Assistant Professor – WGSS



Job description

Ewing, NJ

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at The College of New Jersey invites outstanding applicants for a full-time tenure track assistant professor position in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its approximately 6,500 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron’s 75 “Most Competitive” American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in Nursing, Education, and English. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ’s seven schools-Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including the 4th-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. For more information, visit

Description of Position
The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure track assistant professor position. The teaching load is 3/3, with the possibility of a one-course release after the first year for research through a competitive proposal process. The successful candidate will teach core courses in the WGSS major and/or in the Sexuality and Queer Studies minor, including Introduction to WGSS, Feminist Theories, and qualitative or mixed-methods research, as well as in their area of specialization. The candidate’s research and teaching should support the department’s emphasis on intersectionality and anti-racism; contribute to enhancing the multiracial, multiethnic, multiregional, and multigender scope of the curriculum; and enhance existing and emerging curricular partnerships with other disciplines, including Education, Public Health, STEM/STEAM, Disability Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Environmental Studies, and International Studies. Specific areas of interest include Latinx/Afro-Latinx Feminisms; Asian and Asian-American feminisms; Lesbian/Queer Women’s Studies; Trans Studies; and Critical Masculinity Studies. Experience in community-based or action research and in organizing or training for social justice activism is a plus.

The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at TCNJ is an inclusive and dynamic learning community dedicated to preparing students for a lifetime of critically engaged learning and citizenship. Founded in 1972, TCNJ’s WGSS Department currently sustains one of the largest undergraduate programs in the field, and is recognized as a national exemplar for its innovative programming. Serving students across the College’s seven schools, the department offers a major, three minors, and several concentrations; a teaching track; the Women in Learning and Leadership Program; the largest share of the College’s Liberal Learning courses in gender; and a graduate certificate in Gender Studies. A campus leader in promoting interdisciplinarity, WGSS interfaces with a broad range of scholarly disciplines in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and professions, as well as with other fields of interdisciplinary studies.

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  • PhD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, or Feminist Studies, or Queer Studies
  • Teaching experience in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

How to apply

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, writing sample, sample syllabus, and at least three letters of reference by September 13, 2019. The letter of application and curriculum vita must be uploaded to this link:

The writing sample, sample syllabus, three letters of recommendation, or your Interfolio dossier, should be emailed

A final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

The College of New Jersey is an Affirmative-Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation.