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 ODU Gay Cultural Studies

ODU Gay Cultural Studies is an endowment geared towards raising money for the proposed Post-Doctorate position in Gay Cultural Studies at Old Dominion University.

The position will be administratively housed in the Humanities Institute, but rotated across departments in the College of Arts & Letters according to the scholar’s area of expertise.

The position would be filled annually, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, and would be  subject to a competitive national application process. The selected candidate would be responsible for teaching a 1/1-course load (one class in the Fall semester and one in the Spring semester).  One of the courses would be a recurring graduate seminar in sexuality/gender studies while the other course would be an undergraduate offering in the scholar’s area of expertise.

In addition, the scholar would be responsible for organizing an annual outreach event that shines a light on Hampton Roads LGBT community accomplishment and concerns and would act as a liaison between The College of Arts & Letters and the Hampton Roads LGBT community. The event theme would change annually depending on the scholar’s area of expertise.

The remainder of the scholar’s time would be dedicated to producing original scholarship through research and publication.