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Assistant or Associate Professor in Human Sexuality Studies

Apply now Job no: 492606
Work type: Tenure track faculty
Location: Chester
Categories: Faculty

Widener University is currently seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor in Human Sexuality Studies, reporting to the Director of the Center for Human Sexuality Studies and the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services.  

Center for Human Sexuality Studies (CHSS): CHSS is housed within the College of Health and Human Services, which also includes programs in Clinical Psychology, Physical Therapy, Social Work, Education, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Education and Speech and Language Pathology. Offering Masters and Doctoral degrees, and a variety of professional development and continuing education programs, CHSS is a unique program nationally, providing professional and scholarly education in human sexuality with concentrations in sexuality education, sex therapy, public policy, and non-profit management. The program draws students from across the country and internationally. To make our programs available for working adults, we offer courses that meet on weekends, weeknights, and in hybrid, online and in-person formats. CHSS has a strong commitment to social justice and the intersections of multiple identities and perspectives. We are seeking a candidate who reflects these core values in their work. For more information see

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

Essential duties:

  • 3/3 load, teaching three graduate courses each semester (Fall and Spring)
  • Professional development (publishing scholarly work, presenting original research or practice recommendations, etc.)
  • Committee and other service to the institution

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Doctoral dissertation advisement
  • Graduate student advising
  • Overload teaching may be available

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):


  • Doctoral degree in human sexuality or a related field. We understand that the field of human sexuality draws from a variety of disciplines. As such, we invite applicants to make a solid case in their cover letters as to how their training prepares them to join CHSS
  • Experience teaching at undergraduate or graduate level
  • A teacher-scholar with a developing or established research/publication program in one or both of the following areas: BIPOC sexualities and/or LGBTQ+ sexualities. Our faculty are experts in the areas of academic research, clinical training, and educational methods and we seek a new faculty member who will strengthen our work in one or more of these areas.
  • Ability to teach in person, online or in hybrid formats.
  • For consideration at the Associate Professor level, candidates must have advanced experience in teaching and research and meet CHSS standards for promotion to Associate Professor.


  • Experience teaching at the graduate level
  • Experience mentoring doctoral students and with online and/or hybrid instruction


  • We offer courses that meet on weekends, weeknights, and in hybrid, online and in-person formats.

To apply:  For full consideration, applications should be completed by February 1, 2021. The application requires a cover letter and a current CV.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted.  Additional information may be requested after an initial review of applications.

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at


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