Appalachian State University, Director, Women’s Studies Program

Oct 04, 2009 Jan 08, 2010

The Appalachian State University’s Women’s Studies Program seeks applications for the position of Director, which is a full-time, nine-month faculty appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, beginning August 2010.

The position requires a visionary administrator and scholar with an active research agenda in women’s and gender studies and experience directing an interdisciplinary degree program. A doctoral degree is required, but the area of specialization is open. The Director’s teaching load is one course per semester. The Director serves full-time in the Women’s Studies Program and is eligible for tenure in the appropriate academic department on campus.

The Women’s Studies Program at Appalachian State has two full-time faculty members assigned to the program, including the Director. The Director of Women’s Studies serves a renewable five-year term, and, after completing service as Director, remains with the Women’s Studies Program as a full-time faculty member. The Women’s Studies Program also includes 75 affiliated faculty members from 18 campus departments who serve the program by teaching women’s and gender studies courses in their disciplines.

Founded in 1976, the Women’s Studies Program at Appalachian State is the oldest in the University of North Carolina system. Our interdisciplinary, university-wide program offers a B.A., a minor, and a Graduate Certificate and is housed in the newly created University College, along with interdisciplinary degree programs in Appalachian Studies, Global Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Sustainable Development. More information about the Women’s Studies Program can be found at Women's Studies. Information about the university’s strategic plan can be found at strategic plan

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the university has approximately 17,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Additional information about the University and the surrounding area is located at Appalachian.

Applicants must send a complete application consisting of a letter of application that outlines the candidate’s administrative experience, scholarly expertise, and teaching interests; a CV that includes the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references; and a vision statement for women’s studies. The initial review of applications will begin December 1, 2009, and applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Applications should be sent electronically to the Search Committee, c/o Dr. Kim Q. Hall, Women’s Studies Search Committee Chair, at Dr. Kim.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Dr. Kim Q. Hall.
Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.

Additional information about this position, the university, and the surrounding area is located at Appalachian.

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