University of Connecticut, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Position ID:UConn-WGSS-2020018 [#14109]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Residence
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/07/24, finished 2020/07/26, listed until 2020/01/24)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a 9-month, annually renewable, non-tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence. Housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program is a multidisciplinary research and teaching program committed to transforming scholarship in existing academic disciplines by incorporating the study, contributions, and feminist analysis of gender and sexuality. To that end, the program is invested in new approaches to interdisciplinary feminist teaching and engaged in intersectional work that advances understandings of the construction, reproduction, and resistance to inequality. Established in 1974, the program is among the most established in New England, and its faculty are nationally known and internationally recognized.

The University of Connecticut is ranked the best public university in New England and among the top 20 universities in the U.S. In recent years, UConn has been supported by billions in funding dollars from state investments ( and and guided by a bold Academic Vision ( We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for an Assistant Professor in Residence position in WGSS.


The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses, which may include introductory and advanced courses in gender/sexuality studies, critical feminist studies, literature, and humanities. The teaching load will be seven courses, in both lecture and seminar formats, across the academic year or the equivalent. The successful candidate will also be expected to advise and mentor undergraduate students in the major and minor, and perform service to the department and/or campus as requested.


  • Doctoral degree in English with a focus on gender and/or sexuality
  • Demonstrated excellence and experience in teaching
  • Commitment to working with a diverse student body


  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: women writers, critical theory (esp. feminist & queer theory), pop culture, gender & sexuality in British, American, and global literatures, and public writing as it relates to women, gender & sexuality
  • Experience teaching in lecture and seminar formats as well as teaching courses with interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary orientations
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and/or mentoring first-generation, minority, or non-traditional college students
  • Specializations in gender and narrative theory and/or the politics and representation of marriage in literature and culture
  • Record of peer-reviewed publication and an active research program
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills (both written and oral) as well as the ability to engage productively and collegially with faculty across disciplines
  • Record of collegiate service is desired


This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); and a commitment to diversity statement (including integrating multicultural experiences in instruction, diversity themes in curricula, and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.). Additionally, please follow the instructions on Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Please include the search #2020018 with all correspondence. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020018)

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Further Info:
University of Connecticut
Employment Services
9 Walters Avenue
Unit 5075
Storrs, CT 06269

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