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Associate / Full Professor in Race and Transnational Gender & Sexuality Studies

Position overview

Salary range: "Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience. A reasonable estimated salary range for this position is $109,000-$187,000, inclusive of the salary scale and off-scale salary components.

Application Window

Open date: September 11, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Nov 3, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Dec 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of California, Davis seeks a full-time advanced associate or full professor with research and teaching interests in critical ethnic, race, gender and sexuality studies from a transnational/global context. The successful candidate will further engage in transdisciplinary feminist approaches in one or more of the following areas: Black genders and sexualities, racial geographies, infrastructures, critical disability studies, environmental humanities, reproductive justice, and/or labor and migration studies. Applicants must be exceptional scholars and teachers and have a strong commitment and proven track record of departmental service. The successful candidate will be expected to participate fully in the research, teaching, and service of the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, to deliver our undergraduate and graduate curriculum, and to sustain cross-disciplinary, cross-departmental connections with other units on campus.

We offer an undergraduate major and minor program and a graduate level Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research. GSW maintains and encourages close ties to other interdisciplinary departments and programs, notably the African and African American, American, Asian American, Chicana/o, Middle East/South Asia, and Native American Studies departments, as well as the Graduate Group in Cultural Studies. UC Davis is located west of Sacramento and north of the San Francisco Bay Area. Expected salary range is $109,000-187,000, commensurate with rank and experience.

Interested candidates should submit an application that includes: 1) a cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) one writing sample (no more than 50 pages total, with some portion of the sample published in the last four years), 4) a statement of contributions to diversity; and 5) contact information for three references.

Candidates should submit an application packet through the Recruit online portal at:

To receive full consideration, applications must be submitted by Friday, November 3, 2023. The position is open until filled. The University of California, Davis and the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

Selection Criteria
Candidates are required to have a PhD or equivalent in gender, sexuality and women’s studies or a related field. Interdisciplinary fields are preferred. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers, and a strong commitment to departmental and university service. We seek candidates who can participate fully in the research, teaching, and service of the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, who can help us deliver our undergraduate and graduate curriculum, and who are interested in sustaining cross-disciplinary, cross-departmental connections to other units on the campus.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first-choice candidates for Academic Senate Assistant Professor, Steps 4, 5, or 6 through Professor, Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6 through Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment, and Acting Professor of Law through Professor of Law positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for these faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for these faculty positions will be subject to reference checks.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates are required to have a PhD or equivalent in gender, sexuality and women’s studies or a related field.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - A cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests

  • Writing Sample - No more than 50 pages total, with some portion of the sample published in the last four years

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Authorization to Release Information - UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” for refences checks into RECRUIT as part of their application

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Job location

Davis, CA