Assistant Professor – Gender & Women’s Studies – The University of Arizona

The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies [] at The University of Arizona [] invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor, faculty position, with an expected start date of August 12, 2019.

We are seeking applications from candidates with thorough training in feminist, queer, or trans studies from any relevant discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. While all candidates with appropriate expertise will be considered, we are particularly interested in scholars who bring feminist transnational, decolonial, or postcolonial perspectives to bear upon critical Indigenous/Native studies, Black studies, or Environmental Justice studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the Department’s undergraduate and graduate programs, including the graduate feminist theories curriculum. As a partner hire with the University’s innovative interdisciplinary graduate minor in Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory [], the candidate will also be expected to teach core courses in the minor and to be an active member of the program faculty.

Qualifications:  PhD or equivalent international degree at time of appointment.  PhD at the time of application preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with a record of excellence in research and teaching. Candidates who will advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service are preferred.

Applicants should submit the following:

1.      Letter of Application

2.      Curriculum Vitae

3.      Research Statement

4.      Teaching Statement that addresses your teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and your anticipated approach to teaching feminist theories at the graduate level

5.      Names and contact information for 3 references

Review of applications will begin November 16, 2018.

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Selected applicants will be invited to submit a sample of their scholarship, sample syllabi, and to arrange for the submission of letters of recommendation. When candidates are invited to campus, their research presentation might be video recorded for voting-eligible members of the department who are unable to attend. Any recordings that are made will be subject to the university retention schedule and will be accessible only to authorized University personnel 

Please address questions to Sandra Soto, Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Chair of the Search Committee, at [email protected].

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.


Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!


The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer – M/W/D/V.

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