Women’s Studies SDSU Open Rank Position: Feminist Science and Technology Studies

 Position Announcement

Department of Women’s Studies

San Diego State University

The Department of Women’s Studies at San Diego State University invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track position.  We seek to strengthen our offerings in the following area:

Feminist Science and Technology Studies:

We invite applications from scholars with a research concentration in feminist science studies foregrounding an intersectional approach between women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and science and technology studies. Areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to: critique of masculinist scientific models, epistemologies, and methodologies; critical analyses of nature, naturalization, and the materiality and biology of sex, gender, and sexuality as intersecting with race, class, ability, and nation; health (reproductive; HIV/AIDS; mental health; disabilities); environmental studies (including environmental racism) and sustainability; trans-species and animal studies. We are particularly interested in scholars who work from a disability studies and/or queer studies approach.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in a related field.  A minimum of a graduate minor or concentration in Women’s Studies, or a significant track record of research and teaching in Women’s Studies, is required. An M.S. in a STEM field is preferred.  We also require the following:

  • The ability to support and develop the Women’s Studies curriculum in natural science, technology, and/or environmental feminism, including concerns related to gender, race, class, sexuality, and species
  • A demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching of a very diverse student population, including theoretical, applied and activist perspectives
  • A commitment to strengthen an already successful M.A. program in Women’s Studies
  • A commitment to collaborating in the development of interdisciplinary College and University programs
  • A strong record or promise of scholarly accomplishments appropriate to level of appointment
  • Experience in working collaboratively with colleagues and community to develop productive networks for education and research
  • Demonstrated dedication to leadership, institution-building and curriculum development.

This position may also be eligible for the SDSU Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) hiring program that creates additional faculty lines for candidates who meet two or more of the listed criteria. To be considered for one of these additional BIE hires, candidates should identify in their letter of application how they meet two or more of the criteria:  https://womensstudies.sdsu.edu/sdsu_bie.html

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  The appointment is scheduled to begin in August 2019.  Information about the position and the department is available at our Web Site at WomensStudies.sdsu.edu.  Application letters, three references, sample syllabi, and a full curriculum vitae should be submitted via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/53174.


The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.