The Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies (GGSS) at the University at Buffalo invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2024. We seek a dynamic teacher and researcher whose specialization foregrounds an intersectional approach to disability studies. This position is part of a collaborative team that includes the Center for Disability Studies, the Gender Institute, and GGSS on a project on “Communities of Care” which focuses on networks and relations of care and the pursuit of disability justice, especially within marginalized communities. The Communities of Care project will build connections between the University at Buffalo and the broader Western New York area.
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. preferably in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies or in a related field and be grounded in disability studies. We especially welcome candidates whose work is interdisciplinary and focused in Africana, Latina/o/x, Native American/Indigenous, and/or Asian cultures and methodologies. Candidates need a background in the humanities or humanistic social sciences and demonstrated ability to teach courses in disability studies and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. The department values the ability to mentor students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, and religion. The teaching load is two classes per term and all faculty are expected to maintain a robust research agenda.
Please submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, and the names of 3 professional references. Additional materials will be requested by the committee for candidates who make a second round of review. These include a writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses teaching and mentoring a diverse student body, a syllabus, and teaching evaluations. Review of applications will begin November 13, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
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About the Department
The Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies (GGSS) is the interdisciplinary home for research and teaching on feminism, women, gender, and sexuality at UB. Originally formed in 1972, we attract students locally, nationally and internationally and have thriving BA, MA and PhD programs. We are committed to using feminist theory and intersectional gender analysis to explore gender, race, class, sexuality and disability, in support of critical analysis directed towards social change and the creation of more just societies. The Center for Disability Studies seeks to promote and be a forum for academic research and teaching in disability studies in the humanities and social sciences and to facilitate the inclusion of people with disabilities in the community. The Gender Institute (GI) promotes scholarship and praxis working to implement gender equality at UB and around the world.
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Review of applications will begin November 13, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
Please submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, and the names of 3 professional references. Additional materials will be requested by the committee for candidates who make a second round of review. These include a writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses teaching and mentoring a diverse student body, a syllabus, and teaching evaluations.
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