Grand Valley State University, Women and Gender Studies and Liberal Studies
Assistant Professor, LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Michigan, United States|
The Women and Gender Studies Program and the Liberal Studies Department at Grand Valley State University invite applications for a new joint tenure track position beginning fall 2014 specializing in LGBTQ/Sexuality studies; primary appointment in WGS. Both programs are located in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies. We are especially interested in candidates who bridge the social sciences and humanities and who can teach interdisciplinary research methods and/or feminist and queer theory. All candidates should demonstrate strong potential for excellence in teaching as well as a productive research agenda. A Ph.D. by August 1, 2014 is required for appointment as assistant professor.
WGS offers a BA and BS degree and two minors, including a new minor in LGBTQ Studies. Liberal Studies offers both a BA and a BS degree. Faculty teach six courses (3 WGS/3 LIB) per year reflecting both the candidate's expertise and the needs of Women and Gender Studies and Liberal Studies. Courses taught may include: Introduction to Gender Studies (WGS 200), Introduction to LGBTQ Studies (WGS 224), Sexual Orientation and the Law (WGS 310), Queer Theory (WGS 365), Diversity in the United States (LIB 201), LGBTQ Identities (LIB 325), Feminist Research Methods (WGS 300) and Interdisciplinary Research Methods (US 300). All faculty advise and mentor students while maintaining an active record of research and service. We value activism and social justice and have a strong commitment to service learning.
Applicants should submit electronic application materials online at www.gvsujobs.org. Please include: a cover letter that also indicates if available at NWSA for interview; a curriculum vitae; separate statements about 1) teaching philosophy and 2) potential to foster and support diversity and social justice beyond the classroom among our students, faculty, and community. Three letters of reference should be sent directly to Dr. Danielle DeMuth, Search Committee Chair, WGS Program, 229 Lake Ontario Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401.
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. We will hold preliminary interviews at National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference in Cincinnati and additional telephone interviews.
Grand Valley State University is a comprehensive masters university (24,000 students), committed to attracting and supporting an academically and culturally diverse faculty; located in western Michigan with campuses in Allendale and Grand Rapids. The Women and Gender Studies Program has five faculty members and Liberal Studies has twenty. Both have close relationships with GVSU’s LGBT Resource Center, Women’s Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Area Studies Programs. For more information about both programs see our websites: www.gvsu.edu/wgs and www.gvsu.edu/liberalstudies/.
In a continuing effort to diversify our campus community, we actively encourage applications from people of color, women, veterans, people of diverse sexual identities/orientations, and others who may contribute positively to the diversification of ideas and perspectives. For additional information and resources about diversity at Grand Valley State University, see the website of our VP for Inclusion and Equity at www.gvsu.edu/inclusion. GVSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Danielle M. DeMuth
Women and Gender Studies
Grand Valley State University
|Primary Category:||Women, Gender, and Sexuality