Professorial Lecturer in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies & African American and African Diaspora Studies for AY 20-21
Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies, American University (Washington, DC)
Deadline: 
June 30, 2020
Starting Date: 
August 24, 2020
Post date: May 29, 2020

The Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at
American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment in Women’s, Gender, and
Sexuality Studies and African American and African Diaspora Studies for Academic Year 2020-2021
at the rank of Professorial Lecturer. The appointment is a 9-month term position and will
commence in August 2020. Possibility of contract renewal year-to-year.

Applicants should hold a PhD, or have an anticipated PhD completion date before August 2020, in
a field conducive to an appointment in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and African
American and African Diaspora Studies. The successful applicant will teach three courses per
semester (fall and spring), at the introductory and advanced levels. Responsibilities include holding
office hours, mentoring students, and participation in department, college, and university activities.
Ability to teach online welcomed.

We especially welcome candidates with demonstrated experience teaching a wide range of courses
from an intersectional feminist perspective, and expertise in fields such as, but not limited to, Black
Queer Studies, Black Feminism, and/or Black Popular Culture.

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program offers a BA, two minors including sexuality &
queer studies, and a graduate certificate. The African American and African Diaspora Studies
Program offers a BA and a minor. These programs are part of the Department of Critical Race,
Gender, and Culture Studies, which also includes programs in Arab World Studies, American
Studies, and Asian Studies. Learn more about the Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Culture
Studies at http://www.american.edu/cas/crgc/

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government,
business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about
American University, visit www.american.edu.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in
compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability,
marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political
affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases
under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American
University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

Application Instructions 

Salary is competitive.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled.

Please submit applications via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/76300
Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and recent
teaching evaluations if available. Please contact Monica Morin, Senior Administrative Assistant, at
202-885-2583 or mmorin@american.edu with any questions.

Review Begins: 
June 15, 2020

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