Women’s and Gender Studies: Service Assistant Professor and Assistant Director

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West Virginia University Women’s and Gender Studies Service Assistant Professor and Assistant Director Job No. 14516  

The West Virginia University program in Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST; https://womensgenderstudies.wvu.edu/ ) invites applications for a position at the rank of Service Assistant Professor. This position is for the 9-month academic year with a 3-month summer assignment. The preferred start date is July 1, 2020. Service faculty appointments at WVU are full-time, promotable, and non-tenure track. This position requires a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Women’s and Gender Studies or a related field; ability to provide excellent undergraduate teaching and advising in WGST; ability to assist the program director in curriculum design, course scheduling, assessment, student recruitment, and mentoring GTAs; ability to work effectively in a diverse environment; and excellent oral and written communication skills.


The Service Assistant Professor normally will teach two courses per semester, including online courses, with the remainder of the appointment dedicated to administrative service as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Education to support our major, minor, and an LGBTQ+ Studies minor. This position requires a regular presence on the Morgantown campus.


WVU ( https://www.wvu.edu/ ) is a comprehensive land-grant university that enrolls about 29,000 students. It is classified as “R1-very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation. WVU is located in Morgantown ( http://www.morgantownwv.gov/ ) within 1.5 hours of Pittsburgh and 3.5 hours from the Washington/Baltimore area. Morgantown has been recognized as one of the most livable small cities in the U.S. There are extensive recreational opportunities, excellent public schools, and a supportive University environment in which to develop a visible and productive career. The WVU Dual Career Program is available to assist candidates with suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.


To apply, visit https://careers.wvu.edu/, navigate to the position title listed above, and submit a single PDF document containing (a) a letter of application outlining your interest in, and qualifications for, the position and describing your potential to further our progress in building a diverse and inclusive academic community (which will be evaluated without regard to your personal demographics); (b) your vita; and (c) contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact Dr. Sharon Bird, Search Committee Chair, at sharon.bird@mail.wvu.edu


WVU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.