American University - Cairo - Gender and Women Studies
The Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies and the Department of Law at the American University in Cairo invite applications for a joint entry-level appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2012. The position requires an interdisciplinary research background in the general area of gender and economic rights with a geographical grounding in any region in the global south. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct and lead research relating to common areas of interest of the Institute and the Department in particular economic rights within human rights framework. Research interests may include citizenship and the politics of membership; migration and borders; conflict and reconstitution of social orders. Primary teaching responsibilities will be divided equally between the graduate programs of the Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies and the Department of Law. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute in particular to the teaching of graduate core courses in gender studies, such as Theorizing Gender, Gender and Justice or Gender and Migration, as well as graduate courses in law such as Feminist Legal Theory, Economic Rights, or Human Rights and Gender. Additional responsibilities include an active program of research and publications, and service to the Center/ Department and the University.
A PhD or a JD with an established background in interdisciplinary research in gender and law, is required at time of appointment. Teaching experience is preferred. Successful candidates should have an ongoing program of research and publication, as well a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching.
Tenure track with initial two- or three-year (renewable) appointment subject to mutual agreement will begin September 2012. Renewal of an appointment depends upon institutional needs and/or the appointee's performance.
All applicants must submit the following documents online:
a) a current C.V; b) a letter of interest; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a completed AUC Personal Information Form (PIF); (e) a copy of a recently published article or manuscript chapter in progress; and (f) Short-listed candidates will be requested to have three reference letters sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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