Assistant Professor (Women's Gender Sexuality Studies)
University of Massachusetts Boston (Boston, Massachusetts)
October 15, 2023
Post date: July 31, 2023

The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure track assistant position beginning September 1, 2024. This position will support our undergraduate minor in Queer and Transgender Studies. We are seeking a scholar-educator with expertise in Black Feminisms, Black Queer Studies, Black Trans Studies, Queer of Color Critique, Indigenous Studies, and/or Transnational Feminisms. The standard teaching load for research-active tenure track faculty is 2 courses per semester, including courses in the candidate’s area of specialization in addition to rotating responsibility for required courses in the minor. Responsibilities also include advising students in the WGS major and Queer and Trans Studies minor. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. (in hand or expected by August 2024), in a relevant discipline in the humanities, social sciences, or related transdisciplinary fields. ​​Candidates with graduate training in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and/or a strong interdisciplinary background are preferred.

Application instructions:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests/experiences, one writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent.

Initial review of applications will begin October 15 and continue until the position is filled.

UMass Boston is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations for the hiring process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact the ADA/504 Coordinator Andrea Haas  or 617-287-5148.


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Review Begins: 
October 15, 2023

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