Visiting Faculty - Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies)
Job no: 493601
Position type: FAC - Visiting Faculty - 1st Year - Academic Year
Categories: Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies
The Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is seeking applications for a full-time, one-year visiting faculty position with an anticipated start date in August 2021. Visiting positions may be renewed for up to three years depending on funding and Department, College, and University needs. Candidates should have: expertise in LGBTQ studies; experience teaching introductory WGSS courses; ability to teach courses that fulfill General Education US Diversity requirements; a demonstrated commitment to inclusive, interdisciplinary pedagogical practices; and a commitment to challenging structural inequalities while working for social justice. The teaching assignment for the 2021-22 academic year will be four courses per semester and may include: WGS 200 Introduction to Gender Studies; WGS 224 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies; WGS 255 Gender and Popular Culture; and WGS 491 Contemporary Theory and Practicum. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in LGBTQ studies and one or more of the following areas that support the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies: Area and Global Studies; Digital Studies; Environmental and Sustainability Studies; and Integrative Studies.
Required Qualifications and Education:
- Demonstrated teaching experience in interdisciplinary LGBTQ Studies.
- PhD in Queer Studies, Transgender/Trans Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Gender Studies, Sexuality Studies, Feminist Studies, Women's Studies, or some combination of these fields. Closely related fields, with a graduate certificate or at least 18 credit hours of coursework in queer, transgender/trans or LGBTQ studies will be considered. ABD candidates will be considered at the rank of visiting lecturer.
- Demonstrated research experience and/or academic training in an interdisciplinary field of study.
- Demonstrated interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches in research, teaching, and activism.
- Demonstrated commitment to experiential and high impact teaching practices.
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting diversity among students, faculty, and communities.
- Demonstrated commitment to service learning, activism, and social justice
- Demonstrated ability to teach the following courses: WGS 200 Introduction to Gender Studies WGS 224 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies WGS 255 Gender and Popular Culture WGS 491 Contemporary Theory and Practicum.
- Ability to teach in face-to-face, online synchronous, asynchronous, and hybrid modalities.
- Ability to contribute to an additional interdisciplinary program within the college, particularly: Area and Global Studies; Digital Studies; Environmental and Sustainability Studies; and Integrative Studies.
Campus: Allendale, GR campuses, as well as online
Department/Division: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies/Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies
How to Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter describing your qualifications in relation to the position. Your letter should address how your approach to teaching and scholarship might support the GVSU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. In addition to your letter submit a one-page statement of teaching philosophy and a current curriculum vitae.
The online application system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references who can address teaching effectiveness (to be used only in the final stage of consideration). If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Questions about the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Julia Mason at email@example.com or 616-331-3136.
All search events and processes will be conducted over the phone/online. Candidates should expect to have access to technology that will allow them to use video conferencing software such as Zoom, Google Meets, or Skype. Accommodations within reason will be provided for qualified applicants.
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on May 14, 2021 and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.
Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to Theresa Rowland, Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org, (616) 331-9530.
The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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