Assistant Professor
Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
West Virginia University
Job # 17757

The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at West Virginia University invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor whose research and teaching engages critically with race, gender and sexuality. The ideal candidate’s area of specialization will allow them to significantly contribute to the LGBTQ+ minor (housed within WGST) and teach at least some of the following courses: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies, Feminist Theory, Queer Theory, WGST Capstone, Feminist Research Methods. The area of concentration is open, but WGST encourages scholars with expertise in race and ethnicity studies and at least one of the following areas: transnational, Indigenous, and diasporic feminisms; feminist law and policy; gender, health and wellbeing; mobility and migration; or science and technology studies. Candidates will hold a PhD in Women’s and Gender Studies, a cognate field, or have a certificate in Women’s Gender and/or Sexuality Studies at the time of appointment. Candidates with experience in collaborative or community-engaged research are encouraged to apply.

The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, the academic home of women’s and gender studies at WVU, offers a Graduate Certificate, a BA in Women’s and Gender Studies, as well as undergraduate minors in Women’s and Gender Studies and in LGBTQ+ Studies. The Center is a multidisciplinary unit focused on intersectional and cross-disciplinary connections across the WVU campus. WVU is a comprehensive land-grant university that enrolls 29,000 students. It is classified as “highest research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation. The Morgantown campus is situated along the Monongahela River and Rail Trail and within 10 miles of Cooper’s Rock State Forest, and is within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C. to the east, Pittsburgh, PA, to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, OH, to the west. Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career (https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/new-employees). WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners in their career transition and job search.

To apply for this position, visit https://careers.wvu.edu/career-opportunities and navigate to the position title listed above, and submit the following as a single PDF document with the subject line 2022-2023 WGST Assistant Professor position: (a) a letter of application outlining your relevant experience and interest in this position; (b) your curriculum vitae; and (c) contact information for at least three references. Finalists will be asked to send letters of recommendation to the search committee chair. This position is open until filled. The screening process will begin on October 20, 2021 and continue as long as the position remains posted. The start day is August 15, 2022. For further information, contact Dr. Cynthia Gorman, chair of the search committee, at cynthia.gorman@mail.wvu.edu.

WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equality. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Application deadline: October 20, 2021

Date posted: October 5, 2021