Department: Gender Sexuality and Women's Studies (1351)
Purpose of Position:
Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies invites applications for a tenured Associate Professor, or an advanced Assistant Professor prepared for tenure review, with a specialization in LGBTQ/Queer Studies and Race, broadly conceived. This position is one of three tenure-eligible searches in LGBTQ Studies taking place in a range of disciplinary settings during the academic year 2017-18 as a major hiring initiative in the College of Humanities and Sciences to strengthen LGBTQ scholarship and course offerings at VCU. These three new hires will work alongside other faculty with expertise in LGBTQ topics across the College and the University to expand VCU’s LGBTQ-related curriculum, research profile, and community engagement efforts
The successful applicant will share the department’s commitment to social justice as reflected in their pursuit of an active research agenda, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, and participation in service—including contribution to the creation of a minor in LGBTQ/Queer Studies.
The successful candidate will have a research and teaching record that demonstrates their capacity to serve as an intellectual leader in race and sexuality studies in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies and across the university. A Ph.D. in any field relevant to the study of sexuality, gender, race, and a record of distinguished teaching, scholarship, and service appropriate to a tenured position are required. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to gender, sexuality, and race in the contexts of postcoloniality, globalization, migration, social movements, disability, cultural studies, literature, and/or film. These examples are intended to be illustrative, not exclusive, and we seek to draw from a broad pool of candidates who will support or extend the department’s strengths in race, racialization, and antiracism studies; LGBTQ studies and queer theory; and health and health policies.
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU is required.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.vcujobs.comVirginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.
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