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Assistant Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies


The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) seeks to appoint, beginning Fall of academic year 2022-23, a tenure-track Assistant Professor whose research and teaching focus on Women’s and Gender Studies and Jewish History and Culture. The Assistant Professor would have a joint appointment in WGST and the UNC Department of History. In specific terms, the Assistant Professor position would be 100% in WGST, 0% adjunct in History, with an annual one-course obligation to Department of History. This faculty member will also hold the working title of Moses M. and Hannah L. Malkin Fellow in Jewish History and Culture and will be affiliated with the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. The WGST Department is committed to hearing and amplifying the voices of the marginalized, interrogating and challenging heteropatriarchal white supremacy in all its manifestations, and working, as the UNC mission statement declares, “to improve society and to help solve the world’s greatest problems.” Duties will include teaching, research, and service. The selected candidate will be expected to teach two courses per semester at all levels of our curriculum, publish actively, and offer service to the Department/University and the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies.



The qualified applicant will have a PhD in hand by July 1, 2022, and will demonstrate a promise of excellence and innovation in teaching and research, as well as experience working with diverse students.  We seek candidates who hold a PhD in History or a related discipline with a focus on Women’s and Gender Studies and Jewish History and Culture.


Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, and an article-length writing sample to Ariana Vigil, Chair, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. Additional materials, including a teaching portfolio and three letters of recommendation, may be requested during the applicant review process. Review of applications will begin December 9, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position funding is subject to budget availability. The University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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Inquiries about this position can be directed to the chair of the search committee: Dr Michele Tracy Berger (




The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or status as a protected veteran.


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