|Women Studies committee seeks interim director|
The Women Studies personnel committee invites interested faculty to apply for the position of interim director for 2008, with possible extension to a three-year position. It is an exciting time for the program. This fall we will celebrate the program’s 25th anniversary during the Red River Women Studies group's annual conference, to be held on our campus Nov. 16. The 20 affiliated faculty are currently considering the expansion of program offerings, such as a post-baccalaureate certificate or graduate minor, and are discussing alignment of the program with the new general education essential skills requirements. We are seeking an individual with the potential to lead this sort of restructuring of the program.
Applicants should have experience teaching relevant courses such as Introduction to the Study of Women (A&S 225), Feminist Theory (A&S 480), departmental courses focused on women or gender, or a scholarly agenda that has a significant gender component. The Women Studies Program offers an undergraduate minor; a major is available through the Interdisciplinary Studies program.
Responsibilities involve working collaboratively with Women Studies faculty and the executive committee to plan and guide the program, including preparing course schedules, supervising one or more student assistants, evaluating the program's courses and curriculum, preparing the annual report, representing the program as a member of the College of Arts and Sciences Council, strategic planning and working toward the goals of the strategic plan, teaching senior study and service learning, and convening monthly meetings of the program's executive committee. The ideal candidate will provide leadership across the campus regarding research and teaching by and about women. Successful experience in leading faculty-driven initiatives or in administering an academic program is desirable.
The minimum compensation for the interim director includes a one-course alternative work assignment, a two-week summer stipend, and the possibility of a personal research allowance. In the past, additional released time has been negotiated within directors' departments.
Please send a description of your vision and qualifications for this position, along with a cv, sample of publications, and the names and affiliations of three people who would provide a reference for you. Send these materials to Women Studies Program, Mail Stop 7113, by Sept. 30. For questions or further information, please contact Sandra Donaldson (email@example.com) or Lana Rakow (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kathy Tiemann (email@example.com).
-- Sandra Donaldson, Chester Fritz Professor, English and Women Studies, Sandra.firstname.lastname@example.org, 775-4096