The Women’s & Gender Studies Program at the University of North Texas seeks applicants for a full-time Lecturer starting in Fall 2020. We seek teacher-scholars, who can demonstrate their ability to teach introductory, upper-division, and graduate level courses in Gender & Women’s Studies, who will add to our curriculum, and who will maintain a vibrant research agenda. A Ph.D. with at least 18 graduate credit hours in women’s, gender, or sexuality studies, and/or related fields is required at the time of appointment; a Ph.D. in women’s, gender, and/or sexuality studies is preferred.
The successful candidate should have a strong record of feminist scholarship and a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including experience teaching courses related to Women’s & Gender Studies and relevant curricular development. The successful candidate’s research and teaching should contribute to enhancing the WGST program’s multiracial, multiethnic, multiregional, and multigender scope. As such, the successful candidate should demonstrate experience in and commitment to mentoring historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups and first-generation college students.
At UNT, lecturers are expected to teach 4 courses per semester and maintain an active service and mentoring/advising load. The successful candidate should be qualified to teach WGST courses required of the program’s minors and graduate students including: Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies, Feminist & Womanist Theories, LGBTQ Studies, Gender & Human Trafficking, and Gender & Globalization. The successful candidate should have experience mentoring students in developing scholarly research projects and will be invited to develop new curricula germane to the candidate’s research interests and needs of the program. While we welcome all areas of expertise, the successful candidate should demonstrate a deeply intersectional approach to their pedagogy and research.
We are especially interested in candidates whose research and teaching highlight one or more of the following areas: LGBTQ+ feminisms, feminist social justice/activism, transnational/diaspora studies, Latinx/Chicanx feminist studies, citizenship and border theories, and feminist/womanist pedagogies. Experience in community-based research and in organizing/training for social justice activism is desirable.
Lecturers have the opportunity for promotions to Senior and Principle Lecturer status.
UNT’s Women’s & Gender Studies Program centers intersectional feminist education, research, and advocacy through a multi-disciplinary, theoretically diverse curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The program houses rapidly growing undergraduate minors in WGST and LGBTQ Studies, in addition to a master’s degree in WGST that emphasizes global perspectives on gender, human trafficking, and cultural identity. With 50+ affiliated faculty spanning a wide variety of disciplines, UNT’s Women’s & Gender Studies Program provides a home for interdisciplinary teaching, research, and community outreach aimed at developing collaborative leadership, scholarship, and social justice activism.
Review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2019 and continue until the search is closed.