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Providence College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position—a joint appointment in Political Science and Women’s & Gender Studies—at the assistant professor level, beginning August 1, 2022. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Political Science and/or Women’s and Gender Studies, embody an intersectional approach to teaching and research, and provide evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly promise. The ideal candidate will teach and have research interests that embody the intersectional lens of race, class, and gender.

Annual teaching responsibilities include some combination of the following: teaching one or more of the WGS core courses (introductory and capstone courses), as well as cross-listed courses in feminist political theory, gender, and politics, and an additional course in gender in law, public policy, or political participation in the United States. The ability to teach qualitative, quantitative, and/or feminist research methods is advantageous. The course load at Providence College is three courses per semester.

Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to engaged learning and address how they will contribute to building a community that is attentive to gender, race, and class diversity among our students. As the student body at Providence College grows increasingly diverse, we have a strong preference for candidates who demonstrate a deep commitment to and proven ability in supporting the success of students from historically marginalized economic, racial, ethnic, social, and cultural groups.

Applicants should apply online at the College’s career site, which can be found at and submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, teaching statement/philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation. For additional information, please contact Dr. Abigail Brooks ( or Dr. Joe Cammarano ( In order to receive full consideration, applicants must submit their materials by October 31.

Providence College is a Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its Mission. We believe that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of our academic program and strive to foster an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a stellar and diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. As such, a pillar of Providence College’s Strategic Plan for Diversity is to “aggressively recruit, support and retain diverse faculty.” To review the strategic plan, please An Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer, the College especially encourages the applications of women and persons of color.

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