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Instructor Opening for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Boston College is looking for a scholar with a strong background in gender to teach “Introduction to Feminisms” and the accompanying “Colloquium: Teaching Women’s Studies” this coming academic year, beginning in the Fall of 2014 and continuing through the Spring 2015 semester. The days/times of these courses are set and not negotiable for the Fall semester. Candidates must be able to commit to the full academic year term.

Introduction to Feminisms SOCY2225 (ENGL2125/HIST2502)

T TH 4:30-5:20pm

Description: This course is taught by Women's Studies faculty and undergraduate student teams under faculty direction to acquaint students with a large range of academic and life experience topics that have been affected by Women's Studies scholarship. After a preliminary meeting, the class divides into 12-14 person seminars that meet once per week to discuss and study such issues as women's history, feminist theory, sex roles, socialization, gender and health, religion, work, global/international issues pertaining to gender disparity, and literature and essays by and about women. The course emphasizes participation and collective work on projects and usually includes a continuing personal and readings-oriented journal.

Colloquium: Teaching Women’s Studies SOCY6664 (ENGL5603/HIST4456)

T 5:30-7pm

Description: This course is for the "Introduction to Feminisms" Teaching Assistants. Students meet weekly with the faculty advisor to discuss assigned readings in further depth, as well as pedagogical methods and approaches to leading their respective seminar groups from SOCY2225.


-       Doctoral Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies or related field; will also consider advanced doctoral students who have completed coursework and whose area of specialization is women’s and gender studies 

-       Strong academic background in women’s and gender studies across disciplines with an emphasis on the intersection of gender with race, class, sexuality, etc.; can demonstrate scholarship/research in women’s studies

-       Teaching and/or mentoring experience


Interested candidates should submit a CV and Cover Letter no later than June 15, 2014 to Dr. Sharlene Hesse-Biber, Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Boston College: