Tenure-track position in the WGS Department at Wake Forest University

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The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wake Forest University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant level to begin Fall 2018. We seek an innovative teacher-scholar of gender and sexuality studies who focuses on the intersections of race, ethnicity, and class from either national, transnational, or postcolonial perspectives.
We are open to a variety of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and methodological approaches, and particularly encourage applications from feminist scholars who demonstrate an interest in building public engagement and/or social activism programming.
Applicants must have a PhD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, or a PhD in a related humanities or social science field with demonstrated expertise and advanced training in the field of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies as evidenced by a graduate certificate or equivalent. With a record of excellence in teaching and research, and a strong commitment to building interdisciplinary relationships across campus, the successful candidate will teach 9 courses over two years at all curricular levels. Potential courses include Introduction to WGS, Feminist Theory, internship seminars, advanced electives, and small first-year seminars. Prospective candidates should have a strong research record. PhD is required at the time of the appointment, and teaching experience in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is preferred.
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 whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Ability to create an inclusive classroom environment for an increasingly diverse student body is required.
Applications should be submitted online and include: a cover letter addressed to the members of the Search Committee; curriculum vitae; statement of research and teaching philosophy; and a writing sample preferably published and of article length. Please note that materials should be in either Word or PDF format and there is a limit of 5 file uploads per applicant. At least three signed confidential letters of recommendation must be sent via email by the recommender or dossier service to letters@wfu.edu<mailto:letters@wfu.edu>. Applications and other materials must be submitted no later than November 20 at 5:00 pm. Questions about the application process may be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu<mailto:wakejobs@wfu.edu>. Questions about the position may be addressed to cameroa@wfu.edu<mailto:cameroa@wfu.edu>.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top thirty national universities. Wake Forest 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 candidates being considered for employment.
Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

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