The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2008, pending final budgetary approval. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar who specializes in U.S. Latina Feminism or Latin American Feminism and who will contribute to our research and teaching missions at the undergraduate and graduate level (M.A and Ph.D.). Candidates should possess expertise in Latina feminist theory and/or feminist activism in Latin America, the Hispanic Caribbean, and/or U.S. Latina/o communities. Research interests might include waged and unwaged labor issues, sexual and reproductive rights, the political economy of migration, social movements, indigenous studies, transnationalism public policy, femicide, post-occidental theory, or cultural production. The ideal candidate should have a commitment to excellence in teaching and research and a strong interest in community outreach. We are eager to consider graduates of interdisciplinary programs including gender or ethnic studies departments, who are competent in multiple methodologies. Ph.D. is required. The department encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. Rutgers is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity.
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, samples of written work, evidence of teaching effectiveness and three letters of recommendation to Harriet Davidson and Phillip Rothwell, Search Committee Co-Chairs, Women’s and Gender Studies Department, 162 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901. Review of applications begins October 22, 2007.