The Women’s and Gender Studies program at the College of Charleston invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. We seek an innovative scholar of women’s, gender, and/or sexuality studies with a focus on queer studies, trans/queer of color critique studies, and/or LGBTQ+ studies, with a rigorously interdisciplinary and intersectional approach. Although we seek applicants whose research focuses on all geographic regions, including transnational and comparative foci, we are especially interested in scholarship in and of the U.S. South.

The Assistant Professor will teach at the undergraduate level contributing to the existing curriculum, including Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies, as well as developing lower- and upper-level courses in their areas of expertise. The successful candidate will advise undergraduate students, participate in program-building, and otherwise contribute to the intellectual and administrative life of the program while maintaining an active research agenda.

Candidates should address in the cover letter their experience with and commitment to mentoring, advising, teaching, and/or development of undergraduate research projects with students who are well represented in our program and at the College: LGBTQ+, historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, and first-generation college students.

A Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender and/or Sexuality Studies or in a closely related field with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in women’s, gender, or sexuality studies, and/or related fields is required by the time of appointment beginning August 16, 2022.

Applicants should submit:

1) a cover letter

2) copies of unofficial transcripts

3) curriculum vitae

4) a statement of teaching and research interests

5) contact information for three references.

We will request reference letters and writing samples for candidates who advance to subsequent stages of the search.

Apply online:

Visit the College of Charleston website and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program site. We will begin reviewing applications on 11/16/2021.

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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Application deadline: November 16, 2021

Date posted: October 17, 2021