Special Assistant Professor in Women's Studies

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
06 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Sep 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Description of Work Unit

The Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research (CWSGR) is an interdisciplinary apex of research, academic, teaching, and out reach program housed within the Department of Ethnic Studies. The program is devoted to examining the positions of women and the organization of gendered relations in culture and society from both intellectual and activist perspectives. Central to our consideration of women and gender is a commitment to investigating the intersections of class, race, ethnicity, sexual identities, queer identities, non-heteronormative identities, age, ability, citizenship, empire, nation, and national origin along the social structures and power continuums of oppression, difference, and privilege. Guided by the wide spectrum of feminist and other critical identity or gendered perspectives, our program aims to heighten awareness and understanding of the range of human experience, potential, and accomplishment in order to advance the goals of social justice. In the course of meeting these objectives, we seek to nurture and disseminate knowledge about women and gender that is 1) historically-informed, 2) grounded at every level of life experience, including interpersonal, household, workplace, and state arenas, 3) focused on marginalized and privileged populations, and 4) dedicated to social change.

Position Summary

This is a 9-month, part-time position at .6 FTE, with an annual salary of $31,000. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three Women’s Studies courses per year and to provide service support for the director in fulfilling the mission of the Center. The service component includes: advising undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in various programs, recruiting new students, developing new women’s studies courses, and attending meetings in support of the Center’s programs and activities. The position is renewable each year, pending budgetary approval and satisfactory performance reviews.

Required Job Qualifications

Master’s degree and demonstrated interest and ability to teach women’s studies courses.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Ph.D in Women’s Studies and related fields.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To add your name to the applicant pool, please upload individually a letter of application, curriculum vita, sample syllabi, and name and contact information of three references who can speak to your teaching.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

This pool expires December 31, 2017. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Search Contact Caridad Souza, (970) 491-2882 or by email at: caridad.souza@colostate.edu