Academic Jobs Wiki

2011 Positions

Arizona State University (Lecturer, Barrett Honors College)

  • The Barrett Honors College of Arizona State University invites applications for a faculty position in the social or natural sciences starting in Fall 2011.
  • Applicants with specialties in Asia, Africa and Latin America and/or whose teaching and research engages diverse perspectives and contributes to knowledge about our multicultural society are particularly encouraged.
  • To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by March 4, 2011.

Coe College (ACM-Mellon Post-Doc, Gender Studies)

  • Coe College seeks a Fellow in Gender Studies. Ph.D. must be completed before September 2011.
  • To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by November 15, 2010.
  • Received email acknowledgement of application (11/8) (11/15x4) (1/5x2)
  • The website lists January 1st as the application deadline. May I ask where you saw November 15? A: It was on that same Coe College website (linked above) that I saw November 15--and it now looks like the application deadline has been extended to January 1. You might want to email or call to double-check the deadline. R: Thank you!
  • Anyone heard anything besides an acknowledgement on this one?
    • Nope, likely because of the posts above yours: the deadline was extended to January 1. We probably won't hear until mid-late January now. (12/9)
    • Yeah, they extended the deadline. I wish I would've known that before I rushed to send in my application. I wouldn't be surprised if they started contacting applicants early next year.
    • Any idea why they would extend the deadline when every other job seems to be inundated with too many applications as it is?
      • Many reasons for this, two I can think of offhand: 1) they actually didn't get many applications (a job in my department only got 40, so not ALL open positions are getting hundreds), and 2) they realized they wouldn't have time to review them until after winter break, so they extended the deadline instead of having a huge gap between deadline and review. (12/13)
      • Anyone heard anything? 1/16
        • Not me. (1/17) x3
        • Not me. (1/25) Anyone know what's going on there?
        • Emailed to get an update. I was told the search committee hopes to have a list complete late this week or early next week. (1/25) Thanks for emailing & for sharing! (Thanks! x2)

College of Wooster (VAP, World History and Women's Studies)

  • The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and the Department of History at the College of Wooster invite applications for a joint one-year visiting assistant professor of History and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies to begin August 2011. We are seeking a historian with training in feminist studies and a background in global, transnational, or world history. Any area of expertise is welcome. The successful candidate will teach Introductory Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality courses; Global Feminisms; and courses in history in the candidate’s area of expertise.
  • Review of applications will begin January 14, 2011.
  • Cross-posted at World/Global History 2010-11 &  Non-Geographic/Methodologically Oriented, 2010-11
  • Email acknowledgement of materials (1/3)

Concordia University, Canada Research Chair in Feminist Media Studies

  • Deadline: 10/08
  • Application acknowledgement received: 10/26
  • Any news? Seems like they'd have made a first cut by now (11/28)...
  • I'm also waiting, no news (11/30)
  • letter: shortlist has been made. there were 28 applicants. (12/14)

was invited to interview mid Nov. They made offer mid Dec

DePaul University (Chicago IL)

  • Link to University's on-line application
  • The Women's and Gender Studies Program at DePaul University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in fall 2011.
  • Primary consideration will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. in women's and/or gender studies or another related interdisciplinary humanities-based field. We especially invite applicants with expertise in the intersecting fields of feminist gender and cultural studies, with a focus on contemporary and historical transnational feminist movements.
  • Review of applications with complete documentation will begin December 15, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Does anyone else have the sense that this was tailored for their current visiting professor?
  • Was this search canceled? When I click on the application link, I receive a message indicating that the "page you have attempted to access is unavailable." And I don't see the posting when I do a search on the DePaul HR site.
  • maybe the system wasn't changed to reflect the new due date in January? So it's not accepting applications past Dec. 15th (they'll need to fix that)? I'll email right now to find out.
  • Anyone gotten confirmation of application? (1/10)

DePauw University (IN)

  • Women's Studies: DePauw University, Women's Studies. Tenure track position beginning August 2011. Teaching includes Introduction to Women's Studies and any of the following: feminist theory, transnational feminisms, sustainability studies, queer studies, or feminist science studies.
  • Application review begins October 1 and continues until position is filled.
  • Confirmation of materials and diversity form (link) via email (10/27)(11/8 x3)
  • Planning to conduct short interviews at NWSA
  • Is this re: the general confirmation email about interviews, or did you get an interview notification/scheduling communication?
  • Invited to interview at NWSA (10/29)
  • Given that I got the email yesterday and that the NWSA is practically next week, I think this means I'm out of the running.
    • Not necessarily out of the running. I got an email saying they were doing interviews at NWSA but I simply can't afford to go to the conference, and they likely know that people can't always go. However, when I called to check on whether letters of rec had made it there they said that they got three times as many applications as they expected (not sure exactly what that means but I'm guessing a few hundred). I don't think that not being at NWSA means you're out of the running... not sure how important conference interviews are at NWSA but at my other professional conference they mean pretty much nothing in terms of whether you'll get a phone or campus interview. (11/10)
  • Phone interview Nov 15
  • Any word on this? I thought they said they'd be scheduling campus interviews soon. (11/22)
  • I haven't heard anything either. Any one else heard anything?
  • I had interviewed at NWSA & been told then that they would be inviting candidates to campus in December. I still haven't heard anything either way. Has anyone else? (11/30)
  • Campus interview scheduled (11/30) x2
  • An offer has been made

Duke University Program in Women's Studies

  • two post-doctoral associates in Interdisciplinary Feminist Studies to complement their 2011-2012 theme of "The Future of the Feminist 1970's."
  • All applications materials (including all letters of recommendations) must be received by November 22, 2010.
  • Cross-posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2010-11
  • Was told decisions will come out late Jan early Feb.
  • Anyone hear anything yet?

Eastern Kentucky University (English/Women's Studies)

  • Eastern Kentucky University seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to teach core and special-topics courses in both the Department of English and the Women and Gender Studies Program. The teaching load will be divided between the Department of English and Theatre and the Women and Gender Studies Program with a total teaching load of four courses per term. The faculty member is expected to engage in service and scholarship and to contribute to the development of both academic units. Applicants must demonstrate strong teaching interests relating to the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and culture and must demonstrate a willingness to teach online. We are especially interested in candidates who can engage students, develop student leadership and provide mentoring and activism opportunities. The position will start 8/15/2011.
  • University HR
  • Higher Ed Jobs (posted 12/18/10)

Humboldt State University (Critical Race, Gender, & Sexuality Studies)

Indiana University Department of Gender Studies

  • Peg Zeglin Brand Chair search: "interdisciplinary scholar at the associate or advanced assistant level whose work centrally addresses feminism/sexuality/gender."
  • Application deadline is November 1, 2010.
  • Received EEO form in mail (11/5 x 2)
  • Has anyone heard any news about this position recently? (12/4) not a thing (12/5)
  • Nothing as of 12/9
  • Still nothing as of 12/16--le sigh. How many of you were applying at the Assistant/Advanced Assistant level (like me)? Assuming an Associate would have the edge here...
  • I have heard that they had so many applicants that the short list is made up of all senior folks. Double sigh. (12/16)
  • Has anyone else (besides me) emailed for an update on the search? (01/07/11)
  • I didnt email them, but did they respond to your email? 1/11/11 -- nope (01/12/11)

Keene State College (NH) program in Women's and Gender Studies

  • TT Assistant Professor in Feminist Development Studies or Transnational Feminisms, with additional teaching responsibilities in postcolonial feminist theory, feminist practice and social change, and/or sexuality studies and queer theory.
  • Review begins immediately but final deadline for review of application is December 3, 2010 / will be at National Women's Studies Association Conference in Denver, CO.
  • Confirmation of materials via email (10/14) Via USPS with diversity form (10/22)
  • Invitation to meet with representatives of Keene State College at NWSA. (11/6 x4)
  • Phone interview scheduled (12/17 x 2)

The Johns Hopkins University, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities (theme: "Concepts of Diaspora")

McMaster University

  • From MLA JIL 12/3: The Department of English & Cultural Studies and the graduate program in Gender Studies and Feminist Research at McMaster University jointly invite applications for a tenure-track appointment in Cultural Studies and Gender Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2011. Specific areas of expertise are open, but might include indigenous studies, sexuality studies, queer studies, visual culture, youth cultures, critical race studies, consumer culture, and popular culture.
  • For further information on the Department of English & Cultural Studies, see
    For Gender Studies and Feminist Research, see
  • Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a sample of writing (e.g., an article or chapter of a book/dissertation—maximum 25 pages), and a statement of teaching philosophy to:
    Dr. Peter Walmsley and Dr. Susan Fast
    Department of English & Cultural Studies
    McMaster University
    1280 Main Street West
    Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L9
  • Applications received by January 17, 2011, will be assured of full consideration. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference and graduate transcripts to reach the Department by the same date.

    • Any news yet on this? Only a week after the deadline, I know, but I'm wondering what their timeline is like.
    • Just an email saying my app has been submitted to the hiring committee for review. No timeline. 1/20
    • weird, I didn't receive an email like this even though my application package was sent on Jan 3rd. Has everyone else received a confirmation? (1/24) Ditto - no ack for app sent in early Jan.
    • I didn't receive an email either. I wrote to ask if they had received all my materials and the admn person said yes. But no niceties nor info about submission to the hiring committee.
    • I received an email 1/20 saying that my application was incomplete, but no other info
    • No email of any kind. Since there is a preference for Canadian citizens, and I'm not one, I'm assuming that's why I haven't heard anything. 1/25
    • To the above: It's an open secret that the disclaimer at the end of the ads of Canadian universities is a legal formality. Most Canadian universities actively court US T-Ts or graduates and there is a consistent pattern that has emerged in the hiring practices of the last 5-8 years where US degree-holders have edged out Canadian ones in campus visits and final appointments. This is true certainly of UT and UBC; places like McMaster are likely to follow the trend rather than buck it.
    • I'm not a Canadian citizen, and I was the one who originally posted about receiving an email. I wouldn't read much into it, honestly. My app was a day or so late, so that might have something to do with the email confirmation. If you're concerned about your app being complete, I'd just send an email to the admin. assistant.

Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • Gender & Women's Studies, Assistant Professor
  • Area of specialization is open, however, a strong preference will be given to applicants with research and teaching interests in one or more of the following: feminist media studies and U.S. women of color.
  • Date of Appointment: January 5, 2011
  • Application Deadline: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 17, 2010
  • LINK to University HR posting.
  • Invitation to interview at NWSA (11/5)
  • A friend just had a phone interview for this position (11/8)
  • Campus interview scheduled (12/1)
  • Offer accepted (12/18)


  • Link to on-line application.
  • Deadline: December 1st, 2010
  • Tenure-track assistant professorship; seeking historian or anthropologist specializing in women in the Middle East and North Africa, to start September 2011. Preference will be given to scholars with a recent PhD. Candidates should also demonstrate a strong familiarity with comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of women and gender.
  • Any news here? (12/21)

Ohio State University, Queer Studies / English

  • for a "tenure-eligible assistant professor position in queer studies"
  • CV and cover letter only due November 1, 2010
  • haven't seen it posted anywhere else yet…
  • It is now posted on the MLA JIL (9/16)
  • Acknowledgment received: 10/8, 10/22, 11/2, 11/5
  • Institutional diversity form delivered by US mail: 11/2, 11/12 (2x)
  • What is the significance of the institutional diversity form? I'm under the impression that they send the form to everyone who applied, for the purpose of compiling affirmative action statistics.
  • Request for additional materials 11/16 (2x)
  • Congrats! Have others received requests? Is there any hope they are still developing a long or short list?
  • would the person who listed a request for materials mind sharing what their field is? "Queer Studies/English" is an awfully capacious set of terms, so it's hard to believe that they're not looking for someone in a particular subfield.
  • Request for additional materials 11/18 (7x)
  • Rejection email 12/2 x7
  • "Over 200 applicants applied for this position, making the decision of choosing our finalists very difficult. We have now established a list of finalists, and I regret to inform you that the committee has decided not to pursue your candidacy."
  • I didn't get a rejection, but haven't received any positive news either. Was anyone sent a request for an MLA interview today?
  • Got rejected today too; but who the heck really wants to teach in Ohio anyway, right?
  • Wow, thanks for the regionalism.
  • Just wondering were the people who got rejections previously asked to submit additional materials? I was and still haven't head anything either way
  • Like you, I received a materials request but have not received a rejection letter. I think when they say "finalists," they mean those who received writing sample and dossier requests.
  • Me three on the materials request with no news since. It seems like at this point we'll have to wait until Monday at least. Good luck to all those who are waiting.
  • Yes I was also asked for materials. I got an email today saying everything was in. But I think that was because some of my letter writers were late :) (12/6) Good luck to all of us!
  • (12/11) Has anyone who was asked to send more materials been invited for an MLA interview? I am having a hard time with the MLA interview scheduling. By when do places usually notify people? Thanks and best of luck to all!
  • MLA interview scheduled via phone call. (12/13) x3
  • Oh well, I assume since I did not get a call, I am now out of the running. Good luck on your interview! Did others get called who were asked for additional materials (12/13)?
  • I haven't heard either, and I was one of the folks asked for extra materials. I'm also presuming that I'm out of the running, but wondering if they are still going down a list to contact folks. Anyone else already contacted?
  • This is probably one of those sad, whistling-in-the-dark comments, but it seems odd that of the 8 people asked for more materials for this job, only 1 got an interview. Anyone else hear anything for the one! queer! job! of 2010-11? And good luck to all.
  • I agree, and I'm one of the eight. Whistling with you...
  • Another one of the 8 here... Has anyone contacted the dept.? I would assume that for MLA interviews they would do at least 5, since it does not require their resources (except for time), as do campus visits. Or maybe there are just others who do not check the wiki.... Hope for us???
  • I sent an email on Monday asking when MLA would be scheduled. It was before I saw the post about the interview call. No response as of 12/16
  • Rejection via email (I was asked for additional materials) 3x 12.17
  • Did your email also say we might go back into the list and contact you if none of the current interviewees work out? Is that any indication of hope, or just what they say? Anyhow, I am probably out now (no pun intended...). Good luck to those who made the next cut. Hard to make it to 15 out of 200, but not past that....
  • Anyone who did an MLA interview know anything about when they're planning to make decisions about campus visits?
  • Two finalists invited for campus visits as of yesterday. They aren't inviting anyone else. (1/11)
  • Good luck, finalists!

Portland State University

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin September 15, 2011. Ph.D. in Women's Studies or related field with feminist/ gender studies emphasis.
  • Areas of specialization: transnational feminism; gender and migration; or global sexualities. A secondary emphasis in feminist methodologies is desirable. Experience teaching course(s) in women of color feminisms required.
  • University job posting: WGS-002
  • Deadline: November 19, 2010
  • Anyone hear on this one yet...? Phone interviews/anything?
  • Phone interview scheduled (1/28) x 2

Rutgers University Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women's and Gender Studies

  • The selected fellow will receive a stipend of $50,000 each year as well as an annual research allocation of $2,000 and Rutgers University health benefits. The fellow will pursue research and teach three courses in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department during the two-year term of her/his appointment.
  • Department has particular interest in scholars of Asian-American Feminist Studies; Feminist Science Studies; New Media, Arts and Technology; Religion, Sexuality, and Gender; and Gendered Violence but welcomes applications from all scholars who feel that their work would benefit from affiliation with our department and with the IRW.
  • Link to University's Position Description
  • Applications must be received by January 17, 2011. Candidates must have received the Ph.D. after August 31, 2006; applicants must have finished all requirements for the Ph.D. by June 1, 2011.
  • Cross-posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2010-11

Saint Mary’s College (IN)

  • one-year, visiting, joint appointment in U.S. Women’s History and Latina and/or Latin American History and Women’s Studies. We seek a teacher/scholar with a Ph.D. (ABD considered) in U.S. Women’s History with an additional specialization in Latina or Latin American History.
  • The successful candidate must also be qualified to teach courses in Women’s Studies (as demonstrated by graduate certification or teaching experience). Teaching responsibilities include the history survey courses, the introductory women’s studies course, and upper-level courses in women’s history (Latina or Latin American.). Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching.
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the job is filled. Send letter of application, c.v., graduate transcripts, at least three letters of reference, and evidence of teaching excellence (e.g. teaching evaluations) to Dr. Kelly Hamilton, Department of History, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN 46556. 

San Diego State University

  • tenure-track Assistant Prof. position in Feminist Science/Environmental Studies.
  • Deadline: Oct. 22, 2010
  • EEOC form (10/28)
  • Request for supplemental materials (11/2)(x2)
  • Hello. May I ask what kind of supplemental materials were requested? I'm new to this and wonder what to expect (in general) if I get a call or email. Thanks!
  • It varies by job/dept., but in this case they asked for a writing sample (dissertation chapter or article) and recommendation letters- and on a very tight turnaround time
  • Campus interview scheduled (11/16)x2
  • Rejection letter (no interview) (12/20)

Scripps College

Full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Gender and Women’s Studies: 2011-2012

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a full-time visiting assistant professor of Gender and Women's Studies. Successful candidates should be prepared to teach a range of lower and upper division courses, including Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies, Feminist Theory, Feminist Research Methods, Advanced Topics in Feminist Studies in area of specialization, and to advise senior theses. We seek an innovative scholar whose research and teaching reflect critical engagement with gender and feminist theories. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work is interdisciplinary and engages transnational and/or social justice issues. Candidates whose research involves underrepresented groups in the United States are preferred. Ph.D. and teaching experience required. The position has a five course annual teaching load with a possibility of renewal.

Application deadline: January 15, 2011.
Please submit letter of application, CV, examples of scholarship, teaching experience, sample syllabi and three letters of reference to:
Chair Search Committee,
Dept of Gender and Women’s Studies,
Scripps College,
1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711,

Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges cluster located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.

QUESTION: Does anyone know anything about this position? I applied for a TT job in WGS last year, was asked for more materials and then never heard back. Was an offer made? On the website, it is hard to find who has full lines in the Dept. OR is this a VAP because a TT job was cancelled? Also, apparently in 2009, there was a cancelled search. Is this all for one position or multiple ones? Thanks!

Smith College, Assistant Prof. in Gender, Law, Public Policy

  •, review of applications begins 10/15/2010
  • Request for supplemental materials 10/13 X 3
  • Anybody heard anything beyond request for additional materials?
  • The advertisement was reposted on the Chronicle, dated 10/25/2010 see
  • anyone know anything about what the timeline is for this job?
  • A friend has a campus interview scheduled.
  • Anyone else have any information about what's going on with this job?

Stanford University, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

  • Recent Ph.D.'s in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences whose research focuses on gender are eligible. We encourage scholars with a strong interest in interdisciplinary methods to apply.
  • The postdoctoral fellows will focus on the Institute's theme of "Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century.”
  • Applications must be submitted online by Monday, January 31, 2011. Instructions and detailed information are available here.
  • Cross-posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2010-11
  • Comment 11/3: Despite the call for PhDs in "all disciplines, " this institution has only granted awards & fellowships in recent years to social scientists -- anthropologists, historians, sociologists. Are people in the arts & literature planning to apply?
  • I'm a humanities person, and no, I'm not planning to apply. The ad seems slanted to the social sciences, and given their previous years' choices, I think my time could be better spent.

SUNY College at Oneonta (Dual Appointment: WGS & Africana/Latina Studies)

  • Tenure track position with a dual appointment in Women's & Gender Studies and Africana & Latino Studies. This is a continuing position with an initial appointment of two years. A Fall 2011 start date required.
  • The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in Gender Studies and the Africana and Latino Experience in the U.S and their intersections, as well as develop courses in the candidates' area of specialization.
  • To Apply, Go To:
  • Phone interview scheduled 12/30 (x2)

SUNY Buffalo - Department of English, Gender Theory/Studies.

  • Tenure-track position at the assistant-professor level in Gender Theory/studies, starting Fall 2011.
  • Application deadline: November 1, 2010.
  • Acknowledgment received: 9/21, 10/18x4
  • Does anyone know if the SUNY full-time hiring freeze has ended?

10/29: I heard a rumor that this search has been canceled.

10/29: Yep, confirmed by the department. Canceled. :( Budget cuts just announced.

11/1: Email from HR and the department citing "unexpected additional funding cuts assessed the University by the New York state legislature." Wish they'd named legislature names, so I'd know how to vote tomorrow . . .

11/1 - received cancellation notice this morning. blah.

UGH! I just finalized my application and was about to submit. There go another 1000 hours I don't have! Sorry to everyone...

I noticed that it was canceled on here about two hours after I submitted my application. Hurrah for wasted time.

Be glad no one ended up at this school since other universities in the SUNY system are cutting humanities programs completely and therefore laying off already-tenured faculty! See:

Texas Woman’s University (3 positions)

  • The Department of Women’s Studies at Texas Woman’s University invites applications for the positions of Assistant Professor (2 positions) and Associate Professor of Women’s Studies starting in Fall 2011.
  • A Ph.D. with at least 18 graduate credit hours in Women’s Studies and/or extensive research in Women’s Studies is required at the time of appointment. Candidates must demonstrate a clearly defined scholarly research agenda appropriate to the rank. Preferred qualifications include previous experience working with diverse student populations, teaching experience in Women’s Studies, knowledge of multicultural issues, and interest in electronic course delivery. A commitment to the transdisciplinary, multicultural mission of the program is vital.
  • Review of applications will begin October 22, 2010, and will continue until the positions are filled.
  • Link to ASA ad
  • Acknowledgment received 10/7, 10/29, 11/1
  • Schedule phone interview 10/29
  • Question: was the phone interview for an Asst or an Assoc position?
  • Asst position
  • Phone interview scheduled 11/20 (Asst)
  • Has anyone heard anything since phone interviews?
  • I know they've made an offer (which was accepted) for one of the asst positions but don't know about the other asst position or the associate position. 1/24

University of Arizona, Institute for LGBT Studies

  • We seek a visionary leader who can build on our past successes, foster LGBTQ scholarship within and across the disciplines, and whose own work has and will make a meaningful and important contribution to LGBTQ Studies. A proven track record of administrative, leadership, supervisory, and fund development skills that can further the growth and success of the Institute is required. The successful candidate will be appointed as a tenured associate or full professor, with a 50% FTE Directorship and 50% FTE faculty position in an appropriate department.
  • Application is online:; apply for position number 46547. Review begins January 10, 2011

UC San Diego, Associate Professor of Black Feminist Studies

  • Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2010, and continue until the position is filled.
  • The position’s teaching responsibilities are divided between Critical Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies.
  • anything?
  • They have already invited 3 candidates to campus. All three are well-established and emerging black feminist scholars.

University of Chicago, Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Gender Studies

  • The Center for Gender Studies at the University of Chicago invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship beginning September 15, 2011 and lasting through the academic year. The fellow will take a leading role in a Sawyer Seminar titled "International Women's Human Rights: Paradigms, Paradoxes, and Possibilities," which is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will teach one undergraduate course on the seminar's issues during the 2011-12 academic year, and will co-organize one undergraduate workshop/conference.
  • Theme of Sawyer Seminar: The seminar is designed to address contradictions within the concept and practice of women's human rights. Such contradictions can be seen in the notion of a "women's crusade" that sets up an increasingly suspect opposition between the plights of women in developing countries on the one hand and advanced industrialized countries on the other, in the appropriation of the language of women's rights by groups unsympathetic to Western rights-based feminism, in the use of human rights discourse to justify military interventions, and in the reliance on a Western liberal framework that is inattentive to crucial cultural, social, and political national differences, that privileges civil and political rights over social and economic rights, and that tends to construe women in the developing world as victims of a stalled or failed modernization process. The seminar's task will be to address but also attempt to move beyond current formulations of the inherent difficulties and complexities associated with thinking about transnational feminism as a practice of declaring and claiming women's human rights. This will involve, among other things, a comparative approach to women's human rights which analyzes the differences and similarities between the European and the Indian rights traditions.
  • We will consider applications from candidates with backgrounds in the humanities, social sciences, law, or theological studies who have scholarly interests in the central themes of the Seminar.
  • The applicant must have received her or his PhD or JD between September 16, 2006 and September 15, 2011. The stipend for the postdoctoral fellowship is $50,000, plus benefits. One quarter of teaching (Autumn or Winter) is required, and the fellow is expected to be in residence full-time in academic year 2011-12.
  • Applications and letters of support must be received by February 4, 2011 to be considered.
  • Cross-posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2010-11

University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • Ad in Chronicle
  • Women's Studies: Position # 082280, 9-month appointment, permanent, general funds, full-time, tenure-track, to begin August 1, 2011, subject to position clearance and availability of funds. The Women's Studies Program, University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Social Sciences, seeks an individual with expertise in historical studies of gender, culture, and transnationality from perspectives of indigenous peoples and communities in Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in Women's or Gender Studies, History or Humanities-related field with feminist/gender studies emphasis from an accredited college, university or foreign equivalent (earned by August 2011). Record of scholarly and instructional achievement or promise in the field of gender and indigenous culture/history in Hawaii and the Asia-Pacificregion.
  • Desirable Qualifications: Research and experience in Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific region; previous experience teaching introductory history courses on gender, culture, and civilization; evidence of externally funded research; a record of peer reviewed publications. We are most interested in applicants who can contribute to and strengthen the program's Humanities component.
  • To apply: Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, three relevant publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and have letters of recommendation from 3 professional references sent directly to the department. Application Address: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Women's Studies Program, 2424 Maile Way, Saunders Hall 722, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 Inquiries: Dr. Mire Koikari, Director 808-956-8579;
  • Review of applications to begin on January 10, 2011 and continue until position is filled. Applications received by that date will be given priority.

University of Kentucky

  • Professor, Gender and Women Studies, Open Rank (posted on MLA JIL, 9/16)
  • Area of specialization is open, but a strong preference will be given to applicants with research and teaching interests in one or more of the following: cultural/media studies, literary studies, history of feminist thought. The Department has a specialization in body studies in transnational, transracial context, and we welcome applications both within and outside this research area.
  • Completed applications should be submitted by October 15, 2010 for full consideration. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
  • Anybody heard anything?
  • As of today (11/2), I have heard nothing; I did send my application in on time.
  • I haven't heard anything either. But I do know that they had over 400 applications. (sorry to share bad news) (11/2)
  • Here's something interesting, I just looked at the NWSA Employment Service Listing (of institutions conducting interviews at NWSA) and Kentucky isn't on there ( even though the original post says interviews will be at NWSA. Do you think they got too many applications to shift through in time for NWSA?
  • I thought that, perhaps, since they advertised on the MLA list that they intended to interview at the MLA, which is in early January. That would be consistent with the "strong preference" for cultural/media studies and literary studies.
  • huh, interesting, I could have sworn they were on the list of folks interviewing at NWSA but maybe you're right. That revives some hope on my end.
  • I suspect they aren't doing conference interviews at all. The ads they ran on H-Net and with the AHA - for the "strong preference" for history of feminism part of the ad - did not mention interviewing at NWSA. I can't imagine they're going to both the MLA and AHA conferences in early January. So my guess - and it's only that - is that they'll do phone interviews for the first round.
  • Anything new on this one? (11/17)
  • Has anyone heard anything here? (12/1)
  • Nothing (12/2). The position was advertised as "Open Rank," though, and I don't think there are many senior folks who use the Wiki. Maybe they've been talking to senior scholars?
  • I broke down & emailed the admin. assistant. Short list is being finalized & candidates will be notified next week (12/6) Thanks for doing that. It's nice to hear what's going on. (thanks x5)
  • The admin. assistant let me know that the short list has now been contacted. (12/15)
  • A little heartbroken. Fantastic job; great, "new" department. Good luck (if any short list candidates are reading this)! (12/16) (agreed x2) (i would have endured Dr. Rand Paul as my Senator for this job. Sigh. Best of!).

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin in August 2011. The successful candidate should have demonstrated experience teaching core gender and women's studies courses at the undergraduate level, a sub-specialty in Asian or Asian American Studies, a promising research agenda, and a Ph.D. in Gender/Women's Studies or a closely related interdisciplinary field at the time of appointment. The position is fully funded through the Gender and Women's Studies Program, with the possibility of teaching courses cross-listed with an Asian Studies Program. The teaching load is 3/2.
  • Applications are due November 15, 2010.
  • Ad in Chronicle
  • RE: the lecturer position at UMBC (not the the T-T position), was asked to do an "informal meeting" at NWSA this week (11/10). Any word on the lecturer position? I also did an "informal meeting" at NWSA, but I haven't heard anything since. (12/6)
  • I was at NWSA, and sat outside the little cubicle where they were also interviewing a few people for the TT position.
  • Was contacted yesterday for a video interview with the full search committee next week.
  • For the TT or Lecturer position?
  • Sorry for not specifying--I meant for the TT position. Interviews will be next Tues and Wed.
  • Thanks for the answer and good luck.
  • Me too, TT position video interview next Wed.
  • Skype interview for Lecturer position on 12/9; invited via e-mail on 12/10 for campus interview in January (x3).

UMass Amherst/Five Colleges, Asst. Prof in Women's Studies (Race, Gender, and Science)

  • Deadline: 10/01
  • confirmation of materials/diversity form via USPS (10/01) (10/04) (x4 10/12)
  • Has anyone heard anything about interviews here? Nope (x4)
  • Still nothing, I assume?
  • Phone interview scheduled via e-mail (11/18)(x4)
  • Has anyone heard anything sicne the phone interviews? Nope (12/15)
  • Invited for a campus interview (12/16) x4

University of Michigan Dearborn, Women's and Gender Studies

Women's/Gender Studies: Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in Gender Studies in Health. This is a collaborative appointment between Women's and Gender Studies and the discipline within the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters best suited to the candidate. The applicant should demonstrate the ability to integrate feminist analysis with knowledge of the health field and related sciences, and hold a Ph.D. in women's and gender studies, health disciplines, human biology, science studies, psychology, health policy, anthropology, sociology, or related field. Duties include teaching courses in women's health, core courses in women's and gender studies, and courses relevant to the candidate's specialization such as sexual health, race, diversity issues in health, and/or feminist science. The Women's and Gender Studies program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is nationally recognized for its scholarship of engagement, particularly in creating opportunities for undergraduate students to create social change in metro Detroit through engaged learning experiences. We especially welcome candidates interested in community-based scholarship in line with the metropolitan vision of our program and campus. For full consideration, submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample of written work, and three letters of reference by January 10, 2011. Electronic applications are preferable: please send via e-mail to Documents that must be mailed should be sent to Women's and Gender Studies Search Committee c/o Sharie Beard, 2040 CASL Building, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn MI 48128. The committee will continue to accept application materials until the position is filled. Representatives will be attending the National Women's Studies Association Conference in Denver, CO. The University of Michigan-Dearborn is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment, and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women. The University of Michigan-Dearborn is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

  • Received acknowledgment of application and EOE form via mail. 1/5 x2

University of Victoria, Department of Women's Studies

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor in Health and Wellbeing
  • Deadline 9/15
  • Acknowledgment received: 9/21
  • Request for supplemental documents: 10/4
  • Rejection email: 10/5
  • Rejection email: 10/12 x2
  • Interview Scheduled for 11/8
  • Interview Scheduled: 11/19
  • Has anyone heard anything else about this job? Did they only do two on-campus interviews? x 2. Many Canadian candidates holding out for updates on this one.
    • They did three on-campus interviews. I heard it will be a while before a decision is reached.

University of Wisconsin - Madison, Department of Women's Studies

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor in Gender and Health
  • Deadline 11/1
  • received acknowledgement of receipt letter and eeoc online form instructions (11/5). letter said that first review of applications should be completed in november.
  • Talked to dept administrator. First review was completed on 11/3, when they selected a short list of candidates. They are now waiting for the Dean's approval of short-listed candidates.
  • On-campus interview scheduled (late November)

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Research on Gender and Women

  • The Center for Research on Gender and Women at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship beginning August 29, 2011 and lasting through the academic year. The fellow will take a leading role in a Sawyer Seminar entitled "Globalizationand the New Politics of Women's Rights," which is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The postdoctoral fellow may come from any discipline in the social sciences or humanities.
  • Ad in Chronicle:
  • We are particularly interested in postdoctoral fellows whose scholarship examines, for example, theoretical and historical perspectives on women and citizenship; critical gender perspectives of modernization and the post-colonial project; women and contemporary Islam; redefining global conflict through gender relations; shifts in gender relations with the end of the Cold War; social movements and world polity; and how local and global women's rights discourses influence one another. Other topics related to changing global context of women's rights are also of interest.
  • Eligibility: The applicant must have received his or her PhD between August 1, 2006 and July 31, 2011.The stipend for the postdoctoral fellowship is $45,000, plus benefits. Sawyer Seminar participation is required but there is no other teaching obligation. However, the fellow is expected to be in residence full-time in academic year 2011-12.
  • Applications and letters of support must be received by January 17,2011, to be considered.
  • Cross-posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2010-11

Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Tenure eligible asst. or assoc. professor in field of "Gender and Sexuality Studies" (one area in search for 4 separate postions)
  • See VCU's Position Announcement for further details.
  • The application review process will begin on October 20, 2010. For full consideration, applications must be received prior to November 25, 2010. We will be available to interview at the MLA conference.
  • Acknowledgement Received: 10/27 (x2)
  • Cross-posted at African American 2011, Film Studies 2010-2011, & Other Ethnic American 2011.
  • Request for additional materials via email (11/17)
  • Request for writing sample via email (12/1)
  • Any interview requests? (12/12)
  • No--I am not even sure what their next step would be--telephone interview or on-campus? (12/12)
  • African American 2011 lists one "12/3 (MLA)" interview scheduled for this search, but breadth of search seems to suggest there may also be other venues for interviewing. Several more materials requests are also posted on the Film Studies page (link above).
  • Thanks for the info. My discipline does not fit into MLA--perhaps I should just ask the chair; I made an inquiry, and the chair's prompt response was that they will be setting up telephone and MLA interviews shortly. MLA interviews are for the ethnic literature and film/media studies positions, and telephone interviews for other postions will take place in January after MLA (12/12)
    • So has anyone been contacted this week for a telephone or MLA interview? Seems really late for them to wait until next week. (12/17)
    • From Film Studies 2010-2011: "Email request for MLA interview (12/16)"
    • "Other Ethnic American 2011" has someone who's got a request for MLA interview on 12/17. When I made an inquiry on 12/12, the chair made it clear that they must decide on MLA interviews before making decisions for telephone interviews. So, I think that it is not unreasonable to assume that telephone interveiew requests are yet to come (12/18).
    • Received an email from chair with an update on the search. The chair confirmed the MLA as well as post-MLA phone interviews. There were also 500 applicants for the positions. (12/20) (x2 I thought that the email was truly considerate--not knowing & waiting is the worst part of job search).
    • Rejection (via email) 1/4
    • Phone interview scheduled via email (1/13). x3
    • For the phone interviewees, does anyone know much about which of the four positions you're up for? The ad is not very specific...
    • Phone interview scheduled for medical humanities position 1/23 (via email)
    • You just had an email about a phone interview on 1/23? I had thought that they were making campus visit decisions this week. I guess if they're still interviewing that may not be the case.
    • Had a phone interview, and was told that decisions re. campus interviews would be made late this week or early next week. I gather that this timetable applies to all four positions (1/24).

Washington University in St. Louis

  • Senior Scholar, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Deadline: Review of applications will begin on or by October 15th, 2010, and continue until the position is filled.
  • No longer accepting applications due to large amount of qualified applicants. (10/20)
  • 12/1: Campus visits begin next week; 4 candidates

Wheaton College

  • Postdoc in Islamic Studies
  • Interview at NWSA
  • Recommendation Letters Requested

West Chester University (PA)

  • tenure-track Assistant Professor in Womens and Gender Studies
  • this hire will be housed in the Philosophy Department, and will have a 25% teaching commitment there. The teaching load is 4-4.
  • The Philosophy Department requires teaching competency in a) Transgender or Queer Theory, b) Intro to Feminist Philosophy, and c) one of our regularly scheduled lower division courses such as (but not limited to) Intro to Philosophy, Intro to Existentialism, Philosophy in Film, Intro to Ethics (emphasizing theories of oppression/social justice).
  • Review of applications will begin October 15th, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Link to University HR
  • Acknowledgement and EEOC questionnaire received, 10/25
  • Call to schedule phone interview (12/9) x 4
  • Committee said that they'd be notifying about campus interviews by 1/15
  • Now it's waiting time. Good luck everybody!!
  • Anyone who had a phone interview with them hear anything yet? Yes, on-campus interview scheduled (01/13) x1.

Yale University, LGBT Studies (Interdisciplinary; Pref. Soc. Sci. and/or Non-US Area)

  • Deadline: 10/01
  • Has anyone received confirmation for this one?
  • I've heard that they are looking for an anthropologist and that some people have already made the first cut. (10/27)- I can confirm that they want an anthropologist.
  • Hello; how do you know they want an anthropologist? I know they are searching for social scientist type who does queer works outside of the U.S. But how do you get such insider info?
  • I was invited to submit my full PhD thesis as well as any other relevant pulications on October 19, and was told to do so asap as the committee wanted to move forward quickly. (I am an anthropologist.) (10/30)
  • Ditto to the last point (I'm also an anthropologist), nothing back so far, 2 wks after submitting. (11/4)
  • Four candidates have been invited to campus visits throughout November. Apparently they are making a decision by the end of the year. (11/5)
  • Hey Yale, thanks for wasting our time. If you want an anthropologist, why don't you state that in your ad, so other humanities scholars and non-anthropologist social scientists can use our time for other applciation, or our next article? A: Actually, it's a political scientist.
  • Yale has made an offer.
  • Seems like the non-US part was also optional, then.
  • Yeah- who did they hire? Can anyone confirm?
  • There are plenty of political scientists who work on non-US.
  • Rejection email X 3 (1/20) - at least the rejection letter writers are learning to be more personable.