Visiting Assistant Professor
Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Allegheny College (Meadville, PA)
February 9, 2024
Starting Date: 
August 1, 2024
Post date: January 11, 2024

The Department of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Allegheny College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning August 2024 with the possibility of renewal. Specialization is open and we will look favorably on candidates with expertise in trans studies, disability studies, care feminisms, critical madness studies or feminist-queer approaches to mental health, feminist-queer approaches to critical feminist data studies, and/or digital feminisms & technologies. The department emphasizes BIPOC, intersectional and transnational approaches and the person in this position will teach core classes in the WGSS curriculum and a course in their specialization. The standard annual teaching load is six classes and professional development funds are available. 

We especially encourage applications from candidates with a Ph.D. in Gender/Trans/Queer/Women’s/Feminist Studies. Well-qualified candidates with Ph.D. degrees in other fields such as and not limited to Disability Studies, Black Studies, Africana Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, Health Studies, Health Humanities, Public Health, Digital/Data Studies, and Sociology are welcome to apply as long as they have a track record of specializing in women’s, gender & sexuality studies. ABD candidates with substantial teaching experience and who can demonstrate completed dissertation defenses by July 2024 will be considered. The successful candidate will demonstrate their commitment to undergraduate pedagogies while pursuing their research agenda and contributing to the learning community in the department.

Allegheny College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges — and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching.

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares students for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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posted 11/14/2023

Application Instructions 

Send application materials (cover letter, CV with contact information including email and telephone number, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three references) as a single PDF file to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 North Main Street, Meadville PA 16335 or by email to Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Allegheny’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Review of applications will begin February 9, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Review Begins: 
February 9, 2024

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