Women's and Gender Studies - Assistant/Associate Professor

Position Title Women's and Gender Studies - Assistant/Associate Professor

Classification Title Faculty Full Time (.75-1.0 FTE)

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligibility

Department Dean of Arts & HumanitiesJob Description

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Hope College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin August 2024. The candidate’s specialization is open; however, we are particularly interested in applicants whose teaching and/or research expertise includes indigenous, Womanist, or U.S. women of color feminisms, queer feminisms, and/or faith and feminism. Qualified candidates will have the ability to teach core classes within the WGS curriculum, including Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS 130), Feminist Theory and Methodology (WGS 350), and an integrative Senior Capstone (WGS 494), as well as elective courses in their area of specialization. The ability to teach courses in the area of feminist activism and/or social movements is also of interest.

We seek a teacher-scholar who is passionate about educating undergraduates in a small liberal arts environment and will contribute to our vibrant and growing interdisciplinary program, which offers both a BA and minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. Academic responsibilities include teaching 9 credits (3 courses) a semester, maintaining an active program of research or creative scholarship, and participating in the continued growth and development of the Women’s and Gender Studies program. Interest or experience in curriculum development and/or program leadership is also highly desirable. In all cases, the successful candidate will have training in Women’s and Gender Studies, a commitment to pedagogical excellence, a promising scholarly record, and interest in working in collaborative interdisciplinary settings.

Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to all aspects of Hope’s mission as a liberal arts college. We are grounded in robust ecumenical Christian aspirations and daily strive for inclusive excellence. While Hope students represent a mix of Christian and other (or no) religious backgrounds, the college’s faculty, administration, and staff are committed to the Christian faith as expressed in the ecumenical creeds of the ancient church. As part of the application, we ask all candidates to describe how they will engage and support the holistic mission of the College, particularly how their commitment to the Christian faith, the liberal arts, and inclusive excellence shapes their approaches and identities as teachers, scholars, and mentors.


Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please submit all materials by October 20, 2023.

Inquiries about the position or program can be directed to Dr. Carrie Bredow (Director of WGS and search committee chair; bredow@hope.edu).

Applications are accepted at http://www.hope.edu/jobs

Candidates will upload the following documents as part of their application:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts
  • Statements addressing how you would support two core dimensions of the mission of Hope College: (a) your engagement with Hope’s Christian aspirations, including how this shapes your teaching, research, and/or student mentoring, and (b) your past and/or future contributions to DEI and global/multicultural engagement through teaching, scholarship/creative activity, and service
  • Statement describing your teaching philosophy, experience, and interests
  • Additionally, you will enter the names and contact information for three references when you apply. References will be contacted via email and provided a link to upload a letter of recommendation to your file.

Is this a visiting faculty position?NoRankAssistant or AssociateQualifications

  • Completed Ph.D. in a relevant field; ABD applicants who anticipate completion of the doctorate by Fall 2024 will also be considered
  • Significant graduate-level training in Women’s, Gender, or Sexuality studies; preference will be given to those with a Ph.D. or graduate certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies or a closely related field
  • Active research program with potential to involve undergraduate students in feminist scholarship
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, including student mentoring, and to increasing diversity and fostering inclusion in academia
  • Mature understanding of and active participation in the historic Christian faith

Physical Demands

This position requires remaining in a sitting or standing position for frequent periods of time; uses office machinery such as a computers, printers, copy machines; Occasionally involves moving items over 10 pounds; frequently will move between different offices/workspaces/buildings; and requires effective communication abilities. In the case of temporary or permanent condition(s) that require(s) accommodation(s), reasonable accommodation(s) may be requested.

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check. Some positions may have position specific requirements, such as education/licensure/certification verification, a physical, drug screening, credit checks and/or transportation record review.

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