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

Graduate Teaching Opportunities – 2019-20

PhD students from all divisions and professional schools are invited to apply to one of our teaching positions. All applicants must have completed their preliminary exams (or equivalent) by October 1, 2019. In addition to completing a series of application questions, you will be asked for the following additional materials:

  • 1. A two-page curriculum vitae
  • 2. A cover letter addressing your qualifications to teach/co-teach a course in Gender and Sexuality
  • 3. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who can speak to your teaching abilities (you’ll supply their email address on the application).
Interviews of short-listed applicants (in person or by phone or Skype) may be required. Contact Bonnie Kanter at 773-702-2365 or bonniek@uchicago.edu with any questions.

All application materials are due Sunday, February 24, 2019.

CSGS Free Standing Course

In 2019-20, CSGS will fund at least three Free-Standing Courses. Courses significantly engaged with feminist, queer, trans*, or other refractions of gender and sexuality theory will be especially welcomed. They can be generic -- as in a focused Queer Theory course, for example -- or they might cut a topical swath through an interdisciplinary question. Gender and Sexuality Studies majors and minors have expressed interest in gender and sexuality studies in relation to race/ethnicity, religion, medicine, and law. In addition to the materials mentioned above, you will be asked for a detailed course syllabus to be uploaded with your application.

Salary: $5,000/$6,000 depending on graduate status

You will be asked for the following additional materials in order to complete your application:
1. A detailed course syllabus

Apply here!

Co-Teaching in Problems in the Study of Gender and Sexuality courses

We are seeking co-teachers for one or more “Problems in the Study of Gender and Sexuality” courses to be taught by faculty members in 2019-20. 2019-20 Problems courses TBA. The application will go live once these are settled. You may apply to co-teach in multiple quarters and will have a chance to rank your preference in the application.

Salary: $5,000-6000 depending on graduate student status

Apply here!

Co-Teaching in Theories of Gender and Sexuality

Theories of the Study of Gender and Sexuality is a one-quarter seminar-style introductory course for undergraduates. It is a program requirement for Gender and Sexuality Studies majors and minors. Its aim is triple: to engage scenes and concepts central to the interdisciplinary study of gender and sexuality; to provide familiarity with key theoretical anchors for that study; and to provide skills for deriving the theoretical bases of any kind of method. Students will produce descriptive, argumentative, and experimental engagements with theory and its scenes as the quarter progresses. To apply as a co-teacher, you must be working or have worked in an area of study related to gender and/or sexuality in a way that explicitly mobilizes theoretical concepts and questions of method. Duties may include holding office hours, leading discussions, grading papers and exams, or training in pedagogic methods.

Apply here!

Co-Teaching Advanced Theories of Gender and Sexuality

This course is a seminar open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates who want to build upon their backgrounds in gender and sexuality theory. Applicants should have strong backgrounds in gender and sexuality studies.

Salary: $5,000-$6,000 depending on graduate status

Apply here!

BA Preceptorship

To assist undergraduate GNSE majors with their BA thesis papers, preceptors teach a two quarter-long course (in Autumn and Winter Quarters) in feminist/gender/sexuality issues and work through student’s paper drafts in Spring Quarter.

Salary: $7,500-$9,000 (split over three quarters) depending on graduate status

Apply here!

Teaching Internship in Gender and Sexuality in World Civ (applications managed by the College)

Gender and Sexuality in World Civ is one of the Core sequences for undergraduates. An internship in this sequence is a one quarter commitment. Interns may come from any department, but must be working in an area of study related to the subject matter covered in the sequence. Teaching interns will assist faculty with various aspects of instruction as preparation for the possibility of teaching their own section in the years following. More details on the responsibilities are available on the SSCD website. The SSCD is currently accepting applications for the 2019-20 sections of Gender and Sexuality in World Civ. The deadline is March 30, 2019.

Salary: Standard College salary based on graduate student status