Tenure track position at Northern Illinois University–women’s and gender studies

The interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Northern Illinois University is looking for a dynamic scholar to fill the position of Assistant Professor to begin in the fall of 2019, with expertise in Critical Race Theory. The successful candidate will be a joint appointment tenure-track faculty member in the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, with a tenure home in an appropriate academic department (open). The candidate will be expected to teach courses to both undergraduate and graduate students in both units, as well as engage in an active research agenda and perform professional service in keeping with rank and position. Applications are invited from those whose research and teaching interests focus on Critical Race Theory in the context of any of the following: A) intersectional feminist, queer, and/or trans* theories, B) women, gender, and/or sexuality in social and political movements, or C) feminist, queer, and/or trans* research methods. The typical teaching load is two courses per year in the Center, and two courses per year in the tenuring department.

Required Qualifications

JD or PhD in the Humanities or Social Sciences with expertise in both critical race theory and feminist, queer and/or trans studies.

ABD will be considered, with completion of PhD required before Fall 2019.

Successful candidate will also be willing/able to teach academic skills to first-generation students. Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff and students, including those of varying identities, economic and cultural backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants who have prior teaching experience and a productive high quality agenda in research or artistry. Successful grant writing experience is preferred.

Required Applicant Documents

1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2. Cover Letter

3. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)

4. List of References

5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

6. Statement of Research Philospohy

7. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness Please submit application and documents through NIU online employment system  employment.niu.edu/postings/37915.  Review of completed applications will begin on 12/1/2018; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.Further questions can be directed to Dr. Amanda Littauer, alittauer@niu.edu

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