Visiting Assistant Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies



Job description

Tampa, FL

Job ID 19732
Location USF Tampa
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

Posting Details

Dept Number/Name: 0-1239-000 / Women’s and Gender Studies

Salary Plan:  Faculty

Hiring Range/Salary Range:  Negotiable

Position Number:  00038079

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Florida in Tampa invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor, to begin August 2019. This position will be renewable annually (pending availability of funds) for three years, with a possibility of a fourth.

Job Duties:

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the WGS core curriculum and graduate courses in the MA curriculum; these will include Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies and Feminist Methodology. There will also be opportunities to teach in the candidate’s area of expertise. This Visiting Assistant Professor position will include serving on (and possibly directing) MA thesis committees. Our Visiting Assistant Professor will be part of a dedicated teaching community, mentoring graduate students, and supervising teaching assistants assigned to WGS classes.

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at USF has more than 125 students pursuing an undergraduate major, concentration, or minor; a core of seven full-time faculty in the department; and 70 affiliate faculty across the university. We have a graduate program that offers both the Master’s degree and a Graduate Certificate, and usually employ 8-10 teaching assistants / year. One of the oldest Women’s Studies departments in the country, USF was the first public university in Florida to offer a BA degree in Women’s Studies. For more information on the USF Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, see

The salary for this position is competitive; the teaching load will be 3-2. To apply, please visit Letters of recommendation should be sent to Jennifer Ellerman-Queen at Position is open until filled; review of applications begins on February 21, 2019.

Required Qualifications

Successful applicants must have a Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender, and/or Sexuality Studies or a Ph.D. in a related field with a graduate certificate or concentration in Women’s, Gender, and/or Sexuality Studies. We will consider well-qualified applicants who are ABD.

Preferred Qualifications

Specialization is open, but candidates must be able to teach Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies and Feminist Research Methodology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; candidates must be prepared to teach in a graduate-level program. Ideal specializations would include (but are not limited to): gender and sustainability, trans and queer of color critique, and queer and sexuality studies. The ability to contribute to our new minor in Queer and Sexuality Studies would be a plus. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach both face-to-face and online courses.

USF Tampa

Information for Applicants 

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 19732

Posting End Date: 03/01/2019

Work Location 

Campus map and location overview: USF – Tampa Campus

About USF 

The University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa, is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three, separately accredited institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 50,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is ranked in the Top 30 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In 2018, the Florida Board of Governors designated USF as a Preeminent State Research University, placing USF in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF

With more than 16,000 employees in the USF System, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region.  At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees.  We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities.  We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

To learn more about working at USF please visit: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.

How to apply

Apply online  When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload application materials.

A completed application file will include:

  • A letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A mini teaching portfolio, including teaching philosophy, relevant assessments, and a sample syllabus

Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.  YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

Letters of recommendation should be sent to Jennifer Ellerman-Queen at

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Equal Employment Opportunity 

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.  Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. For disability accommodations, contact Jennifer Ellerman-Queen ( or 813-974-5520), a minimum of five working days in advance.

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