Position Detail

Open Rank Professor of Gender Studies (#723)

Date Posted:
08/07/2018
Type/Department:
Faculty in Gender Studies
Search Status:
Search Is Open - Accepting Applications
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The Department of Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for an open-rank position in Black Feminism, with an expected start date of July 1, 2019. We seek a scholar with expertise in black feminist theory and methodologies with a commitment to interdisciplinary studies.  The position will contribute to the current strengths in the Department, which include reproductive technologies, queer/trans studies, social activism and transformative justice, visual culture studies, post-humanism, and theater studies. The Department is deeply committed to black feminist theory and praxis, and this position will showcase the foundational work of black feminism within and beyond the discipline of gender studies.  

Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/.  Please submit a letter of application, CV, brief writing sample (up to 25 pages uploaded as one PDF), a one-page statement of teaching philosophy/practice, a statement of research interests, and a statement on mentoring a diverse student body addressed to the search chair, Kimberly Juanita Brown. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted.  Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018. We plan to conduct initial video-conference interviews in mid-December.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.  

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.