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Join a vibrant equity-minded campus community of educators whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. The Department of Women's and Gender Studies invites applications for Temporary Faculty Instructors to begin in January 2024.
West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, comprehensive institution committed to offering high-quality undergraduate education, selected post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania. The University offers more than 100 graduate and undergraduate programs in the sciences and mathematics, business and public management, arts and humanities, health sciences, education and social work, music, and interdisciplinary studies. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.
The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, part of the College of Arts and Humanities, is committed to integrating the valuable life experiences of those people who have been traditionally neglected in academia. The Faculty and Staff are active scholars and professionals who love teaching and encourage students to incorporate their own voices and experiences into their studies. This helps students understand their own identities in relation to society and culture. It is through this shared understanding that sustainable social change begins, develops, and perseveres.
The temporary faculty member will teach a variety of courses in the Women’s and Gender Studies program with an intersectional lens.
The appointment is for the Spring 2024 semester with the possibility of renewal in the following semester(s). The typical course workload involves teaching 6 credit per semester.
Teach courses in the Women’s and Gender Studies program(s). Additional courses within area of specialization may be assigned based on departmental needs.
Provide students with support during office hours.
Collaborate with department faculty and staff to ensure student success.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree with graduate level work in Women’s/Gender/Sexuality Studies.
Experience with a variety of feminist teaching pedagogies.
Experience working with diverse populations and/or multicultural teaching experience.
Demonstrated teaching experience in Women's and Gender studies courses.
Ph.D. with graduate level work in Women’s/Gender/Sexuality Studies.
Salary per three-credits course is$6,543.57
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications will be retained for ongoing review to meet Departmental class scheduling needs.
Applicants must successfully complete the application and interview process to be considered as a finalist.
To be considered as an applicant for this opportunity, you must submit the following:
Letter of interest/Cover Letter – highlight unique strengths/expertise, experience, and interest in position,
Teaching evaluations, and
List of three references (include name, title, email address, and telephone number).
Official transcripts and evidence of effective teaching will be required of those candidates invited for interview.
Due to the temporary nature of this appointment, employment visa sponsorship is not available.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.
West Chester University (WCU) of Pennsylvania is among the top regional comprehensive public universities in the nation, serving more than 17,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a national reputation for excellence, value, and student success. Founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation, West Chester offers more than 118 undergraduate and 103 graduate programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to the main campus in West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, the Philadelphia campus, and online. Five colleges and two schools comprise the University: Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the School of Music, and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Located in Chester County (25 miles from downtown Philadelphia) the area combines the best of enjoyable daily living with easy access to the full spectrum of country and city attractions. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.