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

Program ID:UConn-WGSS-497721 [#25196, 497721]
Program Title: Visiting Assistant Professor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
Program Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/07/21, finished 2023/09/12)

*** this program has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***


The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Connecticut invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor during the 2023-2024 academic year. The successful candidate will be able to teach a range of undergraduate courses, including those focused on gender and violence, gender and globalization, and the politics of reproduction, in both large lecture and seminar settings. This is a one-year, nine-month, non-tenure track appointment with teaching responsibilities. Responsibilities may include undergraduate advising and service to the unit and/or campus through participation in committee work.

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 the understanding 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.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.




This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2023. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. 


Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with preference given to applications received by August 11, 2023. For more information regarding the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program please visit the website at

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the description.

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