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Assistant Professor/Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Each applicant is encouraged to provide (preferably as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) cover letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current CV; (3) teaching philosophy/statement (maximum 2 pages); (4) Sample Syllabi (one upper division and one lower division); (5) Diversity statement (1/2 to 1 page); and (6) The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references should be included in the application or as an attachment. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please mail to: Southern Oregon University Human Resource Services Churchill Hall, Room 159 1250 Siskiyou Boulevard Ashland, OR 97520 This employer will not sponsor applicants for visas. For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541)552-8553.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F00093
Faculty Title Assistant Professor/Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Official Transcripts

Once hired for a position the candidate shall have sealed official transcripts for all post-secondary degrees mailed from the granting institution directly to the Provost’s office. Transcripts should be received by September 1.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Each applicant is encouraged to provide (preferably as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) cover letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current CV; (3) teaching philosophy/statement (maximum 2 pages); (4) Sample Syllabi (one upper division and one lower division); (5) Diversity statement (1/2 to 1 page); and (6) The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references should be included in the application or as an attachment. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please mail to:

Southern Oregon University
Human Resource Services
Churchill Hall, Room 159
1250 Siskiyou Boulevard
Ashland, OR 97520

This employer will not sponsor applicants for visas. For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at hrs@sou.edu or by phone at (541)552-8553.

Appointment Basis 9 months
FTE 1.0
Department Gender Studies & Womens Studies
Job Location Ashland (15 A)
Other Job Location
Hiring Pay Rate $56,510 (Base $56,510 @ 1.0 FTE, CIP $0, YIR 1, Asst, CBA Table 12C)
Benefits Eligible Yes
Position Summary

The Southern Oregon University (SOU) Division of Humanities and Culture invites applications for a tenure-track, 9-month, faculty position in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at the Assistant Professor level.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring, and contribute to the development of the GSWS program. SOU is on the quarter system, and tenure-track faculty typically teach 3 courses per term. The candidate will have expertise in the area of social embodiment and would teach existing courses (e.g., Gender and the Body, Transgender Studies, Masculinities, and Fat Studies) as well as develop new courses. The successful candidate will teach core courses in GSWS (GSWS 201 and GSWS 410), develop and teach GSWS courses for other programs at SOU dependent upon their area of expertise, and contribute to the GSWS Council. The candidate will be expected to formalize Transgender and LGBQ training programs for external constituents (e.g., health care providers and law enforcement) as a new revenue source for SOU. Development and implementation of such training programs is in-load, and will constitute a portion of the overall teaching load for the 9 month appointment period.

SOU is an inclusive community that celebrates diversity as essential to higher education (https://inside.sou.edu/diversity/index.html), and we encourage those who share our intercultural goals to join our community. Because we expect our faculty to help nurture an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment, applicants are invited to submit a Diversity Statement (½-1 page) describing their contributions, or potential to contribute, to diversity in higher education through research, teaching, and/or service.

Diversity Statement

Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.

Minimum Qualifications

• A doctoral degree in Gender, Sexuality, Women’s Studies, and/or related field. ABD will be considered.
• Experience teaching courses in social embodiment with a focus on gender, sexuality, and race.
• Experience with teaching and/or research in transgender studies.
• Demonstrated ability to teach an introductory gender, sexuality, and women’s studies course.
• Demonstrated ability to teach a capstone course that integrates feminist and queer theory with student activism.
• Demonstrated maintenance of a current scholarly research agenda.

Preferred Qualifications

• At least two years of upper division university teaching experience.
• Experience with academic advising of students.
• Experience with mentoring at-risk, marginalized, and/or underrepresented students.
• Evidence of sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, (dis)ability, LGBTQIA, racial, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students.
• Advanced degree, graduate certificate, or emphasis in Gender, Sexuality, and/or Women’s Studies.
• Evidence of scholarly activism around gender and/or sexuality.
• Experience with creating and/or conducting community training programs.
• Demonstrated ability to work with external community organizations.
• Demonstrated interest in community engagement regarding Transgender and LGBQ communities.

Physical Demands

Regular teaching activities may include standing, sitting, and lecturing.

This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive or safety-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal Background Check. Yes
Posting Date 10/13/2017
Application must be received by:
for priority consideration
11/15/2017
Closing Date
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/16/2018
Contact Name for Applicant Questions Human Resources
Contact Email hrs@sou.edu
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.sou.edu/postings/6754

Job Duties

Duties

Professorial: Teaching, scholarship, professional development and service.

Percent of total time 100

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • Craigslist
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Listserve
    • Oregon Employment Department
    • The Oregonian
    • Personal Referral
    • Saludos
    • SOU Website
    • Women in Higher Ed
    • CUPA HR
    • Monster
    • Mail Tribune
    • Latinos in Higher Ed
    • Simply Hired
    • None of the above
  2. What is the highest degree you have earned?
    • None
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • ABD
    • Doctoral Degree

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Other Document
  5. Sample Syllabus/Syllabi
  6. References
Optional Documents