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Bowdoin College seeks Assistant Professor in Global Feminism

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    Cian Stryker

    The Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies program at Bowdoin College announces a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the field of global feminism broadly defined. Bowdoin seeks a social scientist working at the intersections of gender, race, and social justice whose research is located outside of Europe and the Americas or who incorporates transnational or diasporic approaches to these regions. Bowdoin especially invites applications from those who can contribute to both gender and sexuality aspects of the curriculum or who can address student interests in either social movements, law, medicine, or science in society. Bowdoin expects the successful candidate to have prior interdisciplinary graduate training and teaching experience in gender, women’s, and sexuality studies, although we also welcome applications from candidates in traditional disciplines in the social sciences.

    Bowdoin welcomes applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s ethnic and cultural diversity. Bowdoin values a community in which students of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed. In your application materials, we ask that you address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship may support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

    Bowdoin values a strong commitment to research and a promise of long-term successful scholarly engagement as well as a dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. To support that, the College offers internal funding in support of research and teaching, opportunities for professional development, a junior sabbatical leave, and a post-tenure leave. The teaching load is two courses per semester and includes courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, feminist or queer theory, and courses in our program’s core curriculum. Ph.D. required at the time of appointment. Bowdoin recognizes that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of partners and spouses of members of the faculty.

    Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit 1) a cover letter that details your scholarly research agenda and describes your teaching experience and interests; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 4) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.
    Review of applications will begin October 27, 2017.

    Founded on the Maine coast in 1794, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, its intimate size, its strong sense of community, and its commitment to diversity (31.5% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first-generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College please visit our website:

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