Purdue University, Director, Women’s Studies

Sep 11, 2011 Feb 01, 2012

The Women's Studies Program at Purdue University invites applications for the position of Director, effective July 1, 2012. We seek a visionary leader who will be able to move the program to the next level. Purdue University is a public, research intensive, land-grant university of about 40,000 students, located in a community of 167,000 people, midway between Chicago and Indianapolis. The Women's Studies Program, established in 1979, is an interdisciplinary academic program administratively housed in the College of Liberal Arts. The program's curriculum and scholarship are rooted in feminist theory. We offer strengths in race and ethnicity, global feminisms, and sexuality studies, as well as promoting women and gender studies in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and other disciplines across the university. The program has six joint-appointed faculty, an associate director, more than 40 affiliated faculty across the university, and nine graduate teaching assistants.

The appointment is 100% in Women's Studies with a tenure home in one of the academic departments of the College of Liberal Arts.

The successful candidate must be qualified for appointment with tenure and full professor rank in one of the following: Anthropology, English, Communication, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology, or Visual and Performing Arts.

Under the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, the Director will offer leadership to all aspects of Women's Studies program development and public engagement, supervise staff, teach one course per semester, and fulfill other academic duties such as mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, maintaining scholarly research, and serving on committees, including the College of Liberal Arts Council of Department Heads.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of approach to leadership and administration, and contact information for four references by December 1, 2011 to:
Professor Ellen Gruenbaum, Chair, Women's Studies Director Search Committee
c/o Ms. Julie Knoeller, or
Women's Studies Program
Beering Hall of Liberal Arts and Education, Room 6164
Purdue University
100 N. University St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Application review begins December 1, 2011, but applications will be accepted until a suitable applicant is hired. A background check will be required for employment in this Position.

Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity /Equal Access /Affirmative Action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

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