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Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing September 1, 2015. This position is subject to budgetary and Board approval.

The Department seeks to fill a continuing faculty line in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. The preferred candidate will be engaged in feminist interdisciplinary research and teaching in at least one of the following areas:

  • disability studies
  • bioethics/science studies
  • masculinity studies
  • theories of embodiment and body modification
  • trans* studies, and/or queer theory.

The Department is open to a range of research approaches, including: theoretical and historical perspectives; cultural studies; and public policy.

Candidates should demonstrate ability to work within a comparative and/or transnational and/or intersectional framework in their undergraduate and graduate teaching and research and should suggest ways that they can participate in service to the department, the university, and the broader community.

Applicants will submit electronically a

  • covering letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy and course evaluations)
  • resume of research interests and agenda, and,
  • a sample of written work.

Each candidate must also arrange for three academic reference letters to be forwarded to the Department. All materials should be sent to:

Dr. Willeen Keough, Chair
Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

The deadline for receipt of applications and reference letters is October 1, 2014.

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including all genders, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.





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