University of Nevada, Reno — Lecturer II in Gender, Race, and Identity

Lecturer II
The Gender, Race, and Identity (GRI) Program at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a continuing Lecturer position to begin Fall 2018. This is a non-tenure-track but continuing and renewable position on a 9-month calendar (August through May each academic year). The position centers on teaching and undergraduate programming, with the potential for some role in advising and curricular development. The successful candidate will be experienced in teaching on the intersections of gender, race, class, ethnicity, and/or sexuality, and will be able to develop and teach both introductory and advanced courses in the program. In addition, the successful candidate will hold an established track record of campus programming or community engagement, and show strong interest in social justice and undergraduate mentoring. We are especially interested in candidates who may be able to contribute to intersectional teaching in sexuality studies, disability studies, and/or ethnic studies. Applicants must have completed the PhD or other suitable terminal degree, and be eligible to work in the United States prior to the start of appointment on July 1, 2018.

Department Information
The GRI program ( offers an undergraduate major in Gender, Race, and Identity, which includes concentrations in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies; in ethnic studies; and in comparative studies. Additionally, GRI offers undergraduate minors in Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies, Religious Studies, and Holocaust, Genocide, and Peace Studies, and offers a graduate certificate in Gender, Race and Identity. New areas of development in the program include Latinx studies and Indigenous studies. Undergraduate programming, which forms an essential part of this Lecturer position, represents an important area for the program’s growth, and is aimed at serving goals of recruitment, student mentoring, campus diversity and equity, and community engagement. The standard teaching load for a Lecturer position is 4/4, but we anticipate a load reduction commensurate with the programming role. Lecturers are valued as important contributors to the life of the GRI program.

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is the state’s historic land-grant institution ( It serves approximately 21,000 students, with significant and growing numbers of first-generation students and students of color. Ranked as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report, UNR offers an array of degree programs at all levels. Reno boasts a rapidly-growing technology business sector and a vibrant arts and restaurant scene, and is the hub for world-class outdoor recreation. It is located 30 minutes from Lake Tahoe, three hours from the San Francisco Bay Area, and near Yosemite and Lassen National Parks.

UNR recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications
PhD in Gender Studies or related field completed no later than July 1, 2018. Demonstrated ability to teach introductory and advanced topics related to gender studies, race, intersectional identities, and related fields. Demonstrated ability to support the university’s commitment to inclusiveness.

Preferred Qualifications
Record of advising/mentoring and campus programming or community engagement. Experience developing topic-related curriculum. Social Justice orientation, including community-engaged research serving marginalized communities.

Compensation Grade
Lecturer 0(II)

Contact Information for this position:
Jasmine Hankey:

Application and Required Attachments
To apply, please visit:—Main-Campus/Lecturer-II–Gender–Race–and-Identity_R0108392

Please include the following attachments in your application:

  • Letter of application that outlines teaching excellence and areas of expertise, experience in campus programming and/or community engagement
  • A diversity statement that addresses your experiences and commitment to diversity
  • CV including contact information for three references
  • Two sample undergraduate syllabi. Syllabi may address any topic relevant to the GRI program, and should include one introductory course and one advanced course

Additional materials such as letters of recommendation may be requested later.

This posting is open until filled
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.