University of Western Ontario, Women’s Studies and Feminist Research, CRC

Oct 22, 2010 May 31, 2011

Tier II Canada Research Chair
Global Women’s Issues

Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research
Faculty of Arts and Humanities/ Faculty of Social Science
The University of Western Ontario

The Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research at Western invites applications from both Canadian and international candidates for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in the area of Global Women’s Issues, at the rank of probationary (tenure-track) Assistant or tenured Associate Professor, as qualifications and experience warrant, with a starting date of January 1, 2012 or later. Appointment to a faculty position will be conditional on the selected candidate being awarded a Canada Research Chair. In accordance with the regulations set for Tier II Canada Research Chairs, the candidate will hold a PhD (obtained within the last ten years), and will be an outstanding emerging scholar who has demonstrated innovation with the potential to achieve international recognition within five to ten years. The candidate must propose an original research program that will attract external funding and excellent graduate students. The candidate will work with the Office of Research Services to develop a proposal to be submitted with the Chair nomination to the CRC Secretariat in 2011. Please refer to the CRC website for detailed information about the Program at CRC

We seek a scholar whose work examines social structures, distributions, and effects of power, privilege, and systemic advantage in a global context, from a primarily social science research and teaching perspective and within the interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies appropriate to women’s studies and feminist research. Areas of specialization are not limited to but might include: gender and development, feminist postcolonial studies, health, gender and globalization, political/social/economic inequality, women and work.

The Department was established in 2006 and has 9 tenured and tenure track members, 45 affiliated members, and strong undergraduate and graduate (MA and PhD) programs. Current research and teaching strength and priorities are: Feminist Theory; Sexuality and Gender; Representation and Cultural Production; Equity and Social Structures; International Feminisms and Globalization; Health and Embodiment. The ideal candidate will mobilize established strengths in our department, be well positioned to participate actively in local, national and international research networks, expected to establish a competitive research program, and participate in teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels. For information about the Department see Women's Studies

Review of applications will commence on February 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application will include: a covering letter and curriculum vitae; up to three refereed publications; a teaching dossier; the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three referees; a description of a 5-7 year research plan; and a statement explaining how your background, experience and research accomplishments qualify you for this position. The application should be sent to:
Dr. Tracy Isaacs, Chair
Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research
Somerville House 2319
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario N6A 3K7 Canada

Positions are subject to budgetary approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

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