Gender and Global Social Justice – Assistant Professor


McMaster University

Location: Ontario

Date posted: 2021-03-01

Advertised until: 2021-05-01

The Faculty of Humanities at McMaster University invites applications for a three-year, contractually limited appointment as Assistant Professor of Gender and Global Social Justice to teach in the Gender Studies and Feminist Research and Global Peace and Social Justice (formerly Peace Studies) programs.

The successful applicant must hold a doctorate in a Humanities or cognate discipline. We seek applicants with a strong interdisciplinary teaching and research agenda to teach courses employing feminist, anti-racist, anti-colonial, disability studies, and/or queer social justice lenses. Preferred areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, human rights, transnational feminism, transformative and/or restorative justice, global social justice movements, peace studies, and community-engaged research and praxis.

The successful candidate will teach in the Gender Studies and Global Peace and Social Justice undergraduate programs, including courses such as “Gender, Race, Culture, Power”; “Peace, Justice, and Human Rights”; “Feminist Thought”; “Creating Social Change”; “Human Rights and Social Justice”; and special topics courses. The position may also include opportunities for graduate-level teaching and supervision in the Gender Studies and Feminist Research program. Service contributions will be an important component of this position, and we seek a candidate who can work collaboratively with the program directors to provide academic leadership and service to these programs. The applicant must demonstrate a willingness and ability to support the university-wide goals of equity, diversity and inclusivity.

Founded in 1887, McMaster University is one of only four Canadian universities consistently ranked in the Top 100 in the world. A research-intensive university, McMaster is dedicated to teaching, learning and service. With a total full-time student population of close to 30,000, McMaster welcomes students from 98 countries as well as Canada. The Faculty of Humanities offers 16 undergraduate and 17 graduate programs, including PhD programs in Classics; Cognitive Science of Language; Communication, New Media and Cultural Studies; English and Cultural Studies; French; History; and Philosophy. We also offer a concurrent Graduate Diploma (PhD) in Gender Studies and Feminist Research.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

We invite all applicants to complete a brief Diversity Survey, which takes approximately two minutes to complete, through McMaster’s application submission portal. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process. Please refer to the Applicant Diversity Survey – Statement of Collection at: Survey-Statement-of-Collection_Final-07.July_.2020.pdf for additional information.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted by Monday April 19th, 2021 through the McMaster University on-line Academic Careers website found at: [email protected] – Human Resources Please scroll down and select “Faculty” to find the job posting then click “Apply”. Applicants will need to create a Mac ID if they do not currently have one by selecting “Register Now”.

Interested applicants must submit in one PDF file the following:

  • letter of application
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement describing how the candidate will advance the university’s commitment to equity, inclusivity and accessibility and to fostering a culture which embraces and promotes the rich diversity of the campus community (up to 2 pages)
  • statement about how the candidate’s research connects with their teaching (up to 2 pages)
  • statement describing how the candidate employs (or has employed) diverse teaching practices (inclusive, accessible, anti-colonial, etc.) in the classroom. This statement may include references to course evaluations (quantitative and/or qualitative).
  • the names and contact information of three referees (with postal and email addresses) who would be willing to provide a reference or letter of recommendation upon request.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for these positions.

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.

Inquiries about uploading applications and other inquiries may be directed to Antoinette Somo at: [email protected]

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