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Posted by FiR on Mar 2, 2015

By Emily Hill

The Disneyland measles outbreak in December and the cases of measles that have been popping up all over America and Canada in the last couple of months have received much media attention. The outbreaks have been blamed on "anti-vaxxers"—those who choose not to have their children vaccinated for fear of the adverse effects of the MMR vaccine. The figure of the anti-vaxxer has generated speculation at both local and national levels as to why anyone would choose to believe anecdotal evidence about the alleged connection between vaccines and autism, against the factual evidence of science.

I am not an anti-vaxxer. If I had children... more

Posted by FiR on Feb 25, 2015

Postion: Visiting Assistant Professor in Religion and Gender & Queer Studies.

Institution: University of Puget Sound.

Begins: Fall 2015.

Deadline: Unspecified (Posting date: 20 February 2015).

Website: www.pugetsound.edu/employment.

Official Posting (https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000873014-01):


Two-year Visiting Assistant Professor, full-time position, to begin fall 2015. Candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Department of Religion and the Gender & Queer Studies Program.


Teach six courses each year over two semesters: three courses in Religion, and three in Gender & Queer Studies. In Gender & Queer Studies the candidate will teach a 200-level introduction to gender, feminism and queer studies, will develop an upper-level theory and/or methods class on gender and queer studies and feminist thought, and will possibly teach other 300-level seminars on gender and/or queer studies based on candidate's area of expertise. In Religion the... more

Posted by FiR on Feb 20, 2015

Postion: Associate Professor/Lecturer, Canadian Women's and Gender History.

Institution: St. Francis Xavier University.

Begins: 1 September 2015.

Length: 9-month limited term.

Deadline: 6 March 2015 (Open until filled).

Website: http://sites.stfx.ca/hr/aut_opportunities/.

Official Posting (https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50589):

Posted by FiR on Feb 19, 2015

Call for Papers: Feminism & Critical Theory, Social & Political Thought Conference.

Deadline: 15 March 2015.

Dates: 20-21, June 2015.

Location: University of Sussex.

Contact: Valentinos Kontoyiannis (ssptreviews[at]sussex.ac.uk).

Website: http://https://ssptjournal.wordpress.com/social-and-political-thought-conference-june-20-21-2015/.

Official Posting (http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=220397):




Posted by FiR on Feb 16, 2015

Postion: Contract Lecturer in Women's and Gender Studies.

Institution: Keene State College.

Length: 1 Year (possibility of renewal for an additional year).

Deadline: 13 March 2015 (Open until filled).

Official Posting (https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000872228-01):

Keene State College is seeking qualified applicants for a one year full-time contract lecturer position in Womens and Gender Studies to begin August 2015, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. 

Candidates will teach three courses each semester, including Introduction to Womens and Gender Studies and undergraduate topics courses in their area of expertise.  Candidates will also contribute to departmental service and advising. A major part of Keene State Colleges mission is the promotion of academic excellence as demonstrated by a commitment to diversity.  We strongly encourage individuals to apply who will contribute to the Colleges ongoing efforts to provide opportunities that help students become responsible global citizens.


Qualifications Required: Earned doctorate in Womens and... more

Posted by FiR on Feb 10, 2015

Call for Papers: Gender Questions.

Deadline: 30 March 2015.

Length [Research Articles]: 6,000 to 8,000 words (with abstract: 200 words, 4-6 key words).

Length [Book Reviews]: 1,000 to 1,500 words.

Contact: Prof. Jessica Murray (murraj[at]unisa.ac.za) and Prof. Marlize Rabe (rabeme[at]unisa.ac.za).

Official Posting (http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=220151):

Gender Questions is an interdisciplinary academic journal that is published annually by UNISA Press. The journal serves as a forum for scholarly research on all aspects of gender studies, including feminist research, studies in masculinities, LGBT and queer studies. Preference will be given to manuscripts with a solid base in gender theory which is coherently applied. We invite original submissions in the following categories:

Research articles: 6000 to 8000 words. Please include an abstract of approximately 200 words as well as 4 to 6 keywords Book reviews: 1000 to 1500 words

We also... more

Posted by FiR on Feb 6, 2015

Postion: Assistant Professor.

Department/School: Gender and Women's Studies.

Institution: Western Michigan University.

Deadline: Review of applications begins 15 February 2015.

Official Posting (https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000870559-01):

Assistant Professor Gender and Women’s Studies

The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at Western Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning fall 2015. The position requires a Ph.D. in Gender and Women’s Studies or related field, completed or expected by June 2015, as well as experience teaching interdisciplinary Gender and Women’s Studies courses. The successful candidate will possess demonstrated potential for teaching and research focused on women and communities of color. Applicants whose work focuses on African Americans are strongly encouraged to apply. The new faculty hire will join six colleagues with full appointments in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, who typically teach two classes per semester, pursue scholarly research, and contribute to... more

Posted by FiR on Feb 4, 2015

Postion: Core Faculty.

Department/School: School of Professional Psychology and Health.

Focus: Human Sexuality, PhD Program.

Institution: California Institute of Integral Studies.

Deadline: Open until filled (date posted: 29 January 2015).

Official Posting (https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000869483-01):

Core Faculty - Human Sexuality PhD Program 

POSITION: Core Faculty

DEPARTMENT: School of Professional Psychology and Health


California Institute of Integral Studies is an accredited institution of higher education that strives to embody spirit, intellect, and wisdom in service to individuals, communities, and the Earth. The Institute expands the boundaries of traditional degree programs with interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and applied studies in psychology, philosophy, religion, cultural anthropology, transformative learning and leadership, integrative health, and the arts. Offering a personal learning environment and supportive community, CIIS provides an extraordinary education for people.

POSITION... more

Posted by Susanne Scholz on Feb 4, 2015

This is a dialogical blog between Dr. Rebecca T. Alpert, Professor of Religion at Temple University and an ordained rabbi, and me.



So here we are a few days after the New York Times article entitled “Same-Sex Interfaith Couples Face Roadblock to Marriage in Judaism,” written by Mark Oppenheimer and published on January 30, 2015.

When I read this piece over breakfast on Friday, my first reaction was: “Wow, so many female clergy have come into their ordained powers but, alas, they seem to have a stronger allegiance to their various religious concerns and traditions than to feminism and gender issues.  And surely, this particular situation presents an interesting twist.  But how in the world did this woman rabbi not jump at the opportunity to marry this lovely lesbian couple?  Yes, I know about intermarriage... more

Posted by FiR on Feb 2, 2015

Postion: Tenure-Track Instructor.

Department/School: Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice.

Focus: Critical Race & Ethnic Studies.

Institution: University of British Columbia.

Deadline: 15 March 2015.

Official Posting (https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000868916-01):

The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia - Vancouver (www.grsj.arts.ubc.ca), invites applications for a tenure-track Instructor I position in Critical Race & Ethnic Studies. PhD research and coursework focused on Critical Race & Ethnic Studies with an area of specialization including (but not limited to) any of the following: bioethics/science studies, masculinity studies, theories of embodiment and body modification, and/or social media & digital storytelling - ideally in combination with a commitment/involvement in decolonizing knowledge projects is required. We welcome applicants with a strong commitment to building academic and non-academic... more