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Faculty Lecturer at the Women’s Studies Program at McGill University’s Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF).


The Women’s Studies Program at McGill University’s Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF) invites applications for a Faculty Lecturer position to begin in August 1, 2015. This is a renewable, non-tenure stream, 12-month contract (academic staff position).

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in a field pertinent to Women’s and/Gender Studies and a proven record of excellence in teaching. Candidates should be able to engage actively with scholars and students across a wide range of research interests and be willing to play a role in the further development of McGill University’s Women’s Studies programs, which are currently being integrated with our teaching program in Sexual Diversity Studies. Candidates will also be expected to actively participate in the intellectual life of the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. Office space will be provided at IGSF.

The teaching load is normally eight, 3-credit (undergraduate and graduate) courses per year, spread over fall, winter and summer teaching terms. Courses to be taught include “Introduction to Women’s Studies,” “Feminist Theory and Research,” and other core and special topics courses in the curriculum. We are particularly interested in candidates with additional teaching expertise in at least one of the following areas: critical race feminism, indigenous feminisms, transnational feminisms, queer theory and sexuality studies, and social justice studies. In addition to teaching, other responsibilities include participation on the Women’s Studies Advisory Committee and relevant sub-committees, participation in events at IGSF and some student advising.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and in keeping with the salary scale for Faculty Lecturers at McGill University. Applications must include: a cover letter, CV, a teaching dossier including outlines of courses taught and relevant student evaluations, a sample of written work, and three confidential letters of reference sent under separate cover by the applicant’s referees.

Deadline for receipt of all complete applications, including letters: June 8, 2015.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Sample of written work
  • Teaching dossier including outline of course taught
  • Relevant student evaluations
  • Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site )

And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies
McGill University
3498 Peel Street
Montreal Quebec H3A 1W7

Inquiries should be addressed to Iain Blair at More information about the Women’s Studies programs and IGSF can be found online at and

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