Simon Fraser University, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Ruth Wynn Woodward (RWW) Junior Chair in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||British Columbia, Canada|
The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby Campus) is seeking outstanding candidates for the Ruth Wynn Woodward (RWW) Junior Chair in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, commencing September 1, 2022.
The RWW Endowment funds a Junior Chair who is expected to perform significant outreach-based activities that bridge academic and non-academic communities. This position will be appointed for a two-year full-time term with the possibility of renewal for up to one additional year, subject to budget availability.
The successful applicant will be an exceptional emerging scholar with:
- no more than 4 years of experience after the PhD. Applicants should have a completed PhD by 4 March 2022.
- interdisciplinary expertise in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies, with preference given to candidates with expertise in one or more of the following research fields: Data Justice; Global Indigeneity; Gender & Sexual Diversity in Religion, Faith, or Spirituality.
- evidence of excellent teaching experience or potential.
- experience of, or potential to demonstrate, leadership in public outreach and event organization.
- teaching of two undergraduate seminar courses per academic year, one of which will include a graduate education component. One of the courses per year will be delivered in each of the 2023 and 2024 summer semesters (equivalent of a 1/1 teaching load).
- designing and delivering one major public event and engage in community outreach.
- in person and/or virtual participation in the RWW Travelling Speakers program which sends GSWS teachers to address colleges and community groups across BC and/or the Yukon.
The Junior Chair will receive an annual salary of $50,000/year plus benefits. The Junior Chair will also receive additional funds to support professional development, event outreach, and course development.
The application should include a 2-page cover letter that includes:
- A 750-word research statement.
- A description of proposed public conference, workshop or lecture series, and community outreach envisioned.
Additionally, please provide:
- A current C.V. which indicates date of conferral of doctoral degree.
- A one-page description for each of the two proposed upper division undergraduate courses.
Please consult the Department’s website at https://www.sfu.ca/gsws for samples of courses currently taught by GSWS. Completed applications must be emailed to the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org and received no later than February 15, 2022. Candidates selected for interview will be asked to arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent to the Department.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
SFU is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
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|Primary Category:||Women, Gender, and Sexuality