Assistant Professor of Transnational Feminism and Digital Studies (Job Id: 37667)

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Position Description

The Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Louisville invites applicants for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Transnational Feminism, with an emphasis in Digital Studies, to begin August 1, 2020. The ideal candidate will have an active record of research and teaching in transnational gender/sexuality studies, with expertise in cultural analytics/data studies/digital technologies, focusing on such areas as gender, sexuality and racial justice, environmental justice, migration and mobility, online identity and representation, digital activism, community engagement, and/or structural inequalities in emergent digital cultures and media. Preferred candidates will hold a PhD in Women's, Genders and Sexuality Studies or a related field and be experienced with methods such as digital text analysis, data curation and mining, data visualization and design, network analysis and social media, image processing, and/or GIS.

The appointed scholar will develop and teach introductory and advanced courses in WGST, including an introductory class on gender and technology, a graduate level methods course focusing on feminist applications of digital technology/data studies, as well as courses focusing on gender/race/sexuality in a transnational context. The candidate will be expected to teach at least one on-line course and to contribute to the department's minor in Race/Gender Studies and/or LGBTQ+ Studies minor. It is also hoped that the candidate will contribute to the development of digital humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package and retirement contributions. Interested applicants must apply on-line at and attach one document containing (1) a cover letter addressing specific qualifications and interest in the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of successful teaching, (4) up to three recent publications (a first-authored publication is strongly encouraged), and (4) contact information for 3 references. We will begin the review of applications on Oct. 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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