JOB: Assistant Professor, Black Feminist Studies

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences


Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Position Description

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program (WGSS) at George Washington University (Washington, DC) seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in Black Feminist Studies. The appointment is expected to begin as early as Fall 2023.The position would be budgeted in WGSS with a tenure line in an appropriate department within the College of Arts and Sciences. We seek a scholar in the social sciences or humanities with interests in policy-relevant topics, who is conversant with feminist social science methods, and whose training enables them to teach in an interdisciplinary graduate as well as undergraduate program.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities: The teaching load is 2-2. The hired candidate would be expected to serve as a vital member of WGSS's intellectual community, and perform research, teaching, and service commensurate with the expectations of a tenure-line position.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have PhD in hand in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or relevant field by date of appointment (ABDs are welcome to apply).  

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered, please submit an online application at and upload a CV, cover letter (max 3 pages), an article-length writing sample (max 25 pages), and a statement about inclusive teaching in a diverse classroom environment (max 2 pages). Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening. Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.