Faculty Opening: Assistant or Associate Professor of Sexuality Studies

October 23, 2019

The University of Virginia's Department of Women Gender & Sexuality (WGS) invites applicants for a tenure track appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor of Sexuality Studies.  Candidates’ field of specialization should fall within the areas of transnational sexuality studies and/or LGBTQ issues in a global context. Research centering on the global south that concerns people of color, disenfranchised communities, and/or indigenous populations would be particularly valuable. Scholars working on LGBTQ health in transnational perspectives are also encouraged to apply. Duties include teaching, research, and service.


Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by May 2020 and must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. The anticipated appointment start date will be August 2020.


Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.





Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs.  Search for requisition #R0011094, complete the application, and attach the following:

  • A cover letter of interest describing research agenda, teaching experience and experience working on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Sample article- or chapter-length piece of scholarship
  • Reference letters from three individuals; please ask reference letter writers to email their letters directly to sexualitystudiesatuva@gmail.com.


***Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.***

***Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***


Questions regarding the position Bridget Murphy, Administrator at the WGS Department, bmm5v@virginia.edu. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to:  Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor, nr7f@virginia.edu.

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.


The College of Arts & Sciences and the University of Virginia welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities; we seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and are committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.  


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