Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality Studies

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality Studies at Connecticut College invites applications for a visiting assistant professor. We are seeking a scholar with expertise in trans studies, mixed race studies, disability studies, and/or transnational LGBTQ studies. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience teaching in gender and women’s studies or related fields including feminist and queer theory as well as social justice activism.

A PhD is strongly preferred by June 1, 2023 in gender and women’s studies, feminist studies, or a closely related interdisciplinary field. Candidates with meaningful community engagement experience are preferred. This one-year position is projected to start on July 1, 2023 with the possibility of extension. The position requires teaching 5 courses (or course equivalents) annually in the Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality Studies department including core courses and electives.

The Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality Studies Department is committed to interdisciplinary, intersectional, transnational feminist, and queer inquiry. We emphasize a strong theoretical and praxis focus in our curriculum and research. We have a departmental culture that supports the cultivation of rich intellectual collaboration both within the department and outside of it, and offer ample opportunities for pedagogical creativity and development. We value teacher scholars whose work foregrounds social transformation and community engagement. For more on our department please see:    (

Please submit a cover letter addressed to Ariella Rotramel, Chair, Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality Studies Search, along with a curriculum vitae, teaching statement, one to two sample syllabi, and contact information for three current, professional references to Interfolio at: Review of applications will begin March 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.          

The teaching load for a full-time visitor is five courses per academic year. We value the contributions visitors bring to our community and encourage their active engagement with their departments and all aspects of campus life during the course of their appointment. Visiting faculty are initially participating members of the faculty and voting members in their second and subsequent years; their presence is welcome at all faculty meetings.   

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. We recognize that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  AA/EOE

Connecticut College requires employees to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster for COVID-19 and new employees must present their COVID-19 vaccination record to Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. Individuals who have a medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may confidentially request an exemption through the office of Human Resources.

Currently, the College is not sponsoring visas for this position.