Tenure Track Position in GSWS and Global Asia at Simon Fraser University


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Global Asia Program in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

Applications are being sought by the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Associate Professor, to be housed in GSWS with dedicated workload in the Global Asia Program, starting July 1, 2020. Discipline and methodological approach is open. The preferred candidate will be engaged in interdisciplinary research that crosses geographic borders within Asia and/or across the global Asian diasporas. Candidates should have a strong background in scholarship on gender and/or sexuality and demonstrate an excellent research and teaching record that approaches Asia from global or comparative perspectives. Periodization is open but expertise in modern or contemporary is preferred. Possible research areas include but are not limited to interdisciplinary scholarship on religion and spirituality; Asian or Trans-Asian Indigeneity; cultural, material or media flows; migration and mobility; climate justice and environment.

Candidates must demonstrate administrative experience and are expected to take on a leadership role in developing and institutionalizing an emerging interdisciplinary Global Asia Program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Candidates will be expected to develop and teach an interdisciplinary course in Global Asia (GA 101) and to develop appropriate undergraduate program curriculum. Innovative pedagogy and a commitment to community outreach and engagement is an advantage.

Applicants will electronically submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a one-page vision statement for the Global Asia program (including plans for community outreach), a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, selection of course evaluations, and sample syllabi for GA 101 and an upper division course in GSWS), and a sample of written work. Each candidate must arrange for three academic reference letters to be forwarded to the search committee, one of which must address administrative experience. Only those eligible to be appointed at the Associate Professor rank will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding.

All materials should be addressed to the GSWS/GA search committee and sent to: gswspost@sfu.ca

Applications will be reviewed starting November 2, 2019Preference will be given to applications received by December 2, 2019.

Simon Fraser University is Canada’s leading comprehensive university with 30, 000 students, and 6500 faculty and staff.

Simon Fraser is on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tseil-Waututh Nations

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.