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*Gender & Women Studies, Assistant Professor (PRF# AA16021)*
*Minnesota State University, Mankato* <

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE: 11/26/14
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 5, 2015.
POSITION: Tenure-Track (Probationary*)
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 17, 2015 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach general education, advanced undergraduate, and graduate courses in Gender and Women’s Studies. Must incorporate interdisciplinary and multicultural perspectives in teaching. All faculty members are expected to maintain continuing study, engage in research, contribute to student growth and development, and be involved in university and community service.

*Ph.D. in Gender, Sexuality, and/or Women’s Studies, conferred on an official transcript by August 10, 2015.
*Demonstrated teaching success in core Gender, Sexuality, and/or Women’s Studies courses in the social sciences.

*Preparation to teach the departments undergraduate courses on topics including introduction to the field, transnational feminism, feminist thought, collective action, violence and gender, or special topic seminars.
*Preparation to teach graduate-level Gender & Women’s Studies courses on topics including feminist theory, feminist research and activism, or special topic seminars.
*Preparation to supervise masters theses.
*Demonstrated scholarly potential in Gender, Women’s and/or Sexuality Studies.
*Interest and experience in mentoring and advising.
*Evidence of activist experience.
*Excellent communication skills.
*Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at:

*Application Procedures:* To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.

Cover Letter
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Contact information for three (3) references
Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree 

*Contact Information:*

Shannon Miller, Search Chair
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Department of Gender & Women’s Studies
109 Morris Hall
Mankato, MN  56001
Phone: (507) 389-5024 TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
Fax: (507) 389-6377

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:

Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity university and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.



Professor and Chair, Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
The Ohio State University

The College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

The Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University has been home to award-winning, widely published faculty for over 30 years and one of the first doctoral programs in the field. We currently have 18 core, tenure-track faculty (13 full-time equivalency) and more than 60 affiliated faculty. The department offers an undergraduate major and minor, M.A., Ph.D., and a graduate minor. Our students find a supportive, intellectually challenging community, small class sizes, and close interaction with faculty within a large research university setting that offers extensive resources and opportunities. You can learn more about our department at<>.

The successful candidate will have administrative experience and a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary feminist scholarship and teaching. Candidates must also share the department's priorities, which include commitments to the field of interdisciplinary women’s, gender and sexuality studies, to national leadership in the field, to diversifying the academy at all levels, and to an interdisciplinary core at all levels of the curriculum.

The Chair is the chief academic, financial and strategic officer for the department. The position will work to recruit and retain outstanding faculty and students at all levels, contribute to the intellectual life of the department as an active member of the faculty, promote the department within the university, and work to secure support outside of the university. 

Qualifications: Candidate must be a full professor. An associate professor who is eligible for promotion to full rank at Ohio State upon appointment may also be considered. All applicants are expected to have substantial scholarly visibility in women’s, gender and sexuality studies and a distinguished record of teaching, advising and service, preferably including administrative experience at a research institution. The field of research specialization is open.

About Ohio State: The Ohio State University, one of the nation’s leading public research universities, provides a distinctive educational experience for students and a research program of significant strength. Ohio State serves 63,964 students and is ranked 16th among national public research universities in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. Located in Ohio’s capital city, Columbus, The Ohio State University is a major educational and economic force through its mission of teaching, research, and service. The College of Arts and Sciences is home to 38 departments and 20+ world-class research centers and institutes. Ohio State is recognized nationally for its work life policies, including tenure clock flexibility, dual career services, domestic partner and children and families benefits. 

About Columbus: The OSU campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 2 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Stonewall Columbus’ annual Pride event is one of the largest in the country. Columbus continues to be regarded as one of the top gay and lesbian-friendly cities in the U.S. and has an established queer community that serves as an integral part of our culture. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at<>.

Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample publication, and three letters of reference online at<> (Job ID 4982). Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Valarie Williams, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences at<> or (614) 292-4063. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 12, 2015 and the position will remain open until filled. Campus visits will be scheduled during February 2015.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting and supporting a diverse faculty and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.



Global Women's Studies at the National University of Ireland Galway is advertising for two funded PhD positions, one with a background in macro-economics or related discipline and one with a background in sociology or related discipline, for a DfID funded study on the costs (social and economic) of violence against women and girls. Please note the deadline for applications is the 15th of January. More details at:

Project description: The project undertaken by NUI Galway, in collaboration with Ipsos MORI and ICRW and funded by the Department for International Development, UK, takes a multi- disciplinary, mixed methods approach that integrates quantitative and qualitative research with innovative economic analysis to derive social and economic costs of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in three countries. It is the third component in the What Works to Prevent Violence programme.

We are recruiting for two PhDs, one with a background in macro-economics, development economics or related discipline, the other with a background in sociology or related discipline. The PhD student will undertake research examining the costs of violence against women and girls in Ghana, South Sudan or Pakistan.

Stipend:   €23 000 inclusive of fees for 3 years.

Entry Requirements: The PhD fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis and applicants will be expected to demonstrate both a strong academic background and aptitude for research.

Duration: Funded for 3 years (Structured PhD), full-time with Global Women's Studies.

Further details and application instruction, please see:

Closing date for applications:  January 15th, 12pm (Irish time)

For informal discussion, contact Dr. Nata Duvvury at



The Harry Ransom Center, an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, annually awards more than 50 fellowships to support projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

The fellowships range from one to three months, with stipends of $3,000 per month. Also available are $1,200 to $1,700 travel stipends and dissertation fellowships with a $1,500 stipend.

The Ransom Center invites applications for its 2015-2016 fellowships, which will support research visits that take during the period June 1, 2015-August 31, 2016. Applications must be submitted through the Center's website by January 15, 2015, 5 p.m. CST.

Fellows will become part of a distinguished group of alumni. In the 25 years since the fellowship program's inauguration, the Center has supported the research of more than 900 scholars from around the world through fellowship awards.

More information about the fellowships and the Ransom Center's collections is available online at <>

Questions about the fellowship program or application instructions should be directed to



VISITING POSITION – WOMEN’S, GENDER & SEXUALITY STUDIES AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES - The Religious Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program invite applications for a visiting assistant professor of WGSS and RELS to begin in August 2015. Area of specialization is open, but the successful candidate must have strong background in Women’s/Gender/Sexuality/Queer/Feminist Studies (WGSQFS) and Religious Studies with a focus in comparative religions, theology, or ethics. The teaching load is 3-3, which may include advising senior Independent Study thesis projects. The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in both disciplines, an upper-level course in RELS, and Histories of Feminist Thought. A Ph.D. in either field with significant academic training in the other discipline is required.  Prior teaching experience is desirable and applicants should provide evidence of their ability to teach introductory and upper-level courses. Applications should include: letter of interest; cv; unofficial graduate transcripts; three letters of recommendation; and syllabi and/or teaching evaluations (if available).  Application materials should be submitted electronically to Santha Schuch, Administrative Coordinator, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, at<>. Applications are due by February 15, 2015.

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The College values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of making appointments without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. The College of Wooster is a drug-free workplace.



Added 6/27/14




Among the BBRG programs and activities is the BBRG Affiliated Visiting Scholars Program, designed to accommodate scholars who would like to spend a relatively short period of time in residence, ranging from one month to six months. The BBRG Affiliated Visiting Scholars Program is open to senior and junior faculty (tenured and untenured), visiting scholars, postdoctoral scholars and independent scholars, from the U.S. and abroad, whose work is centrally on women and gender. Applicants must have the Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in hand one year prior to the beginning of the appointment. The BBRG accepts applications for the BBRG Affiliated Visiting Scholars Program throughout the academic year.

Affiliated Visiting Scholars will have access to UC Berkeley library privileges, a shared office, and shared computer and internet access. Affiliated Visiting Scholars are invited to participate in the BBRG Scholars’ Writing/Reading Group if they are in residence for at least three months.

Affiliated Visiting Scholars provide their own financial support during the residency. There are fees associated with residency at BBRG. Please see the website for full details. 

*Non-U.S. scholars will need a J-1 visa to visit BBRG. This paperwork takes three months to complete. Please plan accordingly.


  • Center for Feminist Research
  • University of Southern California
  • Mark Taper Hall of Humanities
  • Room 422
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Los Angeles, California
  • 90089-4352 USA