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Trent University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to start July 1, 2019, or January 1, 2020, subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate must possess a PhD in an area of feminist scholarship, have an active research program with potential for external funding, and demonstrate superior ability and commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level. Applicants whose research deals with Critical Race and Gender Studies, Black Feminist Thought and/or History, Transnational Feminisms, and/or Gender, Migration and Borders will be given priority. An ability to teach interdisciplinary feminist theory and methodology courses will be considered an asset, as well.

A complete application package should include a cover letter, a statement of teaching experience and course evaluations, a curriculum vitae (including confirmation that you can legally work in Canada), a summary statement of current and prospective research interests, and copies of relevant recent publications. In addition, three letters of reference should be sent on your behalf.  Applications and references are to be addressed to Dr. Kelly McGuire (Chair of the Department) and submitted by email to Please note that applications will only be accepted in PDF format via email.

The deadline for applications is May 5, 2019.

Gender & Women’s Studies is a dynamic and growing department in the Faculty of Arts & Science (Humanities Division). We offer a BA in Gender & Women’s Studies and a collaborative specialization in Feminist and Gender Studies at the graduate level. Applicants can learn more about the Department at

Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Trent University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of a document/publication, please contact

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.