The Department of Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a one-year visiting lecturer position in Black Feminist Studies beginning July 1, 2021. We seek a dynamic teacher who will contribute to the curriculum. We are especially interested in girlhood studies, carceral studies, reproductive justice, queer theory, feminist health sciences, and environmental studies.
The position comes with a five-course teaching load. The candidate will be expected to teach "Introduction to Gender Studies" and other courses in their area of expertise.
While area of expertise is open, candidates should preferably hold a Ph.D. in an interdisciplinary field connected to Gender Studies and have demonstrable ability to teach courses in women's, gender, sexuality, and queer studies at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. In addition to submission of a CV and cover letter, candidates will be required to submit three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) a statement about mentoring a diverse student body. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.
Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.