Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies

Bates College: Faculty Position: Gender and Sexuality Studies


Lewiston, Maine

Open Date

Nov 1, 2018


The Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS) at Bates College invites applications for a tenure-track position in trans studies with expertise in the Global South. We define trans studies broadly to include the study of gender normativities and non-conformities. We seek candidates in the humanities or humanistic social sciences with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentorship, to scholarly work, and to active and inclusive pedagogies. The position carries a five-course annual teaching load, and will include participation in teaching the program’s core courses, including Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies, and senior thesis advising.

We strongly encourage applications from individuals in underrepresented groups, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to higher education due to societal, economic, or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated capacity to advance the college’s continuing commitments to equity and inclusion. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas.


ABD will be considered, Ph.D., preferred

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2018. Preference will be given to candidates who have a Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2019. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, and a statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to equity, inclusion, and diversity with regard to underrepresented groups. The search committee may request additional materials after initial review of candidates. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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