Sexuality Studies: Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health (Tenure-Track Assistant Professor)

Friday, September 30, 2016 (All day)

San Francisco State University, Department of Sociology and Sexuality Studies invites applicants for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in the discipline of Sexuality Studies, with expertise in Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health. This position be-gins in August 2017. 

The mission of Sexuality Studies is to advance multidisciplinary teaching, research, and advocacy in sexuality studies, sexual literacy, well being and social justice. We provide students with knowledge about processes and variations in sexual cultures, sexual identity and gender role formation, and the social, cultural, historical, and ethi-cal foundations of sexuality, intimate relationships, and sexual health. The department has a long commitment to community building and focuses on issues of social justice and sexuality, including the impact of factors of social inequality - such as poverty, rac-ism, marriage equality, and homophobia - upon sexual well-being and sexual health across the lifespan. We offer a Masters Degree in Sexuality Studies, a Minor in Sexual-ity Studies and a Minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies. San Francisco State University is a pioneer in sexuality teaching and research in the Unit-ed States with a fifty-year history of advocating and teaching sexuality education, sex-ual literacy and social justice for all people.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Sexuality Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Public Health, or a closely related field/social science speciality (e.g. Women’s Studies, History, Ethnic Studies, etc.).
  • Candidates should have a strong background in Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health, including Reproductive Rights
  • Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach courses in the areas of Women’s Health; Reproductive Rights; and established core courses in sexuality studies. 
  • Candidates must have an active record of scholarship related to their specialty area with the potential to secure external research funding in their field. 
  • Excellence in teaching and scholarship must also be demonstrated.

Candidates are preferred who have teaching and/or research experience with a large, diverse student body. Candidates are preferred who have experience in multicultural settings. Ability to teach a diverse student population, with regards to race, class, gen-der and sexuality is preferred.

Responsibilities: The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in Sex-uality Studies, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, develop-ing an active ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. Detailed position description is available at https://sxs.sfsu.edu.

Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process: 
Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, teaching dossier,and two writing samples. Please also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to arrive under separate cover. Review of applications begins September 30th. Position will remain open until filled.

All materials should be addressed to: Chair [to be named in actual ad], Search Commit-tee, Sexuality Studies, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132. Email questions or inquires directly to the department at sxsdept@sfsu.edu.

San Francisco State University is a member of the California State University system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human di-versity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU facul-ty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong com-mitment to diversity. We welcome applicants of all ethnic, racial and gender identi-ties, sexual orientations as well as people with disabilities. We particularly encourage those who may be from historically underrepresented groups. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfacto-rily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactori-ly complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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