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Brooklyn College of CUNY seeks Visiting Endowed Chair in Women & Gender Studies

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    Marina Duka

    Institution Type: College / University
    Location: New York, United States
    Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Professor

    Women’s and Gender Studies Visiting Endowed Chair (Visiting Associate or Full Professor)
    CUNY Job ID: 17540

    Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications and nominations for a one-year appointment in the rank of Visiting Associate/Full Professor to the Endowed Chair in Women’s and Gender Studies with a starting date of August 2018. The incumbent will be affiliated with the Women’s and Gender Studies Program (WGST) and an appropriate academic department at Brooklyn College.

    Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through their research, teaching and/or service are encouraged to apply

    Brooklyn College is a microcosm of the ethnically rich borough of Brooklyn it serves as well as a mirror of the wide diversity in New York City itself. A vibrant, intellectually engaged community, the student body comprises individuals from 150 countries, speaking 105 different languages. The College and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program are committed to enhancing and supporting a diverse and inclusive community of students, faculty, and staff.

    The Endowed Chair will be expected to:

    • Teach and advise students in four (4) courses during the year, including the introductory Women’s and Gender Studies course each semester, courses in their specialty and a preferred course in Feminist Theories. Courses may be cross-listed with WGST affiliated interdisciplinary programs (Africana Studies, Children and Youth Studies, Judaic Studies, and Puerto Rican and Latino Studies) and departments in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts.

    • Share the commitment of the faculty in building the visibility of the Program by organizing workshops, lecture series and public discussions that involve students, faculty and community members.

    The university seeks an individual demonstrating dedication to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusiveness and sincere commitment to promoting diversity as evidenced by prior successful and innovative measures.

    • Ph.D. in area(s) of expertise, or equivalent from an accredited institution.
    • Ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement.
    • Ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience in teaching Feminist theory.

    Salary commensurate with experience and credentials. All appointments are subject to financial availability.

    CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. They also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of their commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

    December 13, 2017

    CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among their protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.


    (1) Applicants should upload the following in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format:
    • An application letter indicating the desired position, and outlining your curricular and co-curricular plan for your tenure as the Endowed Chair including courses you are interested in teaching and activities you would like to organize
    • Current curriculum vitae

    (2) Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders on the Brooklyn College Online Recommendation System.

    Visit for more information and instructions to apply. Please note there are two steps to the application process. Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.
    Closing Date: 12/13/2017

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