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Monday, October 7, 2013

Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies San Francisco State University

The Women and Gender Studies Department at San Francisco State University invites applicants for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in fall 2014.They seek to hire a junior scholar with expertise in transnational feminist methodologies. Must have a Ph.D., evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a demonstrable high‚Äêquality scholarship. Applications are due by November 14, 2013.

Position Description:
The Women and Gender Studies Department at SFSU seeks to hire a junior scholar with expertise in transnational feminist methodologies whose research addresses one or more of the following fields:
• Science and technology studies
• Disability studies
• Indigenous feminisms
• Health inequalities and the environment
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Women and Gender Studies or experience in the discipline. This scholar must teach from a perspective that emphasizes the mutually constitutive nature of categories of difference, and their course offerings should complement and extend our strengths in transnational feminist cultural studies and interdisciplinary social sciences.
Ph.D. (or completion of degree requirements by August 1, 2014), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and demonstrable high-­‐quality scholarship.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary competitive, commensurate with qualifications. San Francisco State University, as part of the California State University system, provides generous health, retirement, and other benefits, including domestic partner benefits.

Information about department:

The Women and Gender Studies Department at SFSU was founded in 1976, one of the first such departments in the United States. Forged out of transformative activism and scholarship, the department uses interdisciplinary approaches and foregrounds transnational and intersectional relationships among gender, race, sexuality, nation, labor, and globalization. Our students engage in challenging academics, work closely with professors, and lead community initiatives. Faculty typically teach three courses per semester, maintain as active research and publishing profile, and advise undergraduate and Masters students in the department.

About San Francisco State University:

San Francisco State University, a large urban university, is part of the 23-­‐campus California State University system and serves a diverse student body in liberal arts, sciences, and professional programs. The mission of the University is to maintain an environment for learning that promotes an appreciation of scholarship, freedom, and human diversity; fosters excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and provides broadly accessible higher education. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective in teaching; to demonstrate professional achievement and growth through continued research, publications, and/or creative activities; and to contribute their academic expertise and leadership to the campus and community.
Candidates should send the following:
• Cover letter
• A curriculum vitae
• Names of three recommenders
• (Requests for letters of recommendation [no more than two years old], writing sample, syllabi, teaching evaluations, and teaching philosophy will be made after the first round of review)
Please mail documents (no email applications) to:
Hiring Committee
Department of Women and Gender Studies
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
Review of applications will begin November 14, 2013.