San Francisco State University, Department of Women & Gender Studies
Assistant Professor, Women & Gender Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||California, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Faculty|
The Women and Gender Studies Department at San Francisco State University invites applicants for an approved tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in fall 2013, subject to financial ability.
Our department has been a leader in the development of transnational feminist studies in the United States. We seek to consolidate our expertise and broaden our focus by hiring a junior scholar whose work is at the intersections of social justice, global citizenship, and transnational feminist studies. Because the current expertise of the department lies primarily in the humanities and cultural studies, we seek scholars with strengths in the interdisciplinary social sciences. We particularly seek scholars with expertise in such fields as critical geography, transnational migrations, health inequalities, science studies, economic and political theory, and/or disability studies. We especially welcome applications from candidates with interdisciplinary training in fields such as Women and Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Geography, and/or History. The successful candidate will address how gender, race, and nation are contested and interdependent categories of analysis and are central to their work in the interdisciplinary social sciences.
Ph.D. (or completion of degree requirements by August 1, 2013), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and demonstrable high-quality scholarship.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary competitive, commensurate with qualifications. San Francisco State University, as part of the California State University system, provides generous health, retirement, and other benefits, including domestic partner benefits.
Information about department:
The Women and Gender Studies Department at SFSU was founded in 1976, one of the first such departments in the United States. Forged out of transformative activism and scholarship, the department uses interdisciplinary approaches and foregrounds transnational and intersectional relationships among gender, race, sexuality, nation, labor, and globalization. Our students engage in challenging academics, work closely with professors, and lead community initiatives. Faculty typically teach three courses per semester, maintain an active research and publishing profile, and advise undergraduate and Masters students in the department.
About San Francisco State University:
San Francisco State University, a large urban university, is part of the 23-campus California State University system and serves a diverse student body in liberal arts, sciences, and professional programs. The mission of the University is to maintain an environment for learning that promotes an appreciation of scholarship, freedom, and human diversity; fosters excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and provides broadly accessible higher education. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective in teaching; to demonstrate professional achievement and growth through continued research, publications, and/or creative activities; and to contribute their academic expertise and leadership to the campus and community.
Candidates should send the following:
• Cover letter
• A curriculum vitae
• Three recent (no more than two years old) letters of recommendation
• (Requests for writing sample, syllabi, teaching evaluations, and teaching philosophy will be made after the first round of review)
Please mail documents to:
Department of Women and Gender Studies
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2012 and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired.
The University is an Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from women, members of all ethnic groups, veterans, and people with disabilities.
|Primary Category:||Women, Gender, and Sexuality
|Secondary Categories:||Social Sciences