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Three-year Limited Term Assistant Professor - Women's and Gender Studies

University of Windsor

Position # 002196LT36-2020-WGS

The University of Windsor Women’s and Gender Studies program, in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, invites applicants for a three-year Limited Term faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will be a feminist scholar with a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research from an intersectional feminist perspective with a focus on one or more of the following areas: Sexualities, Trans Studies, Critical Disability Studies, and/or Conflict Resolution and Work & Employment Issues. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Women’s and Gender Studies is a flourishing undergraduate program with 2,000 students enrolled in courses that integrate knowledge from humanities and social science disciplines. With an activist focus, our goal is to help students find their voice, learn about the world, and communicate what they know to others. The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at UWindsor administers academic programs in Women’s and Gender Studies (BA, certificate, and minor), Social Justice Studies (minor), Work and Employment Issues (certificate and minor), and is the only program in North America that offers a Combined BSW in Social Work and Women’s Studies. Women’s and Gender Studies is also home to the UWindsor Bystander Initiative (http://www.bystanderinitiative.ca) and Walls to Bridges program (http://www.uwindsor.ca/w2b). For more information about our program, see our website at http://www.uwindsor.ca/wgst.

This Limited Term position involves an annual teaching load of six undergraduate courses. The successful candidate will be able to teach core courses in Women’s and Gender Studies and electives that fill the needs of the Program. Applicants may view some of the course descriptions and learning outcomes for core courses and electives at http://www.uwindsor.ca/wgst/LTA-CourseDescriptions.

The ideal candidate will have completed a PhD in Women’s and Gender Studies or a relevant discipline (or ABD with proof of scheduled defense date - defense date must be prior to August 31, 2020); an established program of research, including peer-reviewed publications (book reviews will not be considered); a potential for or demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level (experience teaching distance education is an asset); strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to be a good institutional citizen; and excellent oral and written communication skills in English. The following would be considered assets: experience in applying for external grant funding; experience engaging with community groups; a commitment to innovative, critical pedagogy and experience teaching experiential learning at the undergraduate level; experience fostering student interest in feminist research; and completion of professional development activities in teaching and learning, such as courses or workshops in curriculum design and alignment, anti-oppressive and anti-racist pedagogy, effective assessment and learning outcomes.

Applications will include:
• a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status (maximum of two (2) pages;
• a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
• a brief statement that explains how the applicant’s research and background prepare them for this position (maximum of one (1) page);
• a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio (maximum five (5) pages), showing a potential for or evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that will include sample course syllabi/outlines (if applicable), teaching evaluations (if applicable), and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at http://www.uwindsor.ca/ctl/390/teaching-and-learning-resources); and
• three (3) current letters of reference including one that evaluates teaching experience and capacity, forwarded by the referees directly to the Chair.

The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their application. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application (www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions) by the deadline date of December 11, 2019.

Questions to be addressed to:
Betty Barrett, Chair, Women's and Gender Studies
University of Windsor, Windsor Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
Phone: (519) 253-3000 Ext: 2315, Fax: (519) 561-1403, Email: wgst@uwindsor.ca

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 16,000 students. We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (recruit@uwindsor.ca). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (http://www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.