The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position : Interdisciplinary Research Methods and Critical Race/Ethnic Studies, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2014. Responsibilities include new course development, teaching undergraduate and graduate interdisciplinary research methods, enhancing departmental connections with community organizations, and coordinating WGST 200 : Introduction to Women’s Studies, a general education course.
The EMU Women’s and Gender Studies Department was founded as a program in 1975, offered Michigan’s first Minor in Women’s Studies, and became a department in 2009. The department currently offers an undergraduate major and minor in Women’s and Gender Studies, a Queer Studies minor, an MA in Women’s and Gender Studies, and a graduate certificate in Sexualities or Globalization. The department is interdisciplinary, with its own dedicated faculty and department members from EMU’s five colleges : Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Health & Human Services, and Technology, and the University Library. The EMU student body was the highest rated in Michigan for ethnic diversity by U.S. News and World Report’s 2011 Best Colleges Edition, and was rated as one of the most LGBT friendly universities in the nation by the Campus Pride Climate Index. More information about WGST@EMU is available at : http://www.emich.edu/wgstudies/
Applicants must have at minimum, an ABD in Women’s and Gender Studies, or in a related field based on interdisciplinary work by the time of appointment. A Ph.D. is strongly preferred. Primary consideration will be given to applicants with a strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, an active research agenda in the field, and the ability to work in a culturally and racially diverse environment. Demonstrated record of research and/or work with local, regional, national or global community organizations is desirable.