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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

University of Washington Position in the Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

The Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle seeks an educator for the position of Lecturer, beginning in the fall quarter, 2014. Preference will be given to applicants with MA or PhD degrees in women's, and/or gender studies. Demonstrated commitment to feminist pedagogy and dedication to undergraduate education is expected. Application deadline is October 15 will receive priority.

The primary responsibility of the Lecturer will be to teach the large introductory course (150-250 students) in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies.In addition to the introductory course and a course in Feminist Theory, the Lecturer will teach courses in their field of specialization. We are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in feminist Health, Law, or Environment. Within each of these fields, specific foci could include attention to inequities of race/ethnicity, citizenship status, class, LBGTQ sexualities, disability and global disparities from an activist or policy perspective. The Lecturer will play a critical role in enhancing the overall undergraduate education mission of the department and in charting a significant new direction of engagement with students, especially those who are unfamiliar with the discipline.
This position is a 3-year, full-time appointment with the possibility of re-appointment. The Lecturer will be expected to teach two courses in each of three academic quarters. The University of Washington faculty code, which applies to Lecturers, provides a trajectory of promotion to Senior Lecturers and to Principal Lecturers.
Application packet should include cover letter, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabus for the Introduction to Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies course and a syllabus for a course in area of specialization, teaching evaluations & 3 letters of recommendation.
Send materials to: Interfolio at http:// apply.interfolio.com/22668.
The Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle, which will celebrate its forty fifth anniversary in 2014, is a vibrant community that collaborates with faculty in ethnic studies and other department and offers a rich intellectual climate for feminist teaching and scholarship, doctoral and undergraduate degrees. In addition to offering B.A. and Ph.D. Degrees, the department also offers graduate certificates in Queer Studies and in GWSS studies. GWSS Department Web site: http://depts.washington.edu/gwss.
In the department, they foreground their studies of race and ethnicity in U.S. and global contexts through the lens of intersectional and transnational analyses, as they analyze how formations of race, ethnicity, class and nation intersect with gender, women, and sexuality in specific times and places.
The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. University of Washington faculty engages in teaching, research, and service. The University of Washington, a recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.