June 1, 2023
This full-time faculty position is on-campus and in-person.
The Department of Women and Gender Studies (WGST) at Texas Christian University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor who specializes in interdisciplinary feminist, womanist, and/or muxerista approaches to gender and sexuality. The position is open to scholars in all area studies, and we are particularly interested in candidates with research and teaching interests that include (but are not limited to): Feminisms of Color; Native American and Indigenous feminisms, gender, and sexuality; Decolonial Studies; Gender and Environmental Justice; Disability Studies; Transregional Political Economy; Trans Studies; and/or Queer of Color Critique. Responsibilities center on teaching three courses per semester (including introductory-level courses and an upper-division elective related to the professor's research area), and service to WGST. This is a one-year appointment to begin in August 2023, with the possibility of one renewal.
• A Ph.D. in Gender and Sexuality Studies or similar interdisciplinary field, or in a traditional discipline with significant demonstrated background and experience related to the study of WGST.
• Ability to teach introductory and upper-division courses in WGST.
• Ability to contribute to TCU’s Core Curriculum, either through Writing Emphasis (WEM) designated courses or in Gender Studies-related courses in other departments within the college.
Started as a program in 1994, WGST became a department in 2018 and now includes four full-time faculty positions and a rotating affiliate chair, administrative support, dozens of affiliated faculty from across the university, and strong and growing support from the TCU administration and the AddRan College of Liberal Arts. The Department offers two majors, a minor, an undergraduate emphasis, and a graduate certificate in WGST.
TCU’s interdisciplinary department of Women & Gender Studies puts women, gender, and sexuality at the center of academic investigation. The department promotes inquiry into the intersections of gender with other identity categories; the workings of power in society; and the means of advancing social justice and equality. Through research, teaching and learning, and collaboration, the department fosters feminist and interdisciplinary analysis across social, historical, cultural and global contexts, products and practices.
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To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, a sample of a course syllabus, and names of three references whom we could contact. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt until the position is filled. For full consideration, apply by June 1, 2023.
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