Haverford College — Tenure-Line Faculty and Director Position in Gender and Sexuality Studies

Haverford College invites applications for a tenure-line Faculty (open rank) and Director position in Gender and Sexuality Studies, to begin Fall semester of 2022.

We seek scholars who are well versed in evolving theories of gender and sexuality, open to interdisciplinary work, conversant with and willing to engage concepts relating to gender and sexuality as they have developed in different disciplines, and work with principles of intersectionality. Additionally, we expect familiarity with the major texts of: western, transnational, and third world feminist traditions; lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender studies; masculinity and men’s studies; feminist politics; and queer and LGBT activism.

The successful candidate will develop and teach introductory and capstone courses that highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the program, in addition to courses in the area of their scholarly expertise. We seek scholars who can teach and mentor a diverse body of undergraduate students with a range of academic interests, experiences, and backgrounds. We are particularly interested in candidates who have administrative experience in building and growing programs, and who demonstrate the capacity to build a multidisciplinary program and establish productive collaborations with faculty and students across disciplinary boundaries.

The candidate’s doctoral degree must be in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Women’s Studies, Feminist Studies, or a closely related field, as evidenced by their research agenda, publications, and teaching experience. Candidates must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by September 1, 2022.

To apply for this position, candidates must submit to the Gender and Sexuality Studies Search Committee via Interfolio [http://apply.interfolio.com/96440] the following documents addressing the scholarly qualifications identified above:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement (2-3 pages)
  • Statement of their approach to pedagogy and mentorship that briefly discusses two of their courses and their larger efforts in fostering a diverse and inclusive academic environment (2-3 pages)
  • A Writing sample (25-30 pages)

Applications completed by November 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. Shortly before Thanksgiving, we will contact applicants whose candidacy we wish to pursue further with a request for three letters of recommendation, which will be due on December 3, 2021.

Recognizing health and safety concerns during this time, the College will be as flexible as possible in determining the nature of any interviews or meetings (virtual/remote and/or in-person interaction) that are conducted for this search.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to hc-gssearch@haverford.edu

Questions about the application process should be addressed to Nicole Ruffin Price, Coordinator for Faculty Hiring and Review, at nruffinpri@haverford.edu

For technical questions, please contact Interfolio directly at 1-877-997-8807 or help@interfolio.com

Special Requirements: All faculty and staff (including contract workers) who are employed or engaged by Haverford College must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and provide proof of vaccination, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted as an accommodation or otherwise.

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Women, non-binary and transgender individuals, people of color, Indigenous people, and those with other or multiple historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities are especially encouraged to apply. Haverford College and our consortial partners are located on Lenape lands.

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