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JOB: Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies (Amherst)

Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure track, to begin Fall 2014

The Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Department ( at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise broadly on environmental/ food justice or sustainability including those focusing on climate change, reproduction, or migration.  The University of Massachusetts and the Western Massachusetts region have been national leaders in developing research and activist resources in sustainability, food justice, and environmental justice.  Qualifications: PhD required by 9/2014 in field of or related to natural, social sciences or humanities, or interdisciplinary work.  Ability to teach core Women’s Studies courses; teaching experience required. Annual teaching load: two courses per semester.  Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will begin January 15, to continue until filled. Application should include a letter of application, curriculum vita, a syllabus or course outline for a course on “Feminism and Environmental Justice” as well as other relevant syllabi and course descriptions, two article-length writing samples, and three letters of recommendation. Send application materials to .  Letters of reference can be emailed to or mailed to:  Chair of Search #R45569, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts, 208 Bartlett Hall, Amherst, MA  01003.  UMass Amherst is a member of the Five College Consortium along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mt. Holyoke Colleges.

WGSS is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access, and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society.  Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.

[P.S. I’m being told that they are very keen on hiring a philosopher for this position.]



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