Job: Visiting Professorship in Gender Studies on "Culturalization and Gender"
Universities of Basel and Zurich
The Universities of Basel and Zurich invite applications for a Visiting Professorship in Gender Studies on "Culturalization and Gender" in the Fall Semester of 2011.
The position's thematic focus lies on questions of constructing the self and the other, i.e. processes of self-affirmation and of difference/hierarchy in a globalized world. Both in research and teaching issues to be addressed include the multi-dimensional construction of difference from a theoretical, empirical and/or historical perspective. Possible further topics include current problems in negotiating difference and questions of universalism and relativism with respect to norms of transnational human rights.
The position is limited to three months, beginning September 19, 2011, or by arrangement. The Visiting Professor will be institutionally affiliated with the Center for Gender Studies of the University of Basel (www.genderstudies.unibas.ch), in cooperation with the chair in Gender and Islamic Studies at the University of Zurich (www.genderstudies.uzh.ch). Residence will be arranged by agreement.
The position's teaching program includes approximately 72 lessons, to be taught in German and/or English. The syllabus consists of block courses at the Universities of Basel and Zurich, as well as classes at other Swiss universities participating in the Network Gender Studies CH. The salary corresponds to the customary wage level of domestic mid-level faculty.
Candidates are expected to be relevantly qualified and internationally renowned. We invite applications from (assistant) professors, correspondent mid-level faculty members or equivalently qualified scholars who teach and conduct research outside Switzerland. Requisite experience includes interdisciplinary teaching as well as teaching and research in the social and human sciences, with a focus on gender, orientalism/critical occidentalism,
multi-dimensionality/intersectionality/interdependence, and/or postcolonialism.
Please send your letter of application including CV and suggested list of courses by email to: Katrin.Meyer-at-unibas.ch.
Deadline for applications is September 30, 2010. Notification will follow by November 30, 2010.
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In case of questions please contact: Katrin.Meyer-at-unibas.ch.