Exterior at night

The Center at night

Side Entrance

The entrance of the CSGS

Heather Love audience

The audience listens as Lauren Berlant introduces Heather Love in 2014

Class discussion

Students participate in a classroom discussion at the Center

Héctor Carrillo

Héctor Carrillo talks with students after his book talk in 2018

Joan Scott

Joan Scott speaking at the Center in 2017


Students listen to panelists present in 2017

Community room

The Community Room at 5733 S University

center door

Center entrance

5733 exterior

The exterior of 5733 S University

Bhanu Kapil

Poet Bhanu Kapil at the Center in 2016

Current Job Opportunities

The CSGS is currently hiring for the following positions. All positions are for the 2022-23 academic year, unless otherwise noted:

Full descriptions for each position, as well as intructions on how to apply, are listed below.

Instructional Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies

One year term, renewable - 2023-24 academic year
Apply by September 29, 2022  

The Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for a full-time Instructional Professor who will teach in the Gender and Sexuality Studies major at the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. The appointment is renewable, with an initial term of at least one year, beginning September 1, 2023. Appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Instructional Professor will be considered based on the candidate’s experience. 

The undergraduate degree program in Gender and Sexualities Studies (GNSE) is the central curricular component of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS), an interdisciplinary academic center founded in 1996. The GNSE program welcomes students from all disciplines for whom sexuality or gender is a crucial category of analysis. Majors and minors work in all world areas and time periods and with a variety of methodologies. The interdisciplinary GNSE curriculum is united by a shared commitment to illuminating the historical, cultural, and structural processes that reproduce and challenge gender and sexuality inequality broadly defined. 

The Gender & Sexuality Program would like to grow in the area of social science approaches to Sexuality Studies and/or LGBTQ Studies. The Instructional Professor will teach an annual load of five courses across three 9 week quarters (Autumn, Winter, Spring). We expect the successful applicant to develop and teach two courses along the following lines: The History of Sexuality, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies, The Politics of Sexuality, Research Methods in Sexuality Research, and/or Sexual Communities. The Instructional Professor may also be tasked with teaching a quarter of the Gender and Sexuality in World Civilizations Sequence, or will teach a course in their area of specialization. The remaining courses will be a two-quarter BA seminar development course for undergraduate majors. Additionally, the candidate will oversee the BA thesis process by coordinating the seminar curriculum and establishing its annual schedule with the Assistant Director for Student Affairs; coordinating students’ IRB protocols as needed; and advising undergraduate and MA thesis projects. The successful candidate also will work closely with the Faculty Director and the Assistant Director for Student Affairs at CSGS to lead the program’s strategic development and implementation of curricular goals, and will develop and participate in program events for students. 

The position requires a Ph.D. in the social sciences, with an academic background in empirical research on sexuality studies and/or LGBTQ Studies broadly defined. A record of independent teaching at the college level is required. A record of research, publication, and/or cultural production in the target areas is preferred. A record of developing curriculum and coordinating curricular initiatives is preferred. 

Application Instructions
To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio jobs board at apply.interfolio.com/112585, and upload the following: 1) a letter of application describing your academic interests and teaching background; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) one proposed syllabus from the listed topics above; 4) a teaching statement; 5) the names and contact information for three references. The application system will automatically solicit recommendation letters from the references you list in the online application. 

Review of applications will begin on September 29th, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Only complete applications will be considered. 

The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the University. 

Position contingent upon budget approval. 

Part-Time Lecturer in Gender and Sexuality Studies

During the autumn, winter, and spring quarters of the 2022-2023 academic year, the Humanities Collegiate Division may have part-time teaching opportunities in Gender and Sexuality Studies. 

Responsibilities will include preparing and teaching courses of your own design, holding regularly scheduled office hours, and the preparation and grading of assignments inclusive of providing written feedback on student work. 

 Depending on the curricular needs of the department, the successful candidate may teach between one and four courses per academic year. In 2022-23, the minimum per-course salary is $7,319. This position is not benefits eligible.

A Master's degree is required; a Ph.D. is strongly preferred. A minimum of one year’s experience teaching at the university or four-year college level is required. We seek experienced and diverse applicants whose intellectual interests are strongly connected to gender and/or sexuality.

Application Instructions
To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago's Interfolio jobs board at apply.interfolio.com/107808 

Applicants must upload a current curriculum vitae; a cover letter that addresses professional and teaching experience; a sample course description of a course you would like to teach; a sample syllabus from any course you have taught in the past, preferably in the area of gender and/or sexuality; and the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be solicited. Optionally, course evaluations (if available) may be uploaded. In the event that a teaching position becomes available, we will contact applicants with the academic training and experience most appropriate for our available classes. 

This posting will expire on March 31, 2023. This position will be part of the Service Employees International Union. This position is contingent upon budgetary approval. Only complete applications will be considered. 

 For further questions about this position, please contact Bonnie Kanter, bonniek@uchicago.edu, Assistant Director for Student Affairs and Curriculum at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.

Programming, Student Affairs, and Operations Intern - PATHS

Apply by October 15, 2022  

The Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality (CSGS) at the University of Chicago is seeking a PATHS-eligible graduate student in the humanistic social sciences or the humanities for a year-long internship. The intern will report to the Assistant Director of Programming and Operations (Tate Brazas) and the Assistant Director for Student Affairs and Administration (Bonnie Kanter). The intern will provide support for programming initiatives and CSGS-sponsored courses. The goal of this internship is to provide hands-on training in the work of being an Assistant Director at a university-sponsored Gender & Sexuality Center – a possible career area for PhD students with an expertise in gender and sexuality theory and research. 

CSGS is a collaborative and interdisciplinary workplace. The intern will be able to participate in academic and social events at the Center and may have access to shared office space during the academic year. 

The PATHS intern will report to Assistant Director Tate Brazas and Assistant Director Bonnie Kanter on the following tasks: 

  • Assist with the development and implementation of public programs at the Center. 
  • Assist with an evaluation of the GNSE curriculum. 
  • Develop strategies to increase outreach to PhD students across campus about Center events and resources. 
  • Identify and cultivate partnerships both on and off campus for co-sponsoring and promoting programs related to gender and sexuality.
  • Qualifications

  • Candidates MUST be a PATHS-eligible graduate student (UChicago Ph.D. student in Humanities Division, Divinity School, or humanistic departments within the Division of the Social Sciences). 
  • Background in gender and/or sexuality theory and research, with an interest in working in an academic gender/sexuality center after graduation. 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills. 
  • Ability to seek out and build relationships on and off-campus with people and organizations related to the work of CSGS.
  • Strong written and verbal skills. 
  • Ability to learn new software programs for tracking student progress, processing honoraria, updating websites, and designing materials for programming events. 

Commitment: 250-300 hours in duration (approximately 10 hours per week during the fall, winter, and spring quarters) 

The internship will be 250-300 hours in duration (approximately 10 hours per week during the fall, winter, and spring quarters) with a $6,000 stipend. 

Application Instructions
Please send a letter of application of no more than 3,000 words. Applicants should include their relevant skills and expertise, a description of why they would be interested in this internship. Applications should be emailed to Tate Brazas at tbrazas@uchicago.edu with the subject line, “PATHS Internship Application.” The deadline for applications is October 15th, 2022.  

Event and Media Intern

Apply by October 4, 2022  

The Event and Media Intern will assist CSGS’s Assistant Director for Programming and Operations with the production and execution of virtual and in-person events, as well as in the creation and distribution of digital ads, email publicity, and other marketing media promoting Center events and initiatives. Event duties include production support for virtual events; hands-on logistic support (including multimedia support, set-up, clean-up, and take-down) for in-person events; and identifying and contacting on-campus partners for collaboration in and/or promotion of events. Media duties include photographing, filming, and/or livestreaming Center events; creation of social media posts and other digital marketing materials; editing and uploading event video and related content to the Center’s YouTube account; and editing event photos for the Center’s social media pages and photographic archives. The intern may also be called on occasionally to assist with administrative tasks such as photocopying, scanning, and database entry.

Hourly pay ($16.00-$20.00/hour - based on University Wage Rate Schedule); 10-15 hours per week. 

Must be a current University of Chicago student. The position is open to graduate and undergraduate, as well as work study and non-work study students. Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently are required. Experience working in events, hospitality, livestreaming, and/or social media preferred. Working knowledge of photo editing, video editing, and web conferencing software (e.g. Zoom, Teams) is also preferred. Candidates must have a flexible schedule and be available to work some evening and weekend events. Students with an interest in Gender and/or Sexuality are encouraged to apply. 

Required Skills • Experience with or strong interest in media production, social media, marketing, or events • Ability to multitask and work independently, both in-person and remote • Flexible schedule/ability to work up to occasional evening and weekend events 

Preferred Skills • Interest in gender and sexuality and knowledge of related Chicago communities • Photo, video, or audio production and editing experience • Hospitality/event planning experience • Graphic design experience

Application Instructions
For full consideration, apply by Tuesday, October 4 via one of the following methods: 

  • Handshake (undergraduate students) – search job ID 7012684;
  • GRADGargoyle (graduate students) – search job ID 75266; or
  • Email Tate Brazas at tbrazas@uchicago.edu with a cover letter and resume attached, and the subject “Event and Media Intern.”