Visiting Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies
Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies, Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
Deadline: 
April 15, 2024
Starting Date: 
July 1, 2024
Post date: March 29, 2024

The Department of Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies (SWAGS) at Amherst College invites applications for a one-year full-time visiting appointment at the rank of visiting assistant professor, starting on July 1, 2024. The successful candidate must have teaching experience and a Ph.D. by the start of the appointment. The teaching load is two courses per semester. We welcome candidates in a broad range of fields attuned to the study of gender and sexuality, including but not limited to gender, science and technology studies; race, gender and sexuality studies; ethnic studies; post-colonial studies; and Asian American and diaspora studies. The position may include supervising senior theses and participating in other service work for the department.

Given Amherst’s distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, successful candidates will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work toward supporting a broadly diverse community. Half of our students identify as domestic students of color; 12 percent are international, with non-U.S. citizenship; 16 percent are the first members of their families to attend college, and 22 percent are Pell-eligible students. Amherst is committed to providing financial aid that meets 100 percent of every student’s demonstrated need, and nearly 60 percent of our students receive financial aid. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual identity, and religion.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. An application letter (including brief descriptions of four possible courses), a C.V., one sample syllabus, the names of three references, and one writing sample must be submitted electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/143328.  Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions may be directed to Professor Polk, Department Chair (kpolk@amherst.edu).

Learn more about the department: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/sexuality_womens_gender_studies
Amherst College is a private liberal arts college of 1,800 students and more than two hundred faculty located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts. It participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and with the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College consortium.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Application Instructions 

An application letter (including brief descriptions of four possible courses), a C.V., one sample syllabus, the names of three references, and one writing sample must be submitted electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/143328.

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