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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Macalester College Faculty Search

Macalester College and the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is seeking a faculty member for the 2009-2010 school year. Ph.D. is required. Application review begins immediately.

Macalester College Faculty Search
The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at Macalester College is seeking a faculty member to teach 3 courses in the fields of transnational, postcolonial, and postmodern feminist studies. The 3 courses will be taught in the Fall semester of 2009 (September—December) and are as follows: Transnational Perspectives on Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality (introductory); 20th century Anglophone Women Writers (intermediate); and Topics in Feminist Postcolonial or Postmodern Literature (intermediate). There may also be an opportunity to teach 2
courses in the Spring semester of 2010.
Strong preference will be given to a candidate who is ABD or has received their Ph.D. with interdisciplinary work based in feminist literary/humanistic studies. The successful candidate will have teaching and research expertise in studies of contemporary feminist theories and practices of gender, race, nation, and diaspora as these
are contextualized in any Anglophone regions. An ability to create comparative studies across such regions is desirable. The candidate will be expected to teach the courses listed above with a distinct basis
in the history of postcolonial and postmodern feminist/queer theories. More information about the department is available on our website http://www.macalester.edu/wgs.
Screening of applications will begin *IMMEDIATELY* and may be sent to the Chair of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department, either to wgs@macalester.edu or to
Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, St Paul, MN 55105. To apply, please send a letter of application that includes a statement of teaching and research experience in the fields described above, a CV with names of 3 references, and teaching evaluations (if available).
*Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, with a population of approximately three million people and home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 1800 undergraduates from 48 states and the District of Columbia and over 75 countries. The College is proud of its long-standing, mission-driven commitment to outstanding academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research/creative activity within a liberal arts college community. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.*
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