Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Queer/Women's/Gender Studies advertised during the 2020-2021 hiring season.

Last year's page: Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2019-2020

Jobs with 2020 Application Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Amherst College. Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies (Gender, Science & Technology Studies). (TT/FF).

Applied 2X

First round interview invitations out

Campus visit invitations out

12/18 several rounds of interviews have occurred, no longer accepting applications

12/18 Received rejection letter

An offer has been made and accepted

College of St. Benedict/St. John's University (St. Joseph, MN). (NT/PT) Adjunct faculty member to teach spring semester, January-May 2021, a course entitled Queer Theory: Understanding the Margins. Candidates are asked to submit the following materials electronically by Nov. 13, 2020 to Dr. Jean Keller, Chair of Gender Studies [[1]]. Include: Cover Letter, CV, Statement of Teaching Phil, Copy of unofficial transcripts, Name & Contact info for references.

12/16-Has anyone heard anything on this class?

Santa Clara U (Santa Clara, CA). Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies (TT/FF)

Applied 2X

Deadline extended to Oct 30

Did this get cancelled?

I don't think so, why do you ask?

The posting appears to have been deleted

Maybe it appears that way because the application deadline has passed? I hope it's not a fake search.

11/17 - not a fake search, a friend of mine had a Zoom interview for this position in beginning of November.

11/19 - Zoom interviews took place last week. Has anyone heard whether campus visit invites have been sent?

11/24 - Campus visit invitations out

12/3 - rejection letter received

UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA). Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies (Gender and Sexual Violence) (TT/FF)

Applied  4X

>>> It's been a month since the application deadline, any updates?

+Nothing here yet (11/09)

+Nothing here yet (11/18). Any updates?

+No news here (11/18). I'd be surprised if we don't hear anything by the end of November.

+Requests for additional materials were sent out last week. Furthermore, campus visits have been extended this week.

Wake Forest University (North Carolina, USA) Associate or Full Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (TT/FT)

Specializations: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY's Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies invites applications for a tenured position in Black Feminist Studies at the associate or full professor level beginning July 1, 2021. We welcome all areas of specialization. The department seeks candidates with a demonstrated teaching and scholarly record in Black Feminist Studies and a record of academic leadership in enhancing the interdisciplinary study of women’s, gender and sexuality studies in the United States and the African diaspora. The successful candidate will also serve as chair of the department and work collaboratively with other academic programs including the University’s newly established African American Studies program.

Deadline: November 1, 2020 (Review begins)

Applications accepted through: December 1, 2020.

Link to Job ad(s): 

Higher Ed Jobs

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University of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA) Assistant Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies in Black Feminist Theory and Cultural Studies

The Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of California, Irvine seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies with a focus on Black feminist theory and cultural studies. Open to a variety of interdisciplinary and methodological approaches that foreground: media, technology, data, surveillance, digital activism; critical studies of race, gender, sexuality and Black feminist theory, including Black queer/trans/sexuality studies; Black feminism in the global south; Black diaspora studies; critical race theory; decolonial feminisms; or disability studies to complement Department’s existing strengths in feminist transnational analysis, critical interdisciplinarity, and cultural theory.

Deadline: November 15, 2020

Link to Job Ad:

Any word on this? (1/15)

University of Southern California (Los Angeles,CA) Assistant Professor in Black Feminist and/or Black LGBTQ Studies

The department of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Southern California seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Black feminist and/or Black LGBTQ studies. The search is open to any historical period and field in a U.S. or transnational framework. We are especially interested in building upon our strengths in intersectional feminisms, popular culture, the arts and public scholarship, as well as political culture and social justice. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in relevant field of study. Our department offers minors in LGBTQ studies, and Gender & Global Justice, as well as a robust graduate certificate program for Ph.D. students. For more information about our department, visit

Application deadline: November 30, 2020 (reviews begin)

Job Links:

Applied: 2X

Request for additional materials sent (Dec 7)

Preliminary Zoom Interview Invitations sent (12/18)

Virtual campus invites sent (January 19)

Jobs with 2021 Application Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Portland State University (Portland, OR USA) Assistant Professor - Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (TT/FT). Areas of specialization in Black, Chicanx/Latinx, or Indigenous queer of color theory with a strong background in women of color feminist theory.

Review of applications start 1/25/2021 with an intended start date of 9/16/2021.

To apply visit:

This is part of a Cluster Hire in Critical Thought and Activism in the School of Gender, Race, and Nations; for more information visit:

Emory University (Atlanta, GA USA) Feminist/Queer Approaches to Race

Application Open, Review began November 15th

Deadline: January 1, 2021

Open Rank

The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at Emory University is seeking applications from scholars engaged in feminist/queer studies of race with attention to histories or legacies of race, broadly conceived.

Applicants are asked to submit their materials using the following link:

Questions may be sent to Professor Beth Reingold, Chair of the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: [[2]]

Applied: 3X

Any updates? (12/13)

Nothing here yet (12/15)

No news here (1/5). Any updates yet? / Nothing here yet (1/16)

Request for further materials (01/22)

--> Question about their request for further materials. Did you receive an email? I recently checked my Interfolio and it showed that my application for this job was incomplete (and needed more materials). Wondering if others who applied to this position who didn't receive email also show as incomplete application. In other words, should I read this as unexpressed interest or just that it's a system-wide thing and that I should ignore.

  • I also see the edit window reopened with more materials, yet did not receive notification. I am assuming they sent emails to candidates they actually want to receive documents from. This is the second job I have seen do this through Interfolio this cycle without letting people know they are not moving forward.
  • I can also see the edit window. I did not receive an email 1/22
  • I am in the same boat, I can also see the edit window. I did not receive an email. (1/23)

Emory University (Atlanta, GA USA) Feminist Science and Technology Studies and Public Health

Application Open, Review begin November 15th

Deadline: January 1st, 2021

Open Rank

The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at Emory University is seeking applications from scholars with expertise in feminist science and technology studies and public health.

Applicants are asked to submit their materials using the following link:

Questions may be sent to Professor Beth Reingold, Chair of the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: [[3]]

Applied 1X

Any updates? / No news yet (1/22), any updates?

Lafayette College (USA: PA). Assistant Professor of International Affairs (Tenure-Track; note: focus on transnational migration, post-colonialism, diaspora studies, etc.). Deadline: 17 February 2021. Job Ad on Interfolio.

Oakton Community College (Des Plaines, IL, USA) Assistant or Associate Professor of Humanities (TT/FT). Oakton Community College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the humanities department, with a focus on gender and sexuality.

Application open: October 28, 2020

Deadline: January 15, 2021 (Review Begins)


Master's degree in interdisciplinary humanities, or master's degree in a specific humanities discipline, with at least eighteen graduate semester hours that demonstrate interdisciplinary strengths (based on course content)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in visual or performing arts, performance studies, or related field.
  • Certificate, graduate coursework or specialization in one or more of the following areas: Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Sexuality Studies, Feminist Studies, and related fields focused on the intersectional study of gender and race.
  • Experience in high-impact, anti-racist or feminist pedagogies, and with centering marginalized and international perspectives in teaching
  • Evidence of interest in institutional service and leadership

For a full description and to apply, please click here

Stanford University (CA, USA) Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Clayman Institute for Gender Research (NT/FT)

Application open December 1, 2020

Deadline: January 7, 2021

SUNY Oneonta (NY, USA). Assistant Professor – Women’s and Gender Studies. (TT/FT). Part of a Cohort hire in the School of Liberal Arts

Deadline: January 11, 2021 (extended from January 4)

To apply go to:

Does anyone know where this deadline is posted? I didn't see a deadline in the actual advertisement. // I've only seen a deadline posted here (not on any other job sites). (12/31)

Applied: 1X (12/31)

University of Virginia - Asst. or Assoc. Professor

Deadline: January 18, 2021

The Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality at the University of Virginia invites applications for a tenure track or tenured appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Black feminist theory and/or Black queer studies. Research centering global and transnational approaches to understanding Black gender and/or sexual inequality is preferred. Applicants must be on track to receive a PhD in a relevant field in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences by May 2021 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment. TT FT

We will begin to review applications on January 18, 2021, the position will remain open until filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2021, with an anticipated start date of August 25, 2021.

Link to the job ad:

Applied: 1X

Ontario Tech University/Egale Canada Human Rights Trust

Postdoctoral Fellow in Black LGBTQI National Consultation

Deadline: January 15, 2021

Egale Canada invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, 16-month contractual appointment in our Research Department at the rank of Postdoctoral Fellow beginning February 8, 2021. The successful candidate will also be appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ontario Tech University, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities under the supervision of Professor Wesley Crichlow.

Egale is conducting a 16-month long national survey and community consultation in the areas of: Anti-Black Racism and the sexualization of racism within and beyond LGBTQI communities; existing efforts and challenges of Black queer community organizing and advocacy at the local, regional, and national levels. This position will be held jointly between the Ontario Tech University and Egale Canada. The candidate will serve as a Postdoctoral Fellow housed at Ontario Tech University with field work at Egale working closely with the Director of Research who will provide research support and assist in community consultation and outreach activities.


The successful candidate will have fulfilled all degree requirements for PhD in social sciences and humanities or equivalent from a Canadian university within the last 3 years. The successful candidate will possess: a) theoretical and practical understandings of Critical Race Theory, Black Feminist Studies, Black Queer and Trans Studies; b) a critical race, queer/trans, and intersectional understanding of social movements as they underscore Black LGBTI experiences. Additionally, the position requires a demonstrated background in critical qualitative methodologies and approaches situated in the frameworks of African/Black/Caribbean; African/Black/Caribbean; and Decolonizing frameworks. Experience in conducting focus groups and interviews (on/offline) with Black/African/Caribbean communities, designing and carrying out surveys, and writing research reports and journal articles is required. The candidate should have demonstrated aptitude for working alongside community organizations and people through interdisciplinary, collaborative, and participatory frameworks. Fluency in both English and French and experience in working with Black African and Caribbean LGBTQI communities outside of Ontario / the GTA will be an asset.

Application Instructions:

Applications should be sent electronically in one single PDF file to and should include the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including links and citations to three publications, statement of research plans (not to exceed two pages) that demonstrates how your proposed research program aligns with this call and activities. You are encouraged to include any other supporting documents you deem necessary as per the posting and description.

Three reference letters will only be sought from shortlisted candidates. Reference letters to be submitted directly to Egale.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority, in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen.

California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento, CA USA) - 2-Year Full-Time Lecturer in Women's Studies

The Department of Women’s Studies at California State University, Sacramento is inviting applications for a 2-year full-time Lecturer position starting Fall 2021 (with possible extension for a 3rd year). We seek a colleague who can teach introductory, breadth and advanced courses in Women’s and Gender Studies. Ph.D. or Advanced ABD in Women’s and Gender Studies or related Social Science disciplines required. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in Latinx Feminisms.

Review of applications starts 2/15/2021; position will remain open until filled.

To apply visit:

University of Florida, Assistant Professor, Gender, Sexualities, and Women's Studies (68534)

The University of Florida Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research (tenure home) invites applications for a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 16, 2021. We invite applicants in feminist technoscience and related fields who specialize in critical analysis and applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science. This includes applicants who focus on how AI and data science can shape and be shaped by gender, race, sexuality and other biases and social inequalities as well as uses of AI and data science to promote ethical accountability and social justice. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

This position is part of a larger hiring initiative in AI and Society that includes multiple departments and colleges at UF. Thus, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to collaborate with scholars working in AI bias, ethics, and equity across the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, law, computer science and engineering, and other disciplines. We encourage applicants who can utilize resources available at the University of Florida and specifically the new HiPerGator AI NVIDIA GPU SuperPod ( This search is part of a campus wide effort by the University of Florida to expand the role of AI in higher education and research ( The University is home to HiPerGator, one of the most powerful high-performance computers at a US public university (

Applicants should have a strong record of scholarship, excellence in teaching and service, and ability to garner extramural funding. Applicants should be trained in and have a research program and teaching experience in feminist, women’s, gender, queer, and/or sexualities studies. The candidate is expected to contribute enthusiastically to the interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service mission of the unit and College by maintaining a productive program of scholarship, pursuing external funding, supervising undergraduate and graduate students, teaching both core required courses and needed electives (e.g., Gender, Race, and Technoscience) that contribute to the women’s studies undergraduate and graduate curricula and to cross-disciplinary curricula (e.g., certificates, minors, majors) in AI and data science, and engaging actively in the life and success of the Center and the College. More information about the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research can be found at:

The Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression, and sexual identity. We seek applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds.


JOB QUALIFICATIONS[edit | edit source]

Ph.D. in area of study is required at the time of hiring.

INSTRUCTIONS[edit | edit source]

Applications must be submitted on-line  and must include: (1) a letter of application describing the applicant’s research program and experiences and qualifications related to this position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and effectiveness, and (4) three confidential letters of recommendation. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by February 15, 2021. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Alyssa Zucker, Search Committee Chair: [[4]].

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

To apply:

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