Job Openings

Assistant Professor

The Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Program at Duke University seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank in Black Feminism and/or Feminist Studies of Race to begin in August 2018. We are open to a variety of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and methodological approaches that explore the relationships among gender, sexuality, and race.  Teaching feminist theories on both graduate and undergraduate levels is expected.  Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. or expect to complete one by July 1, 2018. The department strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minorities.  The appointment is 100% within the Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Program. Please  include in your application a letter of application, a CV, a writing sample, and three letters of reference.  Submit applications electronically through to Priscilla Wald, Director, Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies.   Applications received by October 31, 2017 will be guaranteed full consideration. 

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Department typically offers a one-year residential postdoctoral fellowship on an annual theme. Currently, we are accepting applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Feminist Environmental Studies for the 2018-2019 year.

Through research, teaching, and service, the fellow will contribute to the overall work of the GSF Program. We seek candidates with interdisciplinary experience in Gender/Women’s/Sexuality Studies and a record of scholarship in environmental studies (broadly conceived). Postdoctoral fellows are expected to design and teach an undergraduate course in this field and to support the integration of feminist environmental studies through a variety of potential activities across the fellowship year (e.g., outreach to student groups, mentoring graduate students, participating on panels). The fellowship includes a stipend, health insurance, and shared office space. Applicants should have PhD in hand by July 1, 2018 and be no more than three years past the PhD. Each applicant is required to submit a C.V., three reference letters,  and a writing sample.

Please submit application electronically by February 20, 2018.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke Graduate Students

We regularly hire graduate students as Teaching Assistants (TA), Research Assistants (RA), and for other roles as they arise. TA and RA positions are open to all doctoral students with preference given to students enrolled in the Certificate in Feminist Studies or Graduate Scholars Colloquium. Masters and M.F.A. students may be eligible as well.

Consult our employment opportunities for graduate students page for more details and updates. For further information, please contact Kim Carlisle,