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Assistant Professor of Queer and/or Trans Studies with Expertise in Health and Wellness

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Boulder, Colorado





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Job Summary

The Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the field of Queer and/or Trans Studies with expertise in the social determinants of health and wellness, for a start date of fall 2024. Historical period and geographical focus of research are open. This hire will be part of a cluster hire across the College of Arts and Sciences with a focus on “The social determinants of health.” Interdisciplinary scholarship is strongly encouraged.

The candidate’s research and teaching will demonstrate a solid grounding in gender, queer, and/or transgender studies and in the histories, practices, and political, legal, and social determinants surrounding health and wellness for women and LGBTQ people. We especially welcome candidates with specializations in Queer of Color, Queer Indigenous, and/or Trans of Color Critique. Candidates will teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and should demonstrate an ability to teach required courses in the department's curriculum as well as those in the candidate's area of expertise. Candidates will also teach courses for the College of Arts and Science’s new interdisciplinary major in Public Health.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Department of Women and Gender Studies (WGST) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) has experienced rapid growth over the past few years and is searching for a candidate to complement its interdisciplinary and intersectional focus. WGST offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree, a minor, and certificates in LGBTQ Studies and Global Gender & Sexuality Studies as well as a graduate certificate for CU students enrolled in another disciplinary master’s or doctoral degree program. The WGST faculty is composed of 13 core and 14 associated members from over 12 different departments or programs across campus. Over 100 students are enrolled in our undergraduate program, which strives to foster critical thinking skills applied to the study of women and gender, particularly in relation to our three key areas of concentration: race/ethnicity, sexuality, and global/transnational studies. For more information about our department, visit​

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

​To teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, conduct research in their areas of expertise, and provide service to the department, the college, the campus, and larger professional community.​

What You Should Know

Standard teaching load per semester-based academic year is 2-1. The anticipated start date for the appointment begins August 19, 2024.​

What We Can Offer

​The estimated salary range for this position is $85,000-$88,000. The final candidate may be eligible for moving and start-up funds to be determined upon acceptance of the position.​


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

​Candidates must have the PhD or equivalent terminal degree awarded prior to the start of the appointment.​

What You Will Need

Knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be successful in the role. Outstanding academic and scholarly credentials. Ability to distribute time effectively across research, service and teaching. Willingness to accept and integrate feedback towards the tenure process. Capacity to work with members of the department to build an inclusive departmental culture. Ability to develop and support a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive environment for faculty, staff and students.

Special Instructions

​Application materials include:
  1. Cover Letter emphasizing how your research and teaching are suitable for the position (LastName_FirstName_Cover.pdf).
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae (LastName_FirstName_CV.pdf).
  3. Sample of written work. Applicants are also welcome to submit other non-written scholarship as well.
  4. DEI Statement (LastName_FirstName_DEI.pdf)
    • Please limit the DEI statement to 2 pages in length.
Confidential letters of reference from three individuals will be requested at the time of application, through the CU Boulder Jobs system.

​​Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply by March 1, 2024, and the department will continue screening applicants until the position is filled.​ 

Note: Applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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