Inviting Applications for the Position of Director – Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Posted On October 8, 2018
Categories Institute News

The Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at Georgia State University invites
applications for the position of Director of the Institute, pending budgetary approval. The new Director
will take creative leadership in steering the future direction of the Institute, including but not limited to,
strengthening interdisciplinary connections on and off campus and continuing the ongoing growth of the
Institute. We welcome all areas of expertise and seek disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholars whose
research augments one or more of the Institute’s main areas of focus: race, globalization, sexuality, and
social change. Applicants at the rank of Professor are preferred, but applicants at the rank of Associate
Professor with strong administrative leadership experience and scholarly profiles are also welcome.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Anticipated start date is July 2019.

We seek candidates with an ability to develop curricular and extra-curricular academic experiences that
serve our diverse undergraduate and graduate student body, enhance excellent interdisciplinary research
and teaching, and foster an open and inclusive environment. The successful candidate will be expected to
take creative leadership in strengthening interdisciplinary connections on campus and developing
collaborative relationships with local community-based organizations and non-profits. WGSS offers an
M.A., a graduate certificate, a B.A., and an undergraduate minor. WGSS’s curriculum is designed to
support undergraduate and graduate students whose aspirations include employment in the nonprofit/NGO
sector, the arts, journalism, public health, and the pursuit of advanced degrees in doctoral
programs. Experience in administration, faculty mentoring and evaluation, and departmental advocacy is
strongly desired.

Further information is available at Review of applications begins November 16, 2018, and
will continue until the position is filled. Please send a CV, a 3-4 page cover letter describing your
experience related to the position, and a 2-page statement of vision for the department, which includes a
statement describing how your leadership style, approach to mentorship, and vision for the department
will promote an environment where diversity is fostered and encouraged. Please send applications or any
questions about the position or the Institute to the search committee chair, Dr. Tiffany King,
Or: Search Committee
Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
P.O. Box 3969
Atlanta, GA 30302-3969

Georgia State is a vibrant, 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 was recently ranked the 2nd most innovative university in undergraduate education in the
country by U.S. News & World Report. GSU is among the top public degree-granting institutions for
African American and students of color in the US. Complete information is available at
An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification. Georgia State University is a
Research University of the University System of Georgia. Georgia State University is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran
status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class