The Duke University Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies invites applications for a residential postdoctoral fellow in Black Feminism for the 2016-2017 year. Through research, teaching, and service, the fellow will contribute to the overall work of the Program.  We seek candidates with interdisciplinary experience in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies and a strong record in teaching and scholarship in the area of Black Feminism. We welcome empirical, textual, and theoretical specialization from a diverse array of academic fields, conceptual frames, and topical contexts. We are particularly interested in teaching that connects to our undergraduate program and particularly that strengthens our ties with global health, race and ethnicity, and/or visual culture. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to teach one class for the program and to participate in and facilitate a variety of activities across the fellowship year (e.g., coordinating lectures, reading groups, engaging in outreach). The fellowship includes a stipend, health insurance, and office space. Applicants should have PhD in hand by July 1, 2016 and be no more than five years past the PhD. In addition to your letter of application, please include a C.V., writing sample (20-25 pages), 1‐page course proposal (undergraduate), and 3 letters of recommendation. Please submit application electronically by January 31, 2016 through, job 6685.  Our program information is available at

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We are seeking two Graduate Instructors to teach undergraduate Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies courses in the 2016-2017 year. In order to offer pedagogical training for the specific field of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, we will place instructors in established courses that are common to Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies curricula. The courses available for next year are: 

  1. Fall 2016, WS 364S Race, Gender, Sexuality:  Because this course fulfills a requirement for the undergraduate major, it should offer some exposure to key feminist texts about race and race & sexuality. It also enrolls non-majors. Aim for sophomores to seniors, likely with some background in a basic analysis of gender.
  2. Spring 2017 WS 101 Gender and Everyday Life:  This course does not count towards the undergraduate major but aims to introduce a feminist lens to a more general set of students, including those who might otherwise not take our courses, e.g., athletes. Topics are open but the course should include attention to race.  

Instructors have the freedom to design the content of the courses themselves; you can consult previous syllabi as models. 

How to Apply:
Graduate Instructorships are open to all doctoral students with preference given to students enrolled in the Certificate in Feminist Studies or Graduate Scholars Colloquium.  Applications are due on or before January 22 for the following academic year. Your application should include a letter and course proposal. In the letter, include the following:

  • name, preferred address, phone number and email address
  • brief statement of your departmental status (year; pre/post prelims, research areas); 
  • statement of prior teaching experiences; 
  • description of coursework or other preparation for teaching proposed class;  
  • the course and semester you are available to teach (Fall or Spring)

The course proposal should offer a 1-2 page overview, including an abstract, aims/objectives, select examples of readings, the modes of evaluating of student progress and work (e.g., papers, exams), and other relevant details (potential units, assignments, etc). The course should be designed to appeal to Duke undergraduate students from a variety of majors and ranks. Ideally, taking these courses will invite students to enroll in further WS courses or to consider the WS major or minor. 

For further information, please contact Kim Carlisle at 919 684-3770 or . Decisions will be announced in late January.

Posted: 1/11/16

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