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Adjunct Professor, Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Employer
Wake Forest University
Location
Winston Salem, NC

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Arts & Humanities, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Position Type
Adjunct
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Job Description Summary

Job Description:

The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wake Forest University invites applications for an Adjunct Professor (non-tenure track and temporary) position to begin January 17, 2024. We seek candidates to teach one (1) course Perspectives in Gender and Sexuality (WGS 150). This undergraduate course meets a divisional requirement and is capped at 18 students. The class is scheduled for Monday/Wednesday 5:00-6:15 p.m. EST (in-person).

About the Class:

WGS 150E

Introduces feminism as a lens of analysis; gender, sexuality, and other social categories as social constructs; sexism, heterosexism, and other social systems as systems of oppression, and intersectionality as a lens of analysis. Topics of the course will vary based on the instructor.

Additional Job Description

We seek recent Ph.Ds, graduate students who have advanced to candidacy (ABD), or MA-level individuals. We will prioritize those graduate students who have worked closely in a Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program and/or the field of women and gender studies more broadly and have strong teaching experience. Experience with and enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring undergraduate students are also valued.

With a deep commitment to diversity, interdisciplinarity, public service, and engagement with the world, the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wake Forest seeks candidates prepared to contribute to our vision for diversity and inclusion in higher education. The ability to create an inclusive classroom environment for an increasingly diverse student body is required. The successful candidate will connect teaching and scholarship to engage with communities on and off campus with responsibility and integrity. More information about the program is available at https://wgss.wfu.edu.

A complete application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample (published article or selection from a current research project), a teaching statement including a plan to establish an inclusive learning environment in the liberal arts context, and a list of five professional references. References will be contacted, with prior approval, only for short-listed candidates. Review of applications will begin in December 2023, and priority will be given to those received by December 5, 2023. The application should be submitted as ONE PDF file via the University’s career website at: http://www.wfu.careers/. If access to the internet is an issue, a hard copy of the application can be submitted to ATTN: Sara Goldstein, Wake Forest University, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, P.O. Box 7365, Winston-Salem, NC 27109. Inquiries about the faculty position or program can be directed to Professor Julia S. Jordan-Zachery, Department Chair, via email at jjordanz@wfu.edu. Questions about the application process and document submission may be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment. Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

Time Type Requirement

Part time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Company

Wake Forest University, formed in 1834, has experienced decades of growth and innovation.  WFU is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs.  The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, which prizes the personal interaction between students and faculty.  It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.

Wake Forest University is a community that seeks the enlightenment and freedom which come through diligent study and learning. Its higher goal, however, is to give life to the University motto "Pro Humanitate," as members translate a passion for knowledge into compassionate service. The community shares a tradition that embraces freedom and integrity and acknowledges the worth of the individual. The heritage, established by the school's founders and nurtured by succeeding generations, promotes a democratic spirit arising from open-mindedness and discourse. Wake Forest fosters compassion and caring for others. Its collective strength and character are derived from the values and distinctive experiences of each individual; therefore, it affirms the richness of human intellect and culture and its contribution to knowledge, faith, reason, and dialogue. Furthermore, it strives toward a society in which good will, respect, and equality prevail. To that end, Wake Forest University rejects hatred and bigotry in any form and promotes justice, honor, and mutual trust.​

The University is comprised of:  the undergraduate college, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Divinity, School of Law, and School of Medicine (located on the Bowman Gray campus with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center) and today enrolls about 4,846 undergraduates and 2,823 students in graduate programs at its principal location, the Reynolda campus.  Students at Wake Forest University enjoy a great deal of access to and interaction with world-class faculty both in and out of the classroom setting with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.  Wake Forest employs approximately 2,772 full and part-time faculty and staff.

Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the fifteen-team Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).  Since its founding, the university has adopted the motto “pro humanitate,” which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. Wake Forest has a strong commitment to holistic, eight-dimensional well-being for students, faculty and staff as evidenced in the Thrive initiative.

Winston-Salem, NC

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, NC, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina.  Winston-Salem is a family-friendly city with high quality schools, numerous outdoor recreational activities and events, and is known for its vibrant and thriving arts scene.

Winston-Salem residents enjoy close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, a very reasonable cost of living, and an eclectic variety of restaurants, wine bars, and breweries for dining with friends and family.  Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a smaller town (www.visitwinstonsalem.com).

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