Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Ripon College

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Ripon College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship. The position is open to scholars in all area studies, but we are particularly interested in candidates with interdisciplinary research and teaching interests that include (but are not limited to): Feminisms of Color; Native American and Indigenous feminism, gender, and sexuality; Gender and Environmental Justice; Disability Studies; Trans Studies; and/or Queer of Color Critique. We seek candidates in the humanities or humanistic social sciences with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentorship, to scholarly work, and to active and inclusive pedagogies.

Responsibilities: The position carries a six-course teaching load over two semesters (a 3-3 load). Of those courses, we expect the successful candidate to teach 1-2 core courses (which may include Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Theory and Methodology in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) as well as electives in their areas of specialty. The appointment begins on August 30, 2024.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2024

Applicants should submit the following materials as PDF files to Dr. Mary Unger, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement outlining the candidate’s teaching philosophy, with emphasis on engaged and inclusive pedagogical practices
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Names and contact information of three professional references

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or closely related fields
  • Strong commitment to inclusive student-centered learning
  • Energy and enthusiasm for service within the WGS Program, including mentoring of current students and outreach to prospective students

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and teaching
  • Commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education

This position is open to all qualified applicants. Ripon College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including, for example, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders, first generation college students, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic, or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, and leadership in the academy.

Ripon College is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and adheres to non-discriminatory policies in employment and student enrollment. Ripon College is an equal opportunity employer.

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