The Women and Gender Studies Program at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a new tenure-track position beginning fall 2010. Ph.D. in Women/Gender studies or related field is preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
GVSU Women and Gender Studies Program Position
The Women and Gender Studies Program at Grand Valley State University invites applications for a new tenure track position beginning fall 2010. Ph.D in Women/Gender Studies or related field preferred; ABD candidates with completion date of December 2010 may be hired at the instructor level. A strong potential for excellence in teaching and a productive research program are essential. Area of specialization is open but we are especially interested in candidates who can analyze the intersection of gender and/or race as it relates to multiracial/ multicultural feminisms and/or sexuality studies.
Teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Gender and advanced courses reflecting both the candidate's expertise and the needs of the Program. Teaching load is nine hours per semester.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We will conduct preliminary interviews at the NWSA meetings in Atlanta and by telephone.
Grand Valley State University is a comprehensive masters university (24,000 students), committed to attracting and supporting an academically and culturally diverse faculty, located in western Michigan with campuses in Grand Rapids and Allendale. The Women and Gender
Studies Program, which is an interdisciplinary academic program housed in the College of Interdisciplinary Studies, has three faculty members, one joint appointment and two tenure lines. More than 30 faculty teach cross listed courses or courses that fulfill the requirements for the
Program. The Program offers a major and minor and general education and has close relationships with GVSU's Women's Center, Liberal Studies, African/African American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Latin American Studies, and East Asian Studies. See our website: www.gvsu.edu/wgs for more detailed descriptions of the program.
Applicants should submit electronic application materials online at www.gvsujobs.org and include a cover letter addressing their motivations for teaching at university committed to liberal arts education and in a program that values student activism; a curriculum vitae; separate
statements about 1) teaching philosophy, 2) research interests and future plans, and 3) potential to foster and support diversity among our students, faculty, and community. Three letters of reference should be sent directly to Dr. Kathleen Underwood, Search Committee Chair, WGS
Program, 229 Lake Ontario Hall, GVSU, Allendale, MI 49401. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We will conduct preliminary interviews at the NWSA meetings in Atlanta and by telephone.
In a continuing effort to diversity our campus community, we actively encourage applications from people of color, women, veterans, people of diverse sexual identities/orientations, and others who may contribute positively to the diversification of ideas and perspectives. For additional information and resources about diversity at Grand Valley State University, see the website of our VP for Inclusion and Equity at www.gvsu.edu/inclusion. GVSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.