Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Job Posting: Faculty of Social Sciences Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies Assistant Professor

Job summary The Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) at Brock University invites applications for a probationary tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor effective July 1st, 2019. This position focuses on the field of Antiracist, Decolonial Feminist Analysis and Activism. In the Centre, faculty teach a variety of courses from large lectures to small seminars as well as courses with a specific focus and more broad, survey courses. The successful applicant can apply for opportunities to supervise MA students in the Social Justice and Equity Studies program and other graduate programs on campus. Applicants should have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment (or be near completion) and provide evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly achievement. The candidate can be expected to engage in a program of research, participate in the affairs of the Centre and fulfill service commitments to the Centre and University. Qualifications Applicants should have completed the Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment (or be near completion) and provide evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly achievement. Notes Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of potential for successful and innovative teaching, a statement of research, a sample of scholarly writing, and three confidential letters of reference by January 14th, 2019. All material should be sent via email (pdf preferred) to and addressed to Dr. Shannon Moore, Director of the Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all interested candidates. Women, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit and queer (LGBTQ2+) persons are especially encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of an equity seeking group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more equity seeking groups should fill out the Self-Identification form and include the form. Differing career patterns may be more common among members of designated groups, and those who have experienced leaves from the workplace. These differences will be taken into account in assessing the experiences and qualifications of members of these groups, or those who have experienced leaves from the workplace. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy Please advise Shannon Moore ( to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. Brock University is located in St. Catharines atop the Niagara Escarpment. The scenic location within the Niagara Peninsula boasts an expanding wine-making and tourism sector with over 12 million visitors touring the natural beauty of Ontario’s vineyard country, Niagara Falls, and historical landmarks. Just a 30- minute drive to New York State and within an hours drive to Hamilton and Toronto, St. Catharines has a population of approximately 130,000 people and is accessible to a dynamic market of professional and amateur sport and an exceptional range of leisure and recreation opportunities. More information on WGST can be found on the university website departments-and-centres/womens-studies Also, information about the City of St. Catharines can be found on the city’s website