JOB: TT Assistant Prof in GWS at Pomona College

Pomona College seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, to begin fall 2017. Gender and Women’s Studies is a vital and growing program philosophically, politically and pedagogically centered on intersectional, woman of color, transnational and queer of color history and theory. We seek a scholar and teacher whose interests emerge from the intersection of those fields with interdisciplinary or disciplinary work in the social sciences and/or humanities. Some areas of interest might be, but are not limited to: black queer and feminist theory, ethnographic practice, science and technology studies, transgender studies, disability studies, movement histories, activism, media studies and performance studies. Transnational and/or hemispheric approaches are welcome, across any geographic spectrum.The teaching load at Pomona College is two courses per semester. Faculty are expected to teach across all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and are eligible for generous teaching and research grants. Candidates should have PhD in hand at time of appointment. Complete application includes cover letter, description of dissertation or book project; curriculum vitae; writing sample of approximately 30-35 pages, three brief statements – one addressing teaching philosophy and experience, one addressing scholarship and including your future directions, and one addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body – and three letters of reference. Candidates may receive later requests for graduate transcripts as well as a sample syllabus for an upper-level undergraduate course in the candidate’s area of expertise. Please apply through Academic Jobs Online. Applications will not be accepted after October 3, 2016. We will be interviewing at the National Women’s Studies Association conference in Montreal from November 10-13 or via video conferencing. Please indicate in your letter if you will be at the National Women’s Studies Conference.

Pomona is a highly selective private liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1630 students, all undergraduates, and a student/faculty ratio of eight to one. Pomona College and its Program in Gender and Women’s Studies support equal access to higher education and value working in a richly diverse environment. The ideal candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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