JOB: Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Northeastern Univ

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Northeastern University in Boston ( invites nominations and applications for Director and Advanced Associate or Full Professor, with tenure, starting July 1, 2012. Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies is a University-wide interdisciplinary program which offers an undergraduate minor and a graduate certificate, works closely with student organizations, and benefits from the participation of faculty from across the University. In addition to our existing strengths, developing emphases include joint majors, global feminisms, and lesbian, gay, and queer studies. The Program participates actively in the Boston-based Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies that offers team- taught graduate courses and opportunities for collaboration. The Director will work with an executive and advisory board and will have primary responsibility for program development, with teaching in the Program as well as in the disciplinary locus of tenure.
Applications are invited from any field that contributes to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Candidates must have a terminal degree, an established record of scholarship and teaching, relevant experience in academic leadership, and a commitment to diversity. The Director will be appointed in a related department in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Northeastern is a nationally ranked research university that provides experiential learning opportunities for its 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students, a strong urban mission, a global perspective, and an emphasis on interdisciplinary scholarship. The Director will have the opportunity to help build and expand a vibrant program at the center of the mission of the new College of Social Sciences and Humanities. We especially seek candidates with interest and skills in innovative, collaborative development; interdisciplinarity; and a vision for the future of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.
To apply, please visit the College of Social Sciences and Humanities website,, and click on the Faculty Positions link. If you are viewing this posting through a Northeastern University website, simply click the button below. Applicants should upload a letter of application, CV, a statement of current and future research interests, and contact information for four references. Review of applications will begin October 20, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Carla Kaplan, Search Committee Chair, 617-373-4937.

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