Open Rank - Temporary
Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgendered Studies Program

The LGBT Studies Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications for a temporary, open-rank position (Ph.D./ABD required) beginning July 1, 2013. This is a full-time, one year position with the possibility of renewal for a second year. We will consider candidates from a range of disciplinary backgrounds (natural sciences, social sciences, humanities) with expertise in LGBT and/or Queer Studies. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to: queer science; literary theory and criticism; sexual science; health or medicine; political and social movements; society and cultures; disability studies; and transgender studies. Teaching responsibilities include six courses per year, and successful candidates will teach core courses in the interdisciplinary LGBT Studies Program in addition to courses in the Colleges' general curriculum. The LGBT Studies Program at HWS was the first undergraduate LGBT Studies program in the nation, and its continued development remains a priority as the fields of LGBT Studies and Queer Studies evolve and expand. For this reason, candidates will be expected to assist in the development and reformulation of the curriculum, where and as needed.


Review of applications will begin on December 30, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application and curriculum vitae and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to:

c/o James-Henry Holland, Co-Chair
Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgendered Studies Program
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
300 Pulteney Street (Stern Hall)
Geneva, NY 14456

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution located in a small, diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,200, the Colleges offer 62 majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.