Department of Women’s Studies, University of Victoria
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position
The Women’s Studies Department at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track position in gender studies* (disciplinary or interdisciplinary background is open) at the Assistant Professor level, commencing July 1, 2016. We are especially interested in a specialization at the intersection of gender and Indigenous cultural production and/or analysis with a strong focus on Indigenous knowledge production, ways of knowing, and direct engagement with Indigenous communities. Research on gender and Indigenous issues in Canada or an ability to situate Indigenous gender issues in Canada in a comparative and relational framework is also of particular interest.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent by date of appointment, a strong record of scholarship and/or creative work, a demonstrated commitment to teaching in an interdisciplinary undergraduate Women’s Studies program at all levels, and the ability to draw on experiential knowledge in research and teaching. The successful candidate will demonstrate clear potential for excellent research, teaching, curriculum development, publication, and student supervision and mentorship. Further, as a member of a small department, the candidate will be expected to share in administrative duties both at the departmental and university level and to show a willingness to help in the possible development of an M.A. program.
*The Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Victoria plans to change its name to Gender Studies. The department offers students a range of cutting edge courses that address ‘gender’ as a social construction that intersects with other categories of difference within networks of power. Course topics include examinations of the relationships between gender and race, nation, class, sexuality, sex, ability and age in the contexts of colonization, capitalism, globalization, and transnationalism. Interdisciplinary faculty research frames the department’s curriculum and its areas of focus: Indigenous resurgence, anti-racism, nationalisms, human rights and development, medicalization, girlhoods, cultural production and post-structuralism. Women’s Studies (with plans to become Gender Studies) continues to highlight historical and contemporary feminist scholarship, but also broadens this established approach with courses inclusive of queer and trans perspectives, as well as the production of masculinities. Underlying all Women’s Studies courses is the active pursuit of social justice enabled by critical analyses that expose inequities and interrogate their systemic foundations.
The department is strongly committed to both excellence and equity and to increasing the diversity of approaches and perspectives in teaching and research.
Department website: www.uvic.ca/humanities/women/
The University of Victoria is situated on the territory of the Coast and Straits Salish peoples and sits on the site of a former Lekwungen village. It has developed into one of Canada’s leading comprehensive institutions with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching.
Applications must include: a complete curriculum vitae; the name and address (including email and telephone numbers) of at least three referees whom the department may contact; copies of selected relevant publications and/or creative works; and summaries of teaching evaluations.
Please send applications (electronic only, in pdf or Word format) to:
Dr. Annalee Lepp
Chair, Department of Women’s Studies
Department E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for application is midnight PST on September 15, 2015.
The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.