The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), housed in the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, invites applicants for the position of Associate Lecturer, full-time, to begin in August 2020. We are seeking applicants with expertise and ability to teach in sexuality studies and queer studies. The Dept. supports and values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek a colleague who shares the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will be a dedicated teacher and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals. Teaching responsibility will include teaching undergraduate courses in WGSS for the Women’s Studies major and minor, the Social Justice Minor, drawing on the candidate’s area of specialization, as well as within the General Education Program. We actively seek applicants from backgrounds that are under-represented in higher education
A master’s degree and/or ABD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or closely related field.
Demonstrated expertise and ability to teach in sexuality studies and queer studies.
Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and inclusion, promoting gender and racial justice, and teaching and effective mentoring for students of diverse identities and backgrounds.
Completion of a doctorate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies or related field by the start date.
Preference will be given to candidates with ability to teach critical race theory, environmental feminism, and/or transnational topics.
Experience with a variety of teaching methods, have knowledge of or experience working with culturally diverse groups.
About University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
The College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CASSH) includes departments and programs in the humanities, social sciences and interdisciplinary studies, as well departments in the School of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). CASSH/VPA continues the established liberal studies tradition of providing curricula leading to the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree. CASSH/VPA is dedicated to providing quality innovative instruction and creative learning experiences which prepares students for future careers and education. More broadly, such learning allows students to continue to develop meaningful, responsible lives. Graduates of the college will have developed the ability to communicate effectively, to think critically, to conduct sound research, to understand complex issues, to use knowledge in all aspects of life, to participate meaningfully as global citizens, and to discover and apply carefully considered values. CASSH/VPA faculty and staff are committed to maintaining academic integrity and high ethical standards. CASSH/VPA, through its faculty, students, and curricula, also is dedicated to advancing cultural diversity. Furthermore, by developing partnerships and encouraging professional connections, the college works diligently to establish its membership in the broader community. The academic community within the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities and School of Visual and Performing Arts supports a strong general education program, nurtures exceptional disciplinary programs, and creates innovative interdisciplinary and international programs, which together promote lifelong personal and professional learning for every individual who comes through their programs.