriculum. The university currently enrolls a diverse population of nearly 1,500 students who represent more than 30 states and 30 countries. More than half of Oglethorpes students identify as persons of color and 40 percent are the first in their families to attend college. Candidates from historically excluded groups, whose work furthers the institutions diversity, equity, and inclusion goals, and who bring varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
A Ph.D. at the time of appointment, relevant teaching experience, and a coherent research agenda are expected of suitable candidates. Applicants with additional expertise in teaching from a nonwestern perspective, LatinX studies, and/or LatinX feminisms are especially welcome, but not required.
To assure full consideration, please submit a letter of interest (which should speak to a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion), evidence of teaching effectiveness, curriculum vita, and three letters of reference. Inquiries may be made to Dr. Katharine Zakos and Dr. Rhana Gittens, Search Co-Chairs, at [email protected] and [email protected]. Application screening will begin on January 18, 2022 and will continue until the position is closed.