The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at Macalester College is hiring a full-time faculty member in the field of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender/Queer Studies for the academic year 2008-2009. Courses begin August 27, 2008.
Strong preference will be given to a candidate with interdisciplinary work based in the social sciences. The successful candidate will have teaching and research expertise in studies of gender/sexuality as these are contextualized in more than one of the following ethnic American contexts (Native-American Indian, Latino/Latina, Chicano/Chicana, African-American, Asian-American, and Anglo/European-American). In addition to this U.S.-based cross-cultural expertise, an ability to create comparative studies (U.S. with other national feminisms and sexualities) is desirable. The candidate will be expected to teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses with a distinct basis in the history of feminist/queer theories. Three courses need to be staffed as set: Trans/InterSex (introductory level), Feminist/Queer Theories/Methodologies (intermediate) and Global AIDS (advanced). The selected candidate will have the opportunity to create two other courses, based on their expertise. More information about the department is available on our website (www.macalester.edu/wgs).
Screening of applications will begin immediately, and may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Chair of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, St Paul, MN 55105. A decision will be made as soon as possible. To apply, please send a letter of application, a statement of teaching and research interests and philosophy in relation to a liberal arts college, CV, names of three references, and teaching evaluations (if available).
Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, with a population of approximately three million people and home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 1800 undergraduates from 48 states and the District of Columbia and over 75 countries. The College is proud of its long-standing, mission-driven commitment to outstanding academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research/creative activity within a liberal arts college community. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.