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Assistant Professor in Race, Gender, and Health

Women's and Gender Studies Program, University of South Carolina

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Feminist Philosophy
AOC Philosophy of Science, Bioethics, Public Health Ethics, and/or Philosophy of Medicine
AOC categories Philosophy of Science
Biomedical Ethics
Feminist Philosophy
Philosophy of Gender
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number FAC00174PO21
Location Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Start date August 16, 2022
Job description

The University of South Carolina Women’s and Gender Studies Program invites applications for a full-time, tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a focus on Gender, Race, and Health that will begin on August 16, 2022. 

We seek candidates whose scholarship and teaching emphasizes the intersections of gender, race, and health. Field of study is open, including (but not limited to) fields such as women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, anthropology, human geography, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to): health and healthcare disparities involving race and gender; the gendered and raced dimensions of science, technology, and medicine; transgender and LGBTQIA+ health; institutional/structural violence and health; and reproductive health, rights, and justice. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose work is interdisciplinary and firmly grounded in intersectional and anti-racist analyses that draws on women of color feminisms, Black studies, Latinx studies, Asian American studies, and/or Indigenous studies. The person will hold a 50/50 joint appointment in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and in another department, depending on degree field and area of expertise. The department will be the unit for tenure and promotion.

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program (WGST). WGST faculty and students are committed to think critically about gender and equality through the lens of social justice and intersectionality. Emerging from an activist tradition, the WGST program serves university, local, state, national and global communities by acting as a resource and guide for intersectional issues related to women and gender. Since its inception in 1974, our program has had a distinctive emphasis on health in underrepresented communities that has guided faculty research and our students’ learning experience. In WGST, students engage with the community to explore gender and its intersections with various social identities and inequalities as they relate to health and justice. WGST offers a major, minor, and graduate certificate. WGST includes the Women’s Well-Being Initiative (WWBI). WWBI engages faculty, staff, and students in campus-community partnerships that promote the well-being of women and girls in the Midlands, and enhance the recognition of the full diversity of women’s experiences across race, class, age, ethnicity, ability, and other dimensions of difference. 

WGST also includes the Partnership Council, comprised of members from the community who advise the Women’s and Gender Studies program on community issues and opportunities related to the well-being of women and other underrepresented groups. The Council also works to strengthen the Women’s and Gender Studies Endowment and to raise money to support projects directed toward improving the well-being of women and other under-represented groups throughout South Carolina.  

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
Complete application materials, except for confidential letters of recommendation, must be submitted by November 15, 2021. A complete application includes: (1) Cover letter and/or personal statement that includes: the applicant’s focus on gender, race, and health, a projected research agenda/plan, (2) Curriculum vitae (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, with evidence of teaching and mentoring if applicable (4) A representative sample of scholarship (e.g., in-press or published articles, dissertation chapter, etc.) (5) Copies of unofficial graduate transcripts (6) Names and affiliations of three references
Web address to apply https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/107045
Hard deadline November 15, 2021, 11:59pm EST
Contact
Web address for more information https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandscien...
Contact name Dr. Leah McClimans
Contact email
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Scheduled expiry date November 15, 2021, 11:59pm EST
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