Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies

Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies

with research

specialization in LGBTQ Studies

Best Consideration Date:  September 23, 2016

The Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland announces a full-time tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor specializing in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies. We invite applications from persons whose scholarly production falls within the more traditional meaning of monographs and refereed journal articles and those whose scholarship is evidenced in performative and other creative venues or in policy work. The successful candidate will be able to work across multiple disciplines and have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

• Critical Race, Queer, or Transgender Theory/Studies/Policy
• Disability Studies/Crip Theory
• Transnational Genders and Sexualities, esp. Masculinities Across Racial Lines
• Gender and Sexuality in Performance Studies and Visual Culture

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree by the time of application. Applicants should submit the following materials: a current curriculum vitae, the names of three references, a 3-4 page letter of application describing their research experience and interests, teaching experiences and interests, and academic and/or community service to (position number 115943). Additional information may be requested after submission. For best consideration please submit your materials by September 23, 2016.

If you have any questions you may contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. LaMonda Horton-Stallings, at

An academic unit of the College of Arts and Humanities, the Department of Women’s Studies is recognized as one of the leading programs in its field within the United States and beyond and will celebrate its fortieth-year anniversary as a department in 2017. The department includes a thriving and diverse program of LGBT studies, and so we seek a scholar who will be able to contribute significantly to curricular and programmatic development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. With eleven core faculty and more than eighty affiliate faculty, the department offers B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Women’s Studies, undergraduate certificates in LGBT Studies and Women’s Studies, a minor in LGBT Studies, a joint minor in Black Women’s Studies (with African American Studies), and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies. Feminist Studies, a flagship journal of interdisciplinary scholarship in our field, is housed on our campus. In addition to Feminist Studies, the department hosts the annual D.C. Queer Studies Symposium and the LGBT Lecture Series. The University of Maryland is situated in the greater metropolitan area connecting Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland and has access to an exceptional range of cultural, political, and social resources, including the executive offices of the National Women’s Studies Association.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

This search is contingent upon the availability of funds.

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