Grand Valley State University, Women and Gender Studies
Assistant Professor, Women and Gender Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Michigan, United States|
Assistant Professor. The Women and Gender Studies Program at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a new tenure track position beginning fall 2013. A Ph.D. by August 2013 is required for appointment as assistant professor; evidence of excellence in teaching and potential for a productive research program is essential. We seek a teacher-scholar who complements but does not duplicate current strengths in the Program. Area of specialization is open but we are especially interested in candidates who can teach interdisciplinary feminist methodology and feminist and queer theory.
WGS offers the BA and BS degrees, as well as a minor, and deliberately bridges the social sciences and humanities. Faculty teach six courses per year, including Introduction to Gender and advanced courses reflecting both the candidate's expertise and the needs of the Program. All faculty advise and mentor students, while maintaining an active record of research and publication. We value activism and social justice and have a strong commitment to service learning.
Grand Valley State University is a comprehensive masters university (24,000 students), committed to attracting and supporting an academically and culturally diverse faculty, located in western Michigan with campuses in Allendale and Grand Rapids. The Women and Gender Studies Program, an interdisciplinary academic program housed in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, currently has four faculty members, one joint appointment and three tenure lines. More than 30 faculty teach courses that fulfill the requirements for the Program. The Program has close relationships with GVSU’s Women’s Center, LGBT Resource Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Liberal Studies, Africa/African American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Latin American Studies, and East Asian Studies. See our website: www.gvsu.edu/wgs for more information about the Program.
Applicants should submit electronic application materials online at www.gvsujobs.org. Please include: a cover letter addressing motivations for teaching at a university committed to liberal arts education and in a program that values student activism; a curriculum vitae; separate statements about 1) teaching philosophy, 2) research interests and future plans, and 3) potential to foster and support diversity among our students, faculty, and community. Three letters of reference should be sent directly to Dr. Kathleen Underwood, Search Committee Chair, WGS Program, 229 Lake Ontario Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. We will hold preliminary interviews at National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference in Oakland.
In a continuing effort to diversify our campus community, we actively encourage applications from people of color, women, veterans, people of diverse sexual identities/orientations, and others who may contribute positively to the diversification of ideas and perspectives. For additional information,see the website of our VP for Inclusion and Equity at www.gvsu.edu/inclusion. GVSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Dr. Kathleen Underwood, Search Committee Chair,
|Primary Category:||Women, Gender, and Sexuality