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Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and African American Studies

Oglethorpe University
Oglethorpe University - Atlanta, GA, 30319
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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

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.


Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University is Atlanta’s only co-educational small private college, home to more than 1350 eclectic and engaged students from 33 states and 31 countries.

Renowned for the groundbreaking Oglethorpe Core, Oglethorpe's academically rigorous programs emphasize intellectual curiosity, individual attention, close collaboration among faculty and students, and active learning in relevant field experiences. Students connect theory and practice with the help of Oglethorpe’s A_LAB (Atlanta Laboratory for Learning), an incubator for experiential learning through internships, study abroad, civic engagement, and undergraduate research.

Oglethorpe is in an unprecedented era of growth and innovation, evidenced by increased enrollment and philanthropic giving, and new strategic entrepreneurial partnerships and programs. In 2018, Oglethorpe launched Flagship 50, a groundbreaking merit tuition scholarship program that matches all 50 states’ flagship tuition for qualified students. The 2020 Fiske Guide to Colleges named Oglethorpe one of only 20 “Best Buy Schools” in the nation and the only one in Georgia for the third year in a row.

This year marks the opening of the I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation and the Q. William Hammack, Jr. School of Business. Oglethorpe received a $50 million gift commitment, the largest in its history, from alumnus Bill Hammack ’73 to establish the new school of business. 

In the past five years, Oglethorpe has seen the addition of an award-winning campus center; a residential complex with six state-of-the-art classrooms; and the expansion of arts and athletics facilities. Oglethorpe’s study abroad venture with LeadAbroad has expanded its global footprint, with the development of five global campuses in Barcelona, Cape Town, Greece, Paris, and Rome.

Oglethorpe is home to the Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, and the Piedmont School of Atlanta. The Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels compete in the NCAA Division III Southern Athletic Association.


Oglethorpe is ideally located in the newly-formed city of Brookhaven, an inner suburb of Atlanta recently cited as the safest city in the metro area and one of the most popular destinations for singles and families alike. The campus is situated on Atlanta’s famous Peachtree Road, less than a mile from the Brookhaven-Oglethorpe University MARTA station and easily accessed from all major interstates. The university is just minutes from Atlanta’s best shopping and dining.

Brookhaven boasts a variety of living options from large historic homes, mid-century bungalows, and newly-constructed homes, townhomes and apartments, including a new luxury rental apartment complex on Oglethorpe’s campus. Residents enjoy an extensive and growing system of parks and walking trails, nature preserves, annual festivals, and top-notch public and private schools.

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