The Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (GSWS) Program at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a non-tenure-steam lecturer position. We are seeking a dynamic teacher who works at the intersection of critical race/ethnicity studies and gender/sexuality studies. Pending budgetary approval, the position will begin in fall 2017 with an initial three-year contract, with the possibility of obtaining renewable three-year contracts after satisfactory performance reviews.
Applicants must demonstrate interest and proficiency in teaching feminist, gender, queer, or sexuality studies from an interdisciplinary perspective. The successful candidate will be an innovative teacher and will teach courses such as Introduction to GSWS, Introduction to Feminist Theory, Sex, Race, and Popular Culture, and advanced special topics courses based on areas of interest and expertise (e.g., Women of Color Feminism, Racialized Masculinities, Global Sexualities, Queer of Color Critique, Disability Studies, etc.). Candidates must be able to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary program, direct undergraduate research projects or internships, organize events and student colloquia, and participate in collective governance. A PhD in hand at the time of appointment is required. PhD may be in any discipline, including Gender Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, or English. The teaching load is three courses per semester.
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