Portland State University, Department of Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Oregon, United States|
The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) department at Portland State University (PSU) invites
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in sexuality and queer studies. The
position starts in September 2014.
The successful candidate will have a solid background in intersectional feminist/queer theories and
methodologies from a social sciences perspective. Candidates should demonstrate strong research
potential in their field. Teaching responsibilities will include feminist social sciences theory and methods
courses as well as intro- and upper-level undergraduate courses in sexuality and queer studies. The
candidate will serve as an advisor to Women’s Studies majors/minors and Sexuality, Gender, and Queer
Studies minors. The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department is a founding partner in the
forthcoming School of Gender, Race, and Nations within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the
successful candidate will contribute to the development of the graduate program of the new school.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Teach a typical load of 24 credits per year (64-credit courses), including both undergraduate and
Participate in departmental and university service, including active engagement on the WGSS
Governing Board and its consensus-based governance structure.
Engage actively with/in the community, in line with PSU’s mission.
Pursue an active research agenda leading to peer-reviewed publications and externally-funded
grant proposal submissions.
Create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences.
Function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs,
behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.
Seek opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and
Adhere to all of PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment
and the Professional Standards of Conduct.
Required / Minimum Qualifications
PhD in WGS or related social science field with specialization in sexuality/queer studies. PhD degree must
be in hand by time of appointment.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience with an excellent benefits package including
95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates
for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon University System schools.
Submit all application materials as pdf attachments to WGSSsearch@pdx.edu. Correspondence will be
|Primary Category:||Women, Gender, and Sexuality