Assistant Professor - Women's & Gender Studies

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 073463
Job Title Assistant Professor - Women's & Gender Studies
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
FLSA Status Exempt

As determined by department chair.

Job Type Full-time
Rank Assistant
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Department of Women’s & Gender Studies at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies, appointment to begin August 2018. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar specializing in Feminist Indigenous Studies with a strong record of research and teaching in Women’s and Gender Studies consistent with a tenure-track appointment at a research university. We are especially interested in intersectional research and teaching that takes up questions of gender, race, class, sexuality, disability, sovereignty and other important differences in conversation with transnational, diasporic, and post- and decolonial feminist and indigenous scholarship. Teaching experience on topics in Women’s and Gender Studies preferred.


Interdisciplinary doctoral training strongly preferred (Ph.D. in Women’s and Gender Studies, Indigenous Studies, or other related interdisciplinary field). The Department of WGS [] is particularly interested in candidates with areas of specialization that enhance the Department’s existing strengths, and who have the potential to strengthen the Department’s ties with other departments/programs on campus, especially Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) []. NAIS at Syracuse University is interdisciplinary, crossing several departments on campus.

Job Specific Qualifications

Interdisciplinary doctoral training required; Women’s Studies or Interdisciplinary Ph.D. preferred.


The candidate’s work should complement the mission, goals, and strengths of the WGS Department at Syracuse University, as well as contribute to NAIS. The candidate will be expected to contribute to core curricula in WGS, as well as develop courses in their area of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. WGS is distinguished by its commitment to intersectional, transnational, and interdisciplinary approaches, with an emphasis on issues of race, class, disability, sexuality, indigeneity, and ethnicity as an inherent part of our signature focus on transnational feminist analyses of gender and gender justice.

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

Candidates must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and one article-length publication or writing sample. Three letters of recommendation are required and will be requested directly from your references through our employment system when you submit your application.

Job Posting Date 08/20/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration 10/15/2017
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants

The Women’s and Gender Studies Department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Syracuse University is an AA/EOE.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Writing Sample URL (if larger than 5MB)
  3. Reference List

Supplemental Questions

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