Macalester College, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Position ID:Macalester-WGSS-VAPWGSS [#15955]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105, United States [map]
Subject Area: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Appl Deadline:2020/02/21 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/02/04)
Position Description:    

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Visiting Assistant Professor in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies The Macalester College Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) invites applications for a full-time visiting assistant professor position to begin in the fall of 2020. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for the 2021-2022 academic year.

We seek candidates with specialized training in LGBTQIA+ studies, with a strong basis in theories and praxes in women’s, feminist, queer, and trans studies. A particular attention to epistemologies of racially and economically minoritized practitioners, historical or contemporary, is required. While foci, fields and disciplines in the social, natural, math, computational sciences and media studies are preferred, an interdisciplinary approach, based in feminist methodologies, is essential. Indigenous, national, or international or transnational comparative frameworks are highly desirable. Experience in digital scholarship is a plus.

The teaching load is five courses for the academic year for the full-time position. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach an introductory sexuality studies course, and an intermediate theories and methodologies course as well as three other courses (electives) across the levels, from introductory to advanced. Candidates with a Ph.D. in the field of feminist/sexuality studies or a related field with an emphasis in feminist/sexuality studies are preferred and ABD will be considered. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching.

The Department is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service, especially those who demonstrate an ability to work collegially and effectively with students, faculty from diverse departments, staff, and administration. More information about the department can be found at

In order to apply, submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position, a teaching statement including evidence of commitment to diversity, teaching evaluations, a current CV, two sample syllabi, and three confidential letters of recommendation to Questions regarding this position may be directed to Lin Aanonsen, Chair, Department of WGSS, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105 (email: Applications received by February 21, 2020 will receive full consideration.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 2000 undergraduates from all 50 states and over 95 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

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Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105

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