The Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at Georgia State University invites applications for the anticipated position of Lecturer, pending budgetary approval. The Lecturer will teach courses in the WGSS degree program and play a central role in the development of a practitioner-oriented track or concentration in the MA and BA degree programs. The new tracks or concentrations will emphasize experiential and collaborative learning through community-based engagement, participatory and community research, and partnerships with non-profit and community organizations. Opportunities for growth and support in this position include providing leadership in undergraduate and graduate curriculum, university-level teaching fellowships and grants through Georgia State’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and successive promotion to the ranks of Senior Lecturer and Principal Senior Lecturer.
WGSS is a collegial, vibrant, interdisciplinary environment composed of core faculty as well as affiliate faculty from throughout the College of Arts and Sciences and the university. Our areas of focus are gender and globalization, sexuality studies, and social change. The Institute offers an M.A., graduate certificate, B.A., and undergraduate minor. Further information is available at wgss.gsu.edu.
Georgia State University is a leading research university located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. A public institution with more than 50,000 students from throughout the United States and 160 other countries, Georgia State has a highly diverse student population and is among the top public degree-granting institutions for African American and students of color in the US. Complete information is available at www.gsu.edu.
The successful candidate can anticipate teaching undergraduate and master’s-level courses in WGSS (typically 4 courses per semester) and participating in service at the institute, college, and/or university levels. The candidate will be expected to take a creative role in the future directions of the Institute, including but not limited to, academic advisement and career preparation, strengthening interdisciplinary connections on campus, and developing collaborative relationships with local community-based and non-profit organizations.
Qualifications Essential Qualifications
Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or closely related field by time of appointment
Excellence in teaching undergraduates at the university level, including introductory WGSS classes
Experience in or potential to engage diverse student populations in and beyond the classroom
Potential to contribute to the development of our practitioner-oriented degree tracks Preferred Qualifications
Excellence in teaching master’s students at the university level
Experience in one or more of the following: community-based, participatory, or action
research; grant-writing; non-profit work and community organizing; policy development
Teaching competency in using innovative pedagogies that incorporate media and social
media, digital platforms, and community engagement
Research background in diverse and innovative methodologies
Submit the following materials to [email protected]:
1) a letter of application addressing the essential and preferred qualifications
2) a curriculum vitae
3) a WGSS syllabus and evidence of past and/or potential teaching excellence, including contributions to diversity and inclusion
4) names, email addresses, and titles of at least three professional references
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, submit all materials by March 16, 2018. Should you be recommended for a position, an offer of employment will be conditional on background verification, with an anticipated start date of August 2018.
Questions about the position or the Institute should be directed to the chair of the search committee at [email protected]
Georgia State University is an AA/EEO Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability, or any other federal, state, or local protected class. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring underrepresented minorities.