Assoc/Full Professor - Women & Gender Studies @ UDelaware

Sep 25, 2019

Associate/Full Professor - Department of Women & Gender Studies

The Department of Women & Gender Studies ( in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware invites applications from senior scholars (advanced associates or full professors) in the field of gender-based violence for a faculty position to begin September 1, 2020. The Department is currently engaged in significant growth and expansion in the study and prevention of gender-based violence.

Applicants should have an established scholarly record in gender-based violence that is appropriate to the rank of appointment, with a preferred focus on sexual violence and mastery of related topic areas.  The ideal candidate’s approach would utilize an intersectional analysis of sexual violence and acknowledge multiple systems of oppression.  The individual should have a proven track-record of acquiring research-based grant funding and a strong commitment to both research and teaching.  Candidates should be prepared to contribute to the research leadership of the Department’s new Center for the Study & Prevention of Gender-Based Violence by demonstrating past leadership of academic research centers or academic programs.  Candidates should also be prepared to teach interdisciplinary courses that support the academic mission of Women & Gender Studies. 

The Department has an award-winning and outstanding interdisciplinary core and affiliated faculty, and is a part of the social sciences portfolio in the College of Arts and Sciences. Women & Gender Studies offers both an undergraduate major (with an Honors degree option) and a minor in Women and Gender Studies, as well as a minors in Sexualities & Gender Studies and Women and Religion, and a minor and concentration in Domestic Violence Prevention and Services. The Department and emerging Center offers excellent opportunities for students and faculty to work with organizations providing gender-based violence prevention and intervention services, and seeks to build its scholarship and applied analytic work in this area. The Department is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 23 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves more than 6,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through fundamental course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $35 million, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.

The University of Delaware ( is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission.  We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

TO APPLY: All applicants must hold a PhD.  Review of applications will begin on November 1 and will continue until position is filled.  Applicants should upload a letter of interest and curriculum vitae, but no publications, or other writings at this time at For additional information, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Chiara Sabina, Department of Women & Gender Studies, at

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

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