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Wendy J. Robbins Professorship in Gender and Women's Studies

University of New Brunswick

Wendy J. Robbins Professorship in Gender and Women’s Studies

Faculty of Arts, University of New Brunswick

The Faculty of Arts at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton, Canada) invites applications for the Wendy J. Robbins Professorship in Gender and Women’s Studies, a full-time, tenure-track, continuing position to commence July 1, 2023. This position honours the legacy of Wendy J. Robbins (1948-2017), a long-serving professor and co-founder of the Women’s Studies program (as it was then known), and a lifelong researcher and activist promoting women’s equality and autonomy in all areas of life. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise honours and graduate students, foster Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS) activities in the faculty and community, and contribute actively to curriculum development within the GWS program at UNB.

We seek a scholar with a Ph.D. in Gender and Women’s Studies, or in a related Social Science or Humanities discipline, who can teach core interdisciplinary courses in GWS at the introductory and advanced level. Areas of research and teaching specialisation may include, but are not limited to: feminist and intersectional approaches to political, cultural, and social representation; reproductive justice; sexual equity and inclusion; critical race studies; feminist and queer activism; and violence against women and marginalized communities.

Candidates should have teaching experience in the field of gender and women’s studies, a strong programme of research and publication record, and success in securing research grants. The successful candidate will be hired at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending on qualifications and experience, and cross-appointed to a department in the Faculty of Arts according to research interests and expertise. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

By January 31, 2023, interested applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their teaching experience and research interests as they relate to the position, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference, sent under separate cover, to UNBGWS@unb.ca. Please do not send course syllabi, writing samples, or teaching dossiers, unless requested. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Carolyn MacDonald, Co-ordinator of Gender and Women’s Studies: carolyn.macdonald@unb.ca.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.