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Professor of Practice - Gender and Sexuality Studies

Employer
Tulane University
Location
Carrollton, LA
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Professor of Practice - Gender and Sexuality Studies

Location:
New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Feb 5, 2024
Description:

Professor of Practice of Gender and Sexuality Studies
The Gender and Sexuality Studies (GESS) Program at Tulane University is seeking a full-time Professor of Practice (non-tenure track). The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the interdisciplinary field of Gender and Sexuality Studies, including its histories and futures.The teaching load is three courses per semester in GESS, an interdisciplinary program housed in the School of Liberal Arts at Tulane: https://liberalarts.tulane.edu/gender-sexuality-studies. Tulane University is an R1 institution with a commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education and our faculty are committed to close faculty-student interaction. GESS offers an undergraduate major and minor, as well as a graduate certificate. The successful candidate would be expected to teach courses across the core curriculum of GESS, including introductory and advanced theory classes: https://liberalarts.tulane.edu/gender-sexuality-studies/course-descriptions/. The candidate would also be expected to develop course offerings (seminar or lecture) in their area of specialization within Gender and Sexuality Studies. Area of specialization is open, but the program has a strong interest in the following:
  • Women of Color Feminisms/Feminism and Race (e.g., Asian, Black, Indigenous, Latinx; Feminist Coalitions; Intersectional Perspectives)
  • Global Feminisms (e.g., Transnational, Postcolonial, Global South)
  • Queer and Trans Studies

We seek a student-centered instructor who employs inclusive and innovative pedagogies. A successful candidate will demonstrate the capacity to deliver engaging instruction at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels in both discussion-based and large lecture formats for a diversity of students. Please indicate in your application materials how a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity informs your teaching philosophy. Tulane is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages-and has a strong commitment to service learning and community engaged teaching. We also welcome applicants with experience in or a desire to enact community-engaged instruction. Tulane University is the first American university to institute an undergraduate service-learning requirement (https://cps.tulane.edu/academics/service-learning-course), and we welcome candidates who envision feminist praxis as a component of their course design.

Qualifications:

GESS is committed to multi- and inter-disciplinarity. Candidates should have a completed Ph.D. in the field of Gender and Sexuality Studies, or a humanities or social science discipline with evidence of expertise in gender and/or sexuality. ABD candidates will be considered. The start date for this position is July 1, 2024. Professor of Practice positions at Tulane are multi-year, renewable contracts, a competitive benefits package, and funding for professional development. Any questions about the position may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Katherine Johnson (kjohns25@tulane.edu).

Application Instructions:
Applicants are requested to send:
  1. a cover letter;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., evaluations, teaching observations, additional certification);
  4. a sample syllabus for Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies
  5. names of three references;
  6. and a diversity statement.

Review of applications will begin on March 1st, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. All materials should be uploaded directly in Interfolio.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane's Strategy for Tomorrow.

Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email hr@tulane.edu.

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