Director of the Institute for Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Position ID: 40988
Georgia State University
The Institute for Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies (WGSS)
Branch Campus: 
Atlanta, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Director, Administrative
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GSU Log# 19-198

The Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at Georgia State University invites applications for the position of Director of the Institute, pending budgetary approval.  The new Director will take creative leadership in steering the future direction of the Institute, including but not limited to, strengthening interdisciplinary connections on and off campus and continuing the ongoing growth of the Institute. We welcome all areas of expertise and seek disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholars whose research augments one or more of the Institute’s main areas of focus: race, globalization, sexuality, and social change.  Applicants at the rank of Professor are preferred, but applicants at the rank of Associate Professor with strong administrative leadership experience and scholarly profiles are also welcome. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Anticipated start date is July 2019.

We seek candidates with an ability to develop curricular and extra-curricular academic experiences that serve our diverse undergraduate and graduate student body, enhance excellent interdisciplinary research and teaching, and foster an open and inclusive environment.  The successful candidate will be expected to take creative leadership in strengthening interdisciplinary connections on campus and developing collaborative relationships with local community-based organizations and non-profits. WGSS offers an M.A., a graduate certificate, a B.A., and an undergraduate minor.  WGSS’s curriculum is designed to support undergraduate and graduate students whose aspirations include employment in the non-profit/NGO sector, the arts, journalism, public health, and the pursuit of advanced degrees in doctoral programs. Experience in administration, faculty mentoring and evaluation, and departmental advocacy is strongly desired. 

Further information is available at  Review of applications begins November 16, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure:

Please send a CV, a 3-4 page cover letter describing your experience related to the position, and a 2-page statement of vision for the department, which includes a statement describing how your leadership style, approach to mentorship, and vision for the department will promote an environment where diversity is fostered and encouraged.  Please send applications or any questions about the position or the Institute to the search committee chair,

Dr. Tiffany King,

Or: Search Committee

Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

P.O. Box 3969

Atlanta, GA 30302-3969

Georgia State is a vibrant, leading research university located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. A public institution with more than 50,000 students from throughout the United States and 160 other countries, Georgia State was recently ranked the 2nd most innovative university in undergraduate education in the country by U.S. News & World Report.    GSU is among the top public degree-granting institutions for African American and students of color in the US.  Complete information is available at

An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification.

Georgia State University is a Research University of the University System of Georgia. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


CIP Discipline Code: 
Women's Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, other
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator