Friday, 3 September 2010

Job: Feminist Philosophy - PA

WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY, West Chester, PA.  Join a vibrant campus community
whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success.  West
Chester University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track
Assistant Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies, with demonstrated competency
in philosophical methodologies (graduate coursework in philosophy strongly
preferred), to begin in Fall 2011. We seek candidates with expertise in
interdisciplinary approaches to teaching women’s and gender studies which draw
on other fields in the arts and sciences. We also seek candidates with an
interest in the development of innovative policies, practices or programs, and
in participating in service and shared governance.  Applicants should be
prepared to teach introductory women’s and gender studies courses, undergraduate
courses in feminist theories, and courses in performance studies, sexuality
studies and queer theories. The Philosophy Department requires teaching
competency in a) Transgender or Queer Theory, b) Intro to Feminist Philosophy,
and c) one of our regularly scheduled lower division courses such as (but not
limited to) Intro to Philosophy, Intro to Existentialism, Philosophy in Film,
Intro to Ethics (emphasizing theories of oppression/social justice). A Ph.D. in
Women’s and/or Gender Studies, or a Ph.D. in another discipline with a record of
contributions in Women’s and/or Gender Studies, is required.

Applicants must have a record of successful teaching and evidence of
high-quality scholarship in Women’s/Gender Studies and/or Philosophy.

We currently offer both a major and minor in Women’s Studies with contributing
faculty from a wide variety of departments across the University. Since the
Women’s and Gender Studies Program is not a department, this hire will be housed
in the Philosophy Department, and will have a 25% teaching commitment there.
The teaching load is 4-4. Competitive Salary and Benefits. (

West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher
Education, continues to build a culturally diverse, broadly trained faculty
capable of fostering an inclusive environment. West Chester, located 25 miles
west of Philadelphia, is convenient to major cultural and commercial
institutions, recreational activities, and is within driving distance of
Wilmington, DE, NYC, and Washington, DC.  Developing and sustaining a diverse
faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic Plan for
Excellence.  The University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer
encouraging diversity.  Women and persons of color are particularly encouraged
to apply.

To Apply: Please send a letter of interest, CV, official graduate transcripts, 3
or more letters of reference, a statement of teaching philosophy, a writing
sample demonstrating philosophical competency, and two sample syllabi (1. A
course in Transgender or Queer Theory, or Gender Studies, and 2. A
lower-division philosophy course [see c. above]) to Dr. Jen Bacon, Director of
Women’s and Gender Studies, West Chester University, West Chester PA 19383. In
order to be considered a finalist, applicants must successfully complete an
on-campus interview, which includes both a teaching demonstration and a
scholarly presentation. Review of applications will begin October 15th, 2010 and
continue until the position is filled. The filling of this position is
contingent upon available funding. All offers of employment are subject to and
contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background and
consumer reporting checks.

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