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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES
GENDER, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES
The Amherst College Department of Women’s and Gender Studies invites applications for an Assistant Professor in the field of Gender, Science, and Technology Studies. The department, founded in 1987, is committed to inclusion, diversity and a high standard of interdisciplinary scholarship and instruction. We benefit from our location in the Connecticut River Valley, which boasts one of the largest concentrations of women’s studies scholars in the world, and we also maintain linkages with the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center and the Amherst College Center for Community Engagement.
We seek candidates whose scholarship makes a creative and interdisciplinary intervention in science policy, medicine, and/or technology as they intersect in a global context with gender, race, and sexuality. Topics that candidates could address include (but are not limited to): the role of race and gender in environmental policy; the gendered dimensions of scientific and medical developments and controversies (i.e. surrogate motherhood, sex selective abortion, medical tourism, HIV/AIDS, and maternal/infant health); contestations over genetic engineering, and the impact of the internet and digitization on practices and discourses of gender and sexuality. Candidates from the sciences, social sciences, humanities and interdisciplinary programs will be considered.
To apply, please submit as PDFs to wags at amherst.edu a letter of application, a CV, one writing sample not to exceed 30 pages, sample course syllabi and three (3) letters of recommendations. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must have the Ph.D. degree in hand or all requirements for the degree fulfilled by the start of the appointment. The position will begin in fall 2013.
Inquiries may be directed to Amy Ford, Academic Department Coordinator, Women’s and Gender Studies Department,wags at amherst.edu.
Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,700 students and 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium. Amherst College has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying its student body.
Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.
Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Program
Bartlett Hall 208
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
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