Inviting Applications for the Position of Director

Posted On August 30, 2016
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The Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Georgia State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Institute, pending budgetary approval. We seek a senior scholar, preferred rank at appointment Associate or Full Professor, focusing on racialization and globalization.  The scholar’s principal areas of research may include: African Diaspora Studies, Asian American Studies, Asian and South Asian Studies, Critical Ethnic Studies, Latina/o Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Native and Indigenous Studies.  We seek disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholars who work in such fields as Anthropology, History, Literature and Comparative Literature, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Public Health, Religious Studies, and Sociology.  We welcome scholarship that incorporates cultural studies, digital studies, feminist science studies, media studies, and visual studies. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research augments one or more of the Institute’s three main areas of focus: globalization and transnational studies; sexualities; and social change.

Candidates for Director should possess demonstrated excellence in research and teaching and provide evidence of the ability to lead in the areas of program building, scholarship, and teaching.  The selected candidate will be expected to take creative leadership in steering the future direction of the Institute, including but not limited to, strengthening interdisciplinary connections on campus, continuing the ongoing growth of the Institute, and developing collaborative relationships with local community-based organizations and non-profits.

We strongly prefer a candidate with an ability to support a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body, enhance interdisciplinary research and teaching, and foster an open and inclusive environment.  Experience in budgeting, faculty mentoring and evaluation, fundraising, and departmental advocacy is desired.

Anticipated start date is July 2017.

The successful candidate will lead a growing faculty in a collegial, interdisciplinary environment composed of core and affiliate faculty.  WGSS offers an M.A., a graduate certificate, a B.A., and an undergraduate minor.  Further information is available at  Questions about the position or the Institute should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Megan Sinnott, at

Georgia State is a leading research university located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. A public institution with more than 50,000 students from throughout the United States and 160 other countries, Georgia State has a highly diverse student population.  GSU is among the top public degree-granting institutions for African American and students of color in the US.  Complete information is available at

Review of applications begins October 14, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a 3-4 page cover letter describing your experience related to the position, a 2-page statement of vision for the department, a CV, and a list of 5 references with contact information, to


Search Committee

Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

P.O. Box 3969

Atlanta, GA 30302-3969

An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification. Georgia State University is a Research University of the University System of Georgia and is an EEO/AA employer.