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Assistant Professor Position Open in GWST

Latinx/Indigenous Sovereignty, Human Rights, and Violence

August 8, 2018 12:58 PM

The Gender and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin in August 2019. The successful candidate should have demonstrated experience teaching core gender and women’s studies courses at the undergraduate level, a sub-specialty in Latinx or Indigenous sovereignty, human rights, and/or violence, a promising research agenda, a commitment to and experience in fostering inclusive excellence, and a Ph.D. in Gender/Women’s Studies or a closely related interdisciplinary field at the time of appointment. The position is fully funded through the Gender and Women’s Studies Department, with the possibility of teaching courses cross-listed with other campus units. The teaching load is 3/2.


UMBC is a dynamic mid-sized public research university that values undergraduate teaching and student mentoring. With over 13,500 undergraduate and graduate students, the campus reflects the wealth of ethnic and cultural diversity of the Baltimore-Washington region. The Gender and Women’s Studies Department at UMBC is an interdisciplinary academic unit committed to transnational and intersectional understandings of how gender and its intersections with race, nation, class, religion, and sexuality make a difference in individual lives and in the practices and institutions of human societies and cultures. The program has five faculty lines and more than 30 affiliate faculty. It enrolls approximately 70 undergraduate students divided among its undergraduate major, certificate, post-baccalaureate certificate, and critical sexuality studies minor programs and is one of eight participating departments and programs in the Language, Literacy and Culture Ph.D. program. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. Underrepresented groups (e.g., racial, ethnic, sexual minorities), women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The campus and department are committed to increasing faculty diversity.


Applicants should be addressed to Dr. Carole McCann and be submitted through Interfolio ( Applications should include a 1) letter of interest, 2) CV, 3) a statement of experience with and commitment to inclusive excellence, 4) a writing sample, and 5) sample syllabi and teaching evaluations if available. Review of applications will begin November 19, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.