Department Chair with Tenure at the Associate Professor Rank

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The Department of Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies (GWST) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a Department Chair, with tenure at the rank of Associate Professor, to begin August 2023. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated record of scholarship and teaching core courses in the field of Gender, Women’s + Sexuality Studies at the undergraduate level and graduate level, a commitment to and record of advocacy on behalf of the field, collaborative leadership experience, a strong desire to lead a department in the next phase of its development, and a commitment to and experience in fostering inclusive excellence. A Ph.D. in Gender/Women’s Studies or a closely related field is required, and expertise in social science approaches gender/sexuality and globalization, human rights, labor, citizenship, and/or public health is preferred. The position is fully located in the Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies Department, with the possibility of teaching courses cross-listed with other campus units. The teaching load as chair is 1/1. The chair is responsible for management of all aspects of the department business and chairing monthly meetings of the core faculty and a Coordinating Committee of Affiliate faculty.
UMBC is a dynamic mid-sized public research university (R1) that values undergraduate teaching and student mentoring. With over 13,500 undergraduate and graduate students, the campus reflects the wealth of ethnic and cultural diversity of the Baltimore-Washington region. The Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies Department at UMBC is an interdisciplinary academic unit committed to transnational and intersectional understandings of how gender and sexuality and their intersections with race, nation, class, religion, and ability make a difference in individual lives and in the practices and institutions of human societies and cultures. The program currently has five faculty lines and more than 30 affiliate faculty. It enrolls approximately 70 undergraduate students among its undergraduate major, minor, certificate, post-baccalaureate certificate in gender and women’s studies, and its critical sexuality studies minor programs, and is one of nine participating departments and programs in the Language, Literacy and Culture Ph.D. program. The department is deeply collaborative, with a coordinating committee of core and affiliate faculty that jointly manage the curriculum of core and cross-listed courses. We are deeply engaged in campus DEIA activities and social justice issues. We are looking for a dynamic leader and outstanding scholar to guide the next phase of the department development.

UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. Underrepresented groups (e.g., racial, ethnic, sexual minorities), women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The campus and department are committed to increasing faculty diversity. Applications should be addressed to Dr. Christine Mallinson and should be submitted through Interfolio (https:// Applications should include a 1) cover letter outlining interest in the position, commitment to and leadership experience in Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies, 2) CV, 3) a statement of experience with and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, and 4) a list of references. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 


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