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

Position ID:UConn-WGSS-2020033 [#14124]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Residence, Creative Writing
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/07/26, finished 2019/09/03, listed until 2020/01/26)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be 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 (WGSS) 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.


  • M.F.A. in Creating Writing with a focus on gender and/or sexuality
  • Demonstrated excellence and experience in teaching


  • Experience teaching writing intensive and lecture-based courses in feminisms and the arts; sexualities, activism, and globalization; creative writing; popular culture; masculinities; and queer women of color poetics
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and/or mentoring first-generation, minority, or non-traditional college students
  • Effective communication skills (both written and oral)
  • An established record of creative publishing
  • Ability to engage productively and collegially with faculty across disciplines


This is a 9-month, annually renewable, non-tenure track position, which may lead to a multi-year contract in the future. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2019. The position does not lead to academic tenure. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit 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 #2020033 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 #2020033)

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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