Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies - Ruth Wynn Woodward Postdoctoral Fellowship

Simon Fraser University, Colombie-Britannique

Published on 9 November par Equipe GIS IdG

Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies - Ruth Wynn Woodward Postdoctoral Fellowship

Simon Fraser University

Endroit : Colombie-Britannique
Date d’affichage : 2016-10-12
PubliĆ©e jusqu’au : 2016-11-11

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby Campus) is seeking outstanding candidates for the Ruth Wynn Woodward Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, funded by the Ruth Wynn Woodward Endowment. The RWW Endowment funds an outreach-based fellowship that bridges academic and non-academic communities.

This Fellowship will be appointed for a 24-month the period (September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2019). The successful applicant will demonstrate expertise in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies, show evidence of teaching potential and public outreach, and be able to participate in departmental and collegial activities. Area of research is open, but the Department is especially interested in transnational and interdisciplinary perspectives on Gender and Sexuality in one of the following areas: Global Indigenous Studies; Faith-based Communities; Digital Humanities; Technology and Big Data; Transgender Issues and Global Health.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work under the supervision of the Chair of the Department. Applicants must have completed all the doctoral degree requirements, be within four years of having received their doctorate by the starting date of the position, and must not hold or have held a tenure-track position. Responsibilities during the tenure of the two-year fellowship include: teaching a total of two undergraduate courses (equivalent of a 1/0 teaching load in the semester system); designing and delivering one major public event; engaging in modest community outreach. The Fellow will be asked to participate in the RWW Travelling Speakers program which sends GSWS teachers to address colleges and community groups in the interior and northern areas of BC and/or the Yukon. The Postdoctoral Fellowship salary is $43,000/ year plus 4% vacation pay exclusive. SFU pays 50% of the cost of MSP and Extended Health benefits in year 1 and 50% of dental costs in year 2. The Fellow will also receive a $1000/year research grant. Additional money for outreach efforts may be available in consultation with the Department Chair. This Fellowship requires work residency at SFU for the two-year period and includes a private office and administrative support.

The application should include a 2-page cover letter that includes:

Short (750 word) research statement
Short description of proposed public conference, workshop or lecture series, and community outreach envisioned
Names of 3 references

Additionally, please provide:

A current C.V. which indicates date of conferral of doctoral degree
A one-page description for each proposed undergraduate course

Please consult the Department’s website at for samples of courses currently taught by GSWS. Completed applications must be emailed to the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at and received no later than 1 December, 2016. Candidates selected for a Skype interview will be contacted and asked to arrange for 3 letters of reference and two detailed course syllabi to be sent to the Department. If you have any questions, please email the Department Chair at

This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including all genders, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected.

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