Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Women's and Gender Studies, University of Missouri (Columbia, Missouri)
April 1, 2024
Starting Date: 
August 21, 2023
Post date: September 13, 2023

The department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Missouri seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position. We are interested in scholars working at the intersection of gender, sexuality, and race. The specific area of specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in the following subfields, transnational/global mobilities/migrations, sexuality studies, environmental justice, science and technology studies (STS).

An earned doctoral degree in Women’s, Gender, Sexuality Studies, or other related field is required prior to employment. The successful candidate is expected to teach two classes a semester, including introductory courses that are currently offered (1000 and 2000 level), as well as developing new courses in their area of specialization. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active research agenda. 

The University of Missouri (MU or Mizzou), located in Columbia, has an enrollment of more than 30,000 students and is Missouri’s largest public research university. Mizzou is also the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System and one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine, and a nuclear research reactor on one campus. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities since 1908, Mizzou is considered one of the nation’s top-tier (R1) institutions.


Application Instructions 

Please apply online at: https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings (Job ID 48595) and be prepared to upload the following:

  1. An application letter (2-3 pages)

  2. Your current C.V. (15 pages maximum)

  3. A statement of research (2-3 pages)

  4. A teaching statement (2-3 pages)

  5. Two sample syllabi (one should be for an intro course)

  6. A writing sample (30 pages maximum)

Please arrange for your references to send three confidential letters of recommendation directly to Hudson Giles-Lavender (Hudson@missouri.edu). Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023. Applicants should apply by this date for full consideration.

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate. In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

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Review Begins: 
November 1, 2023

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