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

See also Critical TheoryEthnic Studies, and Philosophy.


Please add jobs in the following format and order them alphabetically by institution.

  1. Example University (State/Province, Country). Position Title. Specializations. Deadline. TT/NT. FT/PT. Link to Job ad(s). Updates: 

TT/NT: Tenure-track or Non-tenure track.

FT/PT: Full-Time or Part-Time

For the sake of user-friendliness, please do not add more detailed content of the job ad on this page. (This is a departure from previous years, when these pages tended to become difficult to navigate. The new guidelines are modeled on more user-friendly Academic Wiki pages serving other disciplines.)

Add updates to the end of each entry as they come in: Additional materials requested, video interview scheduled, campus visit scheduled, offer extended, offer accepted, rejection received.

Please post "Have you heard?" questions above, under Word on the Street.

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See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2020-2021 .

Jobs with 2020 Application Deadlines

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

Applied 1X

First round interview invitations out

Campus visit invitations out

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.

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

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): 

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Jobs with 2021 Application Deadlines

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

Application open December 1, 2020

Deadline: January 7, 2021

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: 1X

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]]

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

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