Position Overview: The Women’s and Gender Studies Department at Merrimack College invites applications for a one-year, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position beginning August 24, 2020.

The position, which may be renewable, carries a four-course teaching load per semester, primarily focusing on our two gateway courses for majors and minors, Gender, Race, and Society and Introduction to Race and Ethnic Studies. There may also be an opportunity to teach upper level electives in the successful candidate’s areas of expertise. We are especially interested in candidates whose work is both interdisciplinary and intersectional. Preferred areas of specialization may include one or more of the following: critical race theory, ethnic studies, feminist theories, sexuality/LGBTQ studies, queer theory, media/film studies, and transnational feminisms.  

The person hired for this position will join a supportive and growing department that, in addition to the WGS major and minor, plans to add a new minor in race and ethnic studies.

The college is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. Candidates are encouraged to describe in their application previous activities or interests related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that values diversity and inclusive excellence at Merrimack College.

Qualifications:  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Women’s and Gender Studies or related field, as well as evidence of successful teaching and scholarship.

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, a Statement of Teaching Philosophy, names and contact information for 3 references, and a writing sample. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Merrimack College is a selective four-year Catholic college in the Augustinian tradition. The College is located in the Merrimack Valley, approximately 25 miles north of Boston.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date posted: 7/29/20

Position Code: 0825