GSWS accepting applications for Lecturer in Gender and Science through February 22

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (GSWS) Program at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a non-tenure-stream lecturer position in the area of gender and science. Pending budgetary approval, the position will begin in Fall 2019 with an initial three-year contract, with the possibility of obtaining renewable three-year contracts after satisfactory performance reviews.  

Applicants must demonstrate interest and proficiency in teaching relations between gender and science from an interdisciplinary and intersectional perspective. The successful candidate will be an innovative teacher and will develop a general education course “Gender and Science” while also teaching GSWS courses such as Introduction to GSWS, Introduction to Feminist Theory, and advanced courses based on areas of interest and expertise (e.g., Gender and Disability, Gender and Medicine, Science and Sexuality, Gender and Health, etc.). Candidates must be able to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary program, direct undergraduate research projects or internships for majors and minors, organize events and student colloquia, and participate in collective governance. A PhD in hand at the time of appointment is required. PhD may be in any discipline, including but not limited to Gender Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Communications, Philosophy, or Science and Technology Studies. The teaching load is three courses per semester.

The GSWS Program at the University of Pittsburgh is a vibrant community of interdisciplinary students and scholars with an undergraduate major and minor, a graduate certificate, and a very active events calendar with visiting scholars, conferences, and other research activities.  Applicants should submit a dossier by February 22, 2019 at the following link:

Dossier must include: a letter of application containing a description of academic background and teaching philosophy, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, sample syllabi, course materials, student evaluations (2-4 sets), and a list of courses that could be taught at Pittsburgh. A diversity statement is also required (upload as “Brief Personal Statement” in the system). No personal statement is needed. Instead, please upload a statement addressing your contributions to diversity through research, service and/or community engagement. Applicants should share how their past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence. An academic writing sample may also be uploaded.

Questions can be directed to the Acting Director of GSWS, Prof. Rachel Kranson at

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