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Lecturer Part-Time - Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

Title: Lecturer Part-Time - Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle seeks to hire a part-time lecturer to teach one, two, or three courses during the 2022-2023 academic year. Anticipated payroll start date will be December 16, 2022. The courses will be scheduled for instruction in Winter (Jan 3 – Mar 10, 2023) and Spring (Mar 27 – June 2, 2023) quarters. Depending on the availability of funding, this position may be renewed in future years.

Our desired course offerings are:

  • Body Politics (200-level): introduction to the social construction of biology and processes of gendering
  • Reproductive Justice Politics (200-/300-level): survey of historical legacies and movements and analysis of global, contemporary politics
  • Embodied Ecologies (300-/400-level): feminist approaches to the Anthropocene at the interface of environment and body

Applicants are welcome to suggest courses drawing on their own interests and expertise that address the issues listed above. Our preference is for a lecturer(s) who can teach in person, but we are open to proposals for online and/or hybrid courses.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and delivering courses that meet departmental needs and learning goals
  • Using learning management software (Canvas) to inform students of course requirements and providing feedback as needed
  • Using feminist teaching techniques and clearly communicated evaluation methods
  • Supervising TAs in a course with an enrollment over 50 (e.g. 200-level)
  • Holding regular office hours
  • Submitting course grades by the deadline

About GWSS at the University of Washington

The Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington has been at the cutting edge of its fields for over fifty years. The scholarship and pedagogy of our faculty have consistently advanced critical analysis of gender and sexuality in relation to race, class, and disability; in debates about U.S. Women of Color and transnational feminisms; and in terms of queer and trans studies. Applicants should be prepared to teach courses that reflect our department’s intellectual and pedagogical commitments to anti-racist feminist critique and queer theory through transnational perspectives.


PhD degree in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) or related field and prior teaching experience. Advanced ABD candidates will be considered; please indicate expected date of degree in your cover letter.


All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio as pdf documents. Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2022; the position will remain open until filled.

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access
  • Statement outlining how you will approach the course(s) you are applying to teach
  • Sample Syllabi (proposed or previously taught)
  • 3 references (contact information only)

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