Gender and Women's Studies – Assistant Professor – Science and Technology Studies and Sexualities

University of British Columbia – Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS)

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS) at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Gender and Women’s Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will be held in the Community, Culture and Global Studies Department (, and is expected to start on July 1, 2018. 

We are seeking candidates with scholarly interest and expertise at the intersection of Science and Technology Studies and Sexualities. An emphasis in one or more of the following areas would be an asset: biotechnologies, including reproductive technologies; biopolitics; genetics; environmental science; science/biomedicine and sexuality. An interest in working in an interdisciplinary department consisting of Gender & Women’s Studies, Anthropology, Indigenous Studies and Human Geography is expected. 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Gender/Women’s/Feminist Studies. A cognate field (with a focus on Gender and Women’s Studies) could be considered. They must have a strong record of research productivity; proven ability to obtain external funding; evidence of commitment to student mentoring and supervision; demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and learning; and evidence of, or interest in, effective graduate teaching appropriate to career stage. 

The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain a robust and internationally recognized research program that enhances existing departmental expertise in feminist cultural and social theory, femininities, transnational mobilities, heterosexualities, and mass culture; complements established and emerging research strengths within the Faculty; and is well-integrated into the campus’ areas of strategic research focus. The appointee’s teaching duties will include offering appropriate introductory and core  undergraduate courses (e.g., Feminist Epistemologies; Gender, Science, and Knowledge; and Critical Sexuality Studies) and developing new courses in their own areas of expertise. Service responsibilities will be commensurate with rank and are expected to contribute to the strengthening of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program. 

The Gender and Women’s Studies Program is part of the Community, Culture and Global Studies Department, which has an active graduate program, speaker series, and close ties to interdisciplinary research centres and institutes. The department is housed in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences (IKBSAS).  IKBSAS offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The learning environment focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to providing opportunities for local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness, and we strive to provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty, and staff. To learn about the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science, go to

UBC is one of the world’s leading universities and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna on unceded Syilx Okanagan territory, has strong undergraduate and graduate programs, with over 8,000 students in seven faculties. There are currently about 450 Aboriginal students on the campus, with nearly a tenth of them studying at the graduate level, and approximately 1200 international students. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit Information about the surrounding community can be found at:

How to Apply:
To apply for this position please visit the link - (Job Opening ID# 26836) 

Applicants are asked to submit in Microsoft Word or pdf format:

  1. a cover letter, addressed to Dr. Sue Frohlick, Chair of the Search Advisory Committee, outlining qualifications for the position and potential contributions to the Gender and Women’s Studies Program;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a statement of  research program (maximum 2 pages);
  4. a teaching dossier that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness, specifically, teaching course evaluations, peer teaching evaluations, and, if available, an up-to-date course syllabus.
  5. an article or chapter-length writing sample, no longer than 30 pages; and,
  6. three academic letters of reference, to be submitted directly to Dr. Sue Frohlick, Chair of the Search Advisory Committee. 

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Sue Frohlick at: All correspondence must indicate the competition title (Assistant Professor: Gender and Women’s Studies) in the subject line of the e-mail. 

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2017. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval. 

“Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.” 

In support of our commitment to equity and diversity, all candidates will be invited to participate in an online Equity Survey as part of the appointment process.