Tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor - The Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST), Brock University

Job Posting:
Faculty of Social Sciences
Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies
Assistant Professor

Job summary
The Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) at Brock University invites applications for a
probationary tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor effective July 1st, 2019. This
position focuses on the field of Antiracist, Decolonial Feminist Analysis and Activism. In the Centre,
faculty teach a variety of courses from large lectures to small seminars as well as courses with a specific
focus and more broad, survey courses.
The successful applicant can apply for opportunities to supervise MA students in the Social Justice and
Equity Studies program and other graduate programs on campus. Applicants should have completed the
Ph.D. by the time of appointment (or be near completion) and provide evidence of potential for excellence
in teaching and scholarly achievement.
The candidate can be expected to engage in a program of research, participate in the affairs of the Centre
and fulfill service commitments to the Centre and University.

Qualifications
Applicants should have completed the Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment (or be near
completion) and provide evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and scholarly achievement.

Notes
Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy,
evidence of potential for successful and innovative teaching, a statement of research, a sample of scholarly
writing, and three confidential letters of reference by January 14th, 2019. All material should be sent via
email (pdf preferred) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and addressed to Dr. Shannon Moore, Director of the Centre
for Women’s and Gender Studies. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be
given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity
and invites applications from all interested candidates. Women, Indigenous peoples, members of visible
minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit and queer
(LGBTQ2+) persons are especially encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of an
equity seeking group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one
or more equity seeking groups should fill out the Self-Identification form and include the form.
Differing career patterns may be more common among members of designated groups, and those who have
experienced leaves from the workplace. These differences will be taken into account in assessing the
experiences and qualifications of members of these groups, or those who have experienced leaves from the
workplace.
We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as
outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy https://brocku.ca/webfm_send/39939. Please advise
Shannon Moore (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this
process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Brock University is located in St. Catharines atop the Niagara Escarpment. The scenic location within the
Niagara Peninsula boasts an expanding wine-making and tourism sector with over 12 million visitors
touring the natural beauty of Ontario’s vineyard country, Niagara Falls, and historical landmarks. Just a 30-
minute drive to New York State and within an hours drive to Hamilton and Toronto, St. Catharines has a
population of approximately 130,000 people and is accessible to a dynamic market of professional and
amateur sport and an exceptional range of leisure and recreation opportunities.

More information on WGST can be found on the university website https://brocku.ca/socialsciences/
departments-and-centres/womens-studies
Also, information about the City of St. Catharines can be found on the city’s website
https://www.stcatharines.ca/en/