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Assistant Professor - Gender and Sexual Violence- Gender and Women's Studies
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 31, 2020
Title Assistant Professor - Gender and Sexual Violence- Gender and Women's Studies
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 10/5/2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Humanities - General
    Women's Studies

Assistant Professor - Gender and Sexual Violence- Gender and Women's Studies

The Department of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an assistant professor, tenure-track faculty position, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the Department of Gender and Women's Studies. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion. The Department of Gender and Women's Studies is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career households and single parents. Please visit the office for Faculty Equity & Welfare home page at for more information.

We are seeking candidates with a scholarly focus on gender and sexual violence, where gender and sexuality are defined expansively. Candidates should have thorough training in the discipline of women, gender, and sexuality studies. We are looking for candidates who are committed to inter- and trans-disciplinarity, and we are open to scholars across disciplines. We are interested in a scholar with a strong commitment to feminist, anti-racist transnational, postcolonial, and decolonial theoretical perspectives. Areas of scholarship may include but are not limited to gender and sexual violence in the context of colonialism/settler colonialism, enslavement, immigration, militarism, as well as work that discusses restorative and transformative justice. We especially welcome scholars-artists who take a creative approach to knowledge production. We are interested applicants who will advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

We are also interested in individuals who have had nontraditional career paths, who have taken time off for personal reasons (e.g., caretaking or disability), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academe (e.g., in the arts, community organizing, or professional service).

Minimum qualifications: PhD (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in PhD (or equivalent international degree) granting program at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications: PhD (or equivalent international degree) at the time of application strongly preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with a record of excellent research and publication and with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. At least one year post-PhD teaching and/or research experience preferred.

To apply, please go to the following link:

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be received by October 5, 2020. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please direct questions to Lauren Taylor (

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:


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