Assistant Professor in Transnational/Global Feminist, Queer, and Trans Studies

Washington D.C.
24 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
27 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Transnational/Global Feminist, Queer, and Trans Studies & Approaches to Literatures, Media, and Cultures
Georgetown University: Main Campus: College of Arts & Sciences: English

Location: Washington, DC
Open Date: Sep 30, 2022
Deadline: Aug 01, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of English and the Program in Women's and Gender Studies at Georgetown University invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2023.

The teaching load is 2 courses per semester, split equally between units, with teaching responsibilities at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Additional responsibilities include service appropriate for jointly-appointed faculty.

We are looking for candidates whose work is in transnational/global feminist, queer, and/or trans studies as it relates to literary, media, and cultural production, in any period or region. We especially welcome applicants with a research and teaching focus in women's and gender studies; trans, feminist, and queer theory and/or methods; and/or post- and anti-colonialism.

The English Department at Georgetown University houses faculty who specialize in the study of the literary, historical, cultural, and digital and who also work across multiple interdisciplinary units such as African American Studies, American Studies, Catholic Studies, Creative Writing, Disability Studies, Environmental Studies, Film and Media Studies, Global Medieval Studies, Public Humanities, Urban Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, and Writing Studies. The successful candidate will build on the Department's existing strengths and enhance its commitment to engaged scholarship. We welcome applicants whose work addresses multiple audiences and tackles issues of public concern.

The Program in Women's and Gender Studies at Georgetown is a multi-discplinary disciplinary and interdisciplinary program that specializes in critical, feminist, and cross-cultural understandings of women, gender, and power in a global context. Focusing on the interactions and intersections of race, class, (dis)ability, gender, and sexuality, the Women's and Gender Studies program fosters knowledge about gender and sexuality in all its their diversity and encourages the critical interrogation of traditional academic disciplines. Our faculty specialize in performance studies, queer studies, Black feminisms, biopolitics, sexual politics, transracial and transnational studies, ableism, cultural politics, gender-based violence, public policy, and feminist theory. Our program is home to award- winning teachers, scholars, and activists.

For questions related to this position, please contact: Nadia E. Brown,

A Ph.D. in Women’s and Gender Studies, English, or a complementary interdisciplinary field is required prior to appointment start date. Candidates must show strong promise of excellence in teaching as well as research.

Application Instructions
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1. Cover Letter

2. CV

Applications completed by November 18, 2022, will receive full consideration. We will contact applicants whose candidacy we wish to pursue further with a request for three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and sample syllabi, which will be due on December 10, 2022.

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Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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