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Postdoctoral Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies (Social Scientific Approaches) AT Northwestern University

Deadline: December 2, 2019

The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) invites applications for two-year post- doctoral fellowships in sexuality studies, to run from September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2022. Two Fellows will be selected. Applications are welcome from scholars who study sexuality from a social science perspective (broadly construed). Each Fellow’s appointment will be in the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program and may also be in a department at Northwestern. We are interested in candidates who could affiliate with one of the following participating departments: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Communication Studies, History, Human Development and Social Policy, Linguistics, Performance Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, or Sociology. That is, the Fellow must have relevant expertise in both sexuality studies and one of the listed substantive fields, and must be prepared to teach courses that reflect that expertise.

Fellows will pursue a program of independent scholarship under the guidance of a faculty mentor and will teach two undergraduate courses each year (typically one seminar and one lecture course) over the course of the three-quarter-long teaching year. Fellows will also be expected to be active participants in SPAN’s community of faculty and graduate students and, as applicable, in their affiliated department by attending talks and events, and by giving a public talk once each year. Finally, they will assist in the organization of on-campus educational activities such as an annual SPAN workshop.

All application materials other than letters of recommendation must be received by December 2, 2019. Letters of recommendation are due no later than December 9, 2019. Because your references will not receive submission instructions until you submit your completed application, we recommend that you submit your application well before the deadline.

Important additional information including salary, prerequisites, FAQs, and submission instructions appears on SPAN website. Administrative questions not addressed on the webpage should be directed to Cassilyn Ostrander. Substantive questions not addressed on the webpage may be sent to the co-directors of SPAN, Héctor Carrillo and Gregory Ward. For more information about departments or programs at Northwestern, see Department/Office Directory.

AA/EOE. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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