Visiting Instructor or Assistant/Associate Professor, Temporary Position (One Year)

LGBT 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, 2014. Senior faculty are encouraged to apply. This is a full-time, one year position. We will consider candidates from a range of disciplinary backgrounds (natural sciences, social sciences, humanities) with primary expertise in the field of LGBT and Queer Studies. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to: transgender studies; queer science; queer theory; sexual science; health or medicine; political and social movements; society and cultures; dis/ability studies. Teaching responsibilities include five courses over the academic year, including two sections of Intro to LGBT Studies, one section of Queer Theory, and two courses of the candidate’s own design. The LGBT Studies Program at HWS is the first undergraduate LGBT Studies program in the nation, and its continued development remains a priority as the fields of LGBT and Queer Studies evolve and expand. For this reason, there also may be opportunities to work on curriculum development.


Review of applications will begin on March 31, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to:

c/o Leah Himmelhoch, Co-Chair
Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Studies Program
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
300 Pulteney Street (211 Smith Hall)
Geneva, NY 14456

For electronic submission, please send to: vogt@hws.edu


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.




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