Tenure Track Assistant Professor-Women and Gender Studies
Texas Christian University
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Internal Number: 499029
Review of applications starts on October 10, 2023
This full-time faculty position is on-campus and in-person.
The Department of Women and Gender Studies (WGST) at Texas Christian University invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor who specializes in interdisciplinary feminist, womanist, and/or muxerista approaches to gender and sexuality. The position is open to scholars on all area studies, and we are particularly interested in candidates with research and teaching interests that include (but are not limited to): Feminisms of Color; Native American and Indigenous feminism, gender, and sexuality; Decolonial Studies; Gender and Environmental Justice; Disability Studies; Transregional Political Economy; Trans Studies; and/or Queer of Color Critique. We seek candidates with a record of successful undergraduate teaching, academic service, publication, and scholarly promise. The WGST Department values diversity, equity, and inclusion, and seeks scholars with decolonial, feminist, anti-racist and justice-oriented teaching and research methodologies. Responsibilities center on teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Women and Gender Studies. Candidates must carry out a robust scholarly research and publication agenda and contribute service at the department, college, and university levels. The position carries a 3/2 teaching load. The appointment begins in August 2024. Compensation is competitive, including fringe benefits available to full-time employees.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, a similar interdisciplinary field, or in a traditional discipline (represented in the TCU AddRan College of Liberal Arts: https://addran.tcu.edu/index.php) with significant demonstrated background and experience related to women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Candidate must have the capacity to teach introductory, upper-division, and graduate courses in WGST. Ph.D. must be in hand by the candidate’s start date.
Started as a program in 1994, WGST became a department in 2018 and now includes four full-time faculty positions and a rotating affiliate chair, administrative support, dozens of affiliated faculty from across the university, and strong and growing support from the TCU administration and the AddRan College of Liberal Arts. The Department offers two majors, a minor, an undergraduate emphasis, and a graduate certificate in WGST. TCU’s interdisciplinary department of Women & Gender Studies puts women, gender, and sexuality at the center of academic investigation. The department promotes inquiry into the intersections of gender with other identity categories; the workings of power in society; and the means of advancing social justice and equality. Through research, teaching and learning, and collaboration, the department fosters feminist and interdisciplinary analysis across social, historical, cultural and global contexts, products and practices.
Named for TCU’s founders, Addison and Randolph Clark, the AddRan College of Liberal Arts is home to the core academic disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. The College includes approximately 155 full-time faculty members, 13 departments (Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Geography, History, Modern Language Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology & Anthropology, Spanish and Hispanic Studies, and Women & Gender Studies), and two units of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (Army and Air Force). AddRan College departments confer 17 Bachelor of Arts and 7 Bachelor of Science degrees, a Bachelor of General Studies, an online master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, a Master of Liberal Arts degree, and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in History, English, and Rhetoric and Composition.
University & Fort Worth Description:
Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 302 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes seven schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the Burnett School of Medicine.
Currently, TCU enrolls more than 10,200 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students. Twenty-eight percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, five percent are international students, and forty-five percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members and is a top 100 National University as classified by US News and World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity.
At TCU, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are an educational imperative directly tied to the University mission, vision, and strategic plan. Fulfilling TCU’s mission to develop ethical leaders and critical thinkers in a global community depends on the University’s ability to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive campus leads to innovation, broadened perspective, and understanding—values that are foundational aspects of higher education. For the fourth consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with core values and creates a campus culture where everyone is respected and included.
ABOUT FORT WORTH
Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth and TCU have grown together in a nearly 150-year relationship. You’ll find that many Horned Frogs remain here after graduation, thanks to the region’s thriving job market. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, bizjournals.com ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.
Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.
To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, a research statement, a writing sample no longer than 25 pages, a sample of a course syllabus, one-page DEI statement. Three recommendation letters will be requested by the department at a later time. Please do not have letters of recommendation emailed until you have received a request from the department.
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled. Review of materials will begin October 10, 2023.
All questions regarding the application process may be directed to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-257-7790. Questions about the department or position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair Professor Tatiana Arguello (T.ARGUELLO@tcu.edu).
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