Visiting Assistant Professor
School of Culture, Gender, and Social Justice, University of Wyoming (Laramie, Wyoming)
June 30, 2020
Starting Date: 
August 24, 2020
Post date: May 29, 2020

The University of Wyoming invites applications/nominations for two Visiting Assistant Professors in the School of Culture, Gender, and Social Justice (SCGSJ). Each appointment is for a one-year term from August 2020 through May 2021. The successful candidate must be able to teach across two or more disciplines in the School (African American & Diaspora Studies (AADS), Latino/a Studies (LTST), Native American & Indigenous Studies (NAIS), and Gender and Women Studies (GWST)). We are particularly interested in candidates who come from an interdisciplinary and/or intersectional background and who are well versed in decolonial and related theories and perspectives. A research background in one or more of the above disciplines is highly desirable. We are looking for one of the two successful candidates to be able to teach the capstone courses in GWST, including feminist theories, as well as someone who can teach both undergraduate and graduate courses for the majors and minors in both GWST and Queer Studies.

Qualifications and Duties: A terminal degree in one’s field (e.g., Ph.D., J.D. or MFA) is expected; a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, African American and Diaspora Studies, Latino/a Studies, Native American & Indigenous Studies, or related fields is desired, but not required. ABD candidates are encouraged to apply. An ABD candidate is expected to have completed the terminal degree by the start of the first semester of the hire. A strong teaching record is highly desirable. The teaching requirement is a 4/3 load. The appointment is a nine-month appointment.

Application Instructions 

Candidates should submit: a.) a letter of application—including a section on teaching philosophy, b.) a complete CV, c.) evidence of teaching effectiveness such as peer and/or student teaching evaluations, d.) a writing sample of no more than 30 pages--a link to an existing publication is acceptable and encouraged; and e.) three letters of reference. All of the above should be submitted through the online application system and uploaded as one document at this site:

Questions about the position or the hiring process may be directed to Jacquelyn Bridgeman, Director of the SCGSJ and chair of the Search Committee, at

Review of applications will begin immediately, with new applications considered until the positions are filled.

Review Begins: 
June 8, 2020

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