Professor (open rank)

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department
Middletown, Connecticut
Negotiable based on rank
Jul 02, 2024
Aug 31, 2024
Position Type
Open Rank
Full Time
Organization Type

Open-rank position in Transnational Feminist/Queer Studies of the Global South and/or Black Feminism/Black Queer Diaspora Studies 


The Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department at Wesleyan University seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor or a tenured associate or full professor (open rank) beginning July 1, 2025, with substantive research and teaching interests in the area(s) of Transnational Feminist and Queer Studies of the Global South and/or Black Feminism / Black Queer Diaspora Studies. Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary department offering an undergraduate major in the study of gender and sexuality as categories of analysis and experience that intersect with race, class, ethnicity, citizenship, and other categories of difference. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers competitive salaries and benefits.  


The Assistant, Associate, or full Professor will contribute to the core courses for the FGSS major, as well as other courses in their area of specialization, and will carry a 2/2 teaching load. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Ph.D. or advanced graduate course work in women’s and gender studies or other relevant academic discipline in the humanities or humanistic-oriented social sciences required; if ABD, a successful candidate must show evidence that they will have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. Applications received after October 1, 2024 may not receive full consideration. Please contact Meghan Demanchyk, Administrative Assistant of the FGSS Department (, with any questions regarding the position or application process. 


To apply, visit A complete application includes electronic copies of the following documents: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, sample syllabus, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college's commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation.