Assistant Professor in Women's and Gender Studies - Virgina Tech

Friday, October 14, 2011 (All day)


The Women's and Gender Studies Program (an interdisciplinary program housed in the Department of Sociology) at Virginia Tech invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position, beginning August 2012. We seek an Assistant Professor at an advanced level with an emphasis in Gender, Bodies & Technology. The candidate will help build this unique initiative and increase the visibility of the nexus of interdisciplinary expertise for which WGS at Virginia Tech is nationally known. Courses to teach include gender and science, gender and biology, and others.

Specific areas of research are open, but we look for a scholar and teacher who uses feminist approaches to embodiment and technology; an expertise in sexuality is a plus. The candidate must have a strong record of scholarship and teaching excellence, and an interest in administering programs. A Ph.D. in Women's and Gender Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, or another interdisciplinary degree is required and must be in hand at the time of appointment.

The Department of Sociology offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, and includes the Women's and Gender Studies, Africana Studies, and American Indian Studies programs, each of which offer their own minors, degree options, and graduate-degree emphases. We also have two departmental centers, the Center for Race and Public Policy and the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention. A Research I university located in the mountains of Blacksburg, Virginia, Virginia Tech is the largest state-supported university in Virginia. Blacksburg was voted by Outside Magazine as one of the ten best places to live in the United States. Please complete an online application at

Please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests (use research statement field) and sample of written work (use other doc field). Have three letters of recommendation sent (they cannot be uploaded) to Women's and Gender Studies Search Committee, Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech, 560 McBryde Hall (0137), Blacksburg VA 24061.

Any additional material that cannot be submitted online should also be sent to the same address.

Review of materials will begin on October 14, and the position will remain open until filled. If you have questions about this position contact Professor Katrina Powell, Director of the WGS Program, Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Encourages applications from women, people of color, veterans, and people with disabilities. and****



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