University of Virginia, Open Rank Position in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program


The University of Virginia’s interdisciplinary program in Women Gender & Sexuality (WGS) invites applicants for a joint tenure-track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, with expertise in scientific research on women’s health, to begin August 25, 2014. We seek candidates whose areas of expertise involve some combination of the areas of psychology, sociology, women, gender, sexuality, and health, broadly defined. Fields of specialization could include social, psychological, and behavioral factors in health and illness among girls and women; research on health disparities involving girls or women; or demographic studies of gender, sexuality, health, and disease. The position will be 50% in WGS and 50% in a department such as Psychology or Sociology within the University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

In addition to developing external funding to support research endeavors, candidates will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide service to the Program, Department, and University. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by May 2014 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment. Others are expected to have earned a Ph.D. at time of application, and to present a strong record of teaching and scholarship.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0612723 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample article- or chapter-length scholarship (Attach to Writing Sample 1) and contact information for three references. Please have reference letter writers email letters directly to Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to: Laura Mellusi at the WGS Program,

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The College of A&S and the University of Virginia welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities; we seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and are committed to a policy of equal employment opportnity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.