Girlhood and Girl Culture GNDR 2007 (Section 001, Slot 10) St. John’s Campus

The Department of Gender Studies seeks suitably qualified applications for the position, Per Course Instructor, GNDR 2007, Girlhood and Girl Culture, offered on campus Slot 10 in the fall academic term 2018 (05 September – 31 December 2018).

Girlhood and Girl Culture GNDR 2007 (001)

From Hello Kitty and Anne of Green Gables to Lena Dunham’s Girls and Ghost World, this course will explore a broad range of cultural expressions that reflect upon the significance of girlhood in contemporary societies. The course will provide a broadly interdisciplinary look at what it means to be a girl in today’s culture and explore issues related to socialization, education, sexuality, self-image, media representations, activism, and the cultural production of young girls. We will pay special attention to coming of age stories in graphic novels, blogs, online comedy, popular TV shows, and independent films and discuss the myriad of ways young women from Canada, the US, Iran, Japan, France, and England construct, imagine and resist normalizing visions of who they ought to be. This course ultimately seeks to challenge monolithic visions of girlhood and problematize the current discourse of girl power and female fragility.

Required qualifications:

demonstrated knowledge and expertise in Gender Studies; demonstrated experience teaching in undergraduate Women's and/or Gender Studies; a completed Master's degree in Women's and/Gender Studies, or a related area is required and preference will be given to applicants who are enrolled in, or have completed, a doctoral program in Women's and/Gender Studies, or a related area.

Further information about the Department of Gender Studies is available at http://www.mun.ca/genderstudies

The rate of pay is according to the LUMUN Collective Agreement.

Memorial University of Newfoundland is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.


Applicants should send a cover letter outlining their qualifications, a Curriculum Vitae and the names of three references who can be contacted. Applications can be submitted electronically to:

Department of Gender Studies
Memorial University
St. John's, NL A1C 5S7
E-mail: joanb@mun.ca

Posting date: 30 July 2018


Gender Studies

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000