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Assistant Professor, Limited Term, Women’s and Gender Studies

Acadia University

Faculty of Arts
Women’s and Gender Studies
Assistant Professor,
Contractually Limited Term Appointment (5 months)

Closing Date: June 12, 2023

Acadia University acknowledges that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which the Mi’kmaq, Wəlastəkwiyik, and Peskotomuhkatiyik Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1726. These treaties did not implicate or affirm the surrender or transfer of land to the British but recognized Mi’kmaq title and set the rules for what was to be a long-standing relationship between nations. Acknowledging the land that we are on, means that we are working towards decolonization across campus.
Position # 11307: The Women’s and Gender Studies program at Acadia University seeks applications for a five-month contractually limited position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies, to begin August 1, 2023. The successful candidate will teach the following three courses: an Introduction to WGST, Feminist Theory, and Feminism and Popular Culture.
Academic Qualifications: Applicants should have a PhD in Women’s and Gender Studies or a related field, university teaching experience, and a demonstrated commitment to both innovative and intersectional pedagogy. We encourage applications from all horizons and positionalities.

How to apply:
Candidates are asked to submit their application in a single PDF document to Receipt of the application will be acknowledged via email. Applications should include the following:
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi), and a writing sample. Applicants should also provide the names and contacts of three referees, who will be contacted if the candidate is short-listed. Application should be addressed to:
Anne Quéma, Coordinator
Women’s and Gender Studies
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS B4P 2K5

Acadia University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents shall be given priority. The University encourages applications from Indigenous people; African Canadians; African Nova Scotians; persons with disabilities; visible minorities; women; persons of any minority sexuality, gender identity or gender expression; and all intersections of these identities. Acadia embraces the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion as fundamental in creating an expansive academic environment and champions diverse knowledge systems as pillars of academic excellence. All applicants are required to submit an online Employment Equity Self-Identification Form as part of their application package. The form provides the option of self-identifying based on the applicant’s comfort level. Failure to complete the form by the closing date will result in the disqualification of your application.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and it proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that considers an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact Elke Willmann, Administrative Assistant of WGST at

Closing Date: June 12, 2023