JOB: Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Univ of Cincinnati

The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a tenure-track position of assistant professor to begin August 1, 2012. A PhD in women’s, gender and/or sexuality studies or a related field by July 31, 2012 and a specialization in sexuality studies are required. A focus on African/African American studies is preferred; applicants with specializations in critical race studies or ethnic studies will also be considered.

The successful candidate should have the potential for or an initial record pointing toward becoming a leading scholar and generating external research funding. S/he will also have the ability to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses and to engage in service.

The University of Cincinnati is an urban, public, comprehensive Research I institution, committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining an academically and culturally diverse faculty. The Department of WGSS is an interdisciplinary unit in the College of Arts and Sciences offering BA, MA, and dual MA/JD and MA/PhD degrees. The eleven full and jointly appointed WGSS faculty teach a standard 2-2 semester load. WGSS is affiliated with the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center (, which disburses over one million dollars per year in research and travel grants to faculty and students. For more information, please visit our website ( Search committee chair Amy Lind will be available for informal meetings at the NWSA conference in Atlanta (

Please apply online at (position #211UC1884). Review of complete applications will begin on December 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates must include a letter of application, a current CV and one writing sample. In addition, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Molly Russell, Dept. of WGSS, University of Cincinnati, PO Box 45221-0164 (phone: 513-556-6776; email: Applications will not be considered complete until all letters of recommendation have been received.

In a continuing effort to foster diversity on our campus, we actively encourage applications from African Americans and other people of color, women, veterans, people of diverse orientations/identities, people with disabilities, and others who may make a positive contribution to the diversification of ideas and perspectives. For additional information about diversity initiatives at the University of Cincinnati, please visit the UC Diversity website: The University of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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