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Posted by FiR on Mar 17, 2015

By Rebecca Alpert and Thelathia "Nikki" Young

In December 2014 the leaders of Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (commonly known as WATER) gathered a group of fourteen together at a bucolic Catholic retreat center in Maryland. Our task was to respond to the challenge of “amplifying women’s voices” in the LGBT religious movement. We looked a lot like you might expect: mostly cisgender lesbian with a smattering of genderqueers and others; mostly white with a few people of color; mostly Christian with a smattering of Jews; mostly older with a few young folks. We were a hodgepodge of people, channeling various groups and communities but representing only ourselves. As media specialist Ann Craig, one of the participants, noted, “It was a gift to be in the room.” We are rarely afforded the luxury of two whole (mostly) undistracted days to “think and do.” We “thought and did” in comfortable surroundings, thanks to the hospitality of the Sisters of Bon Secours and the wise design created by our WATER hosts that provided ample time for laughter, reflection, ritual and play.

Posted by FiR on Mar 16, 2015

Fellowship: Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in the Study of Race and Ethnicity.

Institution: College of the Holy Cross.

Length: Two Years.

Deadline: 11 June 2015.

Website: http://apply.interfolio.com/29093.

Official Posting (https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=50697):

The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a two-year Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship related to the study of race and ethnicity to begin in August 2015.  The full-time fellowship offers a competitive salary and includes full benefits as well as funds to support research and conference travel.  Fellows are also offered the opportunity to enroll in courses offered by the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts’ Certificate in College Teaching Program, and to participate in a faculty development program that fosters excellence in teaching and scholarship.

The Fellow will teach four courses per year through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.  Ideally, the candidate... more

Posted by FiR on Mar 11, 2015

Postion: Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor in Biblical Studies.

Focus: Hebrew Bible or New Testament; emphasis on feminist, womanist, mujerista, or other gender-related approaches.

Institution: Luther College.

Begins: Fall 2015.

Deadline: 1 April 2015 (review of applications begins).

Website: https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.

Official Posting (https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000875835-01):

Luther College invites applications for a Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor in Biblical Studies. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal up to a term of three years, beginning late August 2015.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Ph.D./Th.D. preferred at time of appointment; exceptional ABDs will be considered (Instructor rank). Teaching experience required. Specialization may be in Hebrew Bible or New Testament; an emphasis on feminist, womanist, mujerista, or other gender-related... more

Posted by FiR on Mar 9, 2015

Fellowship: CCWH Catherine Prelinger Memorial Award 2015.

Institution: Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH).

Deadline: 15 May 2015.

Amount: $20,000.00 USD.

Requirements: Scholar must have Ph.D. or have advanced to candidacy, and has not followed the traditional academic path of uninterrupted and completed secondary, undergraduate, and graduate degrees leading to a tenure-track faculty position.

Website: http://theccwh.org/ccwh-awards/catherine-prelinger-award/.

Official Posting (http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=220842):

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