Thursday, 19 October 2017

Assistant Professor Gender Studies - Faculty of Humanities Tenure-track

The Gender Studies Department at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track position in gender studies at the Assistant Professor level, commencing July 1, 2018. We are especially interested in a specialization in intersectional feminist media and visual studies, including some expertise in social media and digital technologies (disciplinary or interdisciplinary background is open). Requirements The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent by date of appointment, a strong record of scholarship and/or creative work, a demonstrated commitment to teaching in an interdisciplinary undergraduate Gender Studies program at all levels, and the ability to draw on experiential knowledge in research and teaching. The successful candidate will demonstrate clear potential for excellent research, teaching, curriculum development, publication, and student supervision and mentorship. Further, as a member of a small department, the candidate will be expected to share in administrative duties both at the departmental and university level and to show a willingness to help in the possible development of an interdisciplinary M.A. program. The Department of Gender Studies highlights historical and contemporary feminist scholarship, but also broadens this established approach with courses inclusive of queer and trans perspectives, as well as the production of masculinities. Underlying all Gender Studies courses is the active pursuit of social justice enabled by critical analyses that expose inequities and interrogate their systemic foundations. The department is strongly committed to both excellence and equity and to increasing the diversity of approaches and perspectives in teaching and research. Related links Department website: Additional information Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association. The University of Victoria is situated on the territory of the Coast and Straits Salish peoples and sits on the site of a former Lekwungen village. It has developed into one of Canada’s leading comprehensive institutions with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Contact information Applications must include: a complete curriculum vitae; the name and address (including email and telephone numbers) of at least three referees whom the department may contact; copies of selected relevant publications and/or creative works; and summaries of teaching evaluations. Please send applications (electronic only, in pdf or Word format) to: Dr. Laura Parisi Chair, Department of Gender Studies Department E-Mail: Phone: 250-721-7378 Application deadline Closing date for application is midnight PST on November 30th, 2017. Equity statement The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.