The Women’s and Gender Studies Department at Wellesley College invites applications for a position at the rank of associate or full professor and chair of the department beginning in fall of 2023. We seek a scholar who has a strong research record, sustained commitment to teaching, and significant administrative experience. As department chair, the person who fills this position will build on the current strengths of the department and set a bold and well-considered agenda for the future. In addition, the chair of the department will have a record of mentorship that advances the professional development of junior faculty. The chair will welcome and engender collaboration with colleagues within and across departmental lines, joining a faculty that is committed to liberal arts education and inclusive pedagogy and excellence.
We welcome applicants in all fields and disciplines. Interdisciplinary training and demonstrated investment in scholarly programs and communities such as Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Queer and Trans Studies; Area Studies; and Ethnic Studies are traits that are valued by the search committee. The teaching load at Wellesley College is two courses per semester. A teaching load reduction is considered for department chairs and other faculty with substantial service commitments.
Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, cv, research statement, writing sample (book chapter or journal article), teaching statement, and contact information for three colleagues who will provide professional recommendation. Application materials are due December 1, 2022.
All employees hired after August 2, 2021 are required to upload proof of vaccination and booster against COVID‐19, subject to approved medical or religious exemptions or disability accommodations.
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Wellesley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Wellesley College and all its subcontractors shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60–1.4(a), 60–300.5(a) and 60–741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that Wellesley College and all of its subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.