Postdoc in Gender Geographies available at the University of New Hampshire

We would love to see a wide array of applications to the position below, despite the short timeline.  It is a nice opportunity to conduct independent research and get a little teaching experience in the company of great colleagues (more like a fellowship than a usual postdoc). 

The Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies and Geography at the University of New Hampshire invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral joint appointment to start in fall 2021.  Candidates should have expertise in feminist or gender geographies from an African American, Indigenous, Africana, Latinx, Asian American, or transnational perspective.  Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in Geography by July 1 or otherwise identify as a Geographer. The candidate should demonstrate interest in interdisciplinary research collaboration, be committed to diversity and social justice in research and teaching, and show promise of scholarly excellence as well as enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching. The teaching load is one course per year with remaining time devoted to independent research and professional development. The successful candidate will be invited to apply for a tenure track position to begin following the second year of the two-year post-doc. As a tenure track faculty member, it is possible to recruit graduate students though interdisciplinary degree programs.

This hire is part of a campus-wide effort to increase diversity among our faculty and students.  Our Women’s and Gender Studies and Geography Departments have a track record of leadership in this regard.  The University of New Hampshire supports a learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and a shared spirit of inquiry. Please apply online using our PACES program. Instructions are available at

The Provost’s Office has set an application deadline of November 16 for the following materials, though we can accept late submission of missing materials from substantially completed applications.

• Cover letter addressed to Executive Director of Engagement and Faculty Development
• Curriculum vitae
• A statement of research plans (2-3 pages)
• A personal statement of your commitment to diversity and equity in your discipline (1–3 pages)
• Writing samples (one or two examples, 30 page cumulative maximum, e.g. article, chapter, dissertation chapter)
• Contact information for 2-3 references to provide confidential letters of recommendation.

Our departments encourage you to address your teaching experience and philosophy in either your diversity or research statement.

UNH is the state’s public research university with R1 Carnegie status, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. Its primary purpose is learning: students collaborating with faculty in teaching, research, creative expression, and service. The University has a national and international agenda and holds land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant charters.

From its main Durham campus and its college in Manchester, the University serves New Hampshire and the region through continuing education, cooperative extension, cultural outreach, economic development activities, and applied research. The 188-acre Durham campus is located 60 miles north of Boston and 10 miles from the city of Portsmouth and Atlantic coast and is convenient to lakes and mountains. Student enrollment is 13,000, with a full-time faculty of more than 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. 

Jennifer Brewer
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Geography
University of New Hampshire

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