Connecticut College, Dept. of Gender and Women’s Studies, Fuller-Matthai Chair

Oct 02, 2015 Nov 13, 2015

The Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS) Department at Connecticut College seeks qualified applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level to fill the Fuller-Matthai Chair, beginning July 1, 2016. The person who occupies this position will chair the department beginning in their second year. For information, visit GWS ConnecticutGWS

The successful candidate will lead the department through a dynamic period of growth and innovation. This is an opportunity to contribute to re-envisioning the GWS program at a time when the College is simultaneously engaged in revising its curriculum, with an eye to strengthening its focus on inter-disciplinarity and global and local engagement. The Department, which shares space with the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity, is seeking to extend and deepen its role as an intellectual hub for feminist and critical identity studies, drawing together the deep resources already existing at the College.

Research and teaching foci in any of the following areas are welcomed: feminisms or womanisms, intersectional theory and practice, transnational or critical global studies, sexuality studies, disability studies, and/or social justice.

The normal course load at Connecticut College is five courses per year; there is one course remission for chairing the department. An endowed research fund is attached to Fuller-Matthai Chair. The College has a generous sabbatical policy and other supports for research. Visit Connecticut .

We seek an advanced associate or full professor with substantial experience directing a small department, program, Center or other relevant experience. A Ph.D. is required. Preference will be given to applicants with an interdisciplinary degree and to those with extensive experience in, or working with, GWS departments. We are especially interested in candidates with ideas for program-building and forging connections with other departments, centers and scholars across campus and who provide evidence of successful intellectual leadership. Applicants must have made a significant research contribution to their field or fields and have an ongoing research program that extends critical feminist inquiry at the intersections of gender and sexuality with race, class, nation, religion, disability and a range of social justice issues.

Candidates should enjoy working and teaching in an interdisciplinary small liberal arts college environment. We seek evidence of experience with successful leadership, engagement in service, teaching relevant to GWS, and mentoring of junior faculty. Preference will be given to those who have served as a department chair.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity.

Review of applications will begin on October 15 and will continue until the position is filled; we will be interviewing potential candidates at the National Women’s Studies Association Meetings in Milwaukee, November 15 – 17, 2015. Campus interviews will be conducted in late November and early December. A letter of application in which you detail how your research agenda, teaching and leadership experience fit with the job description, the department and the College should be addressed to Candace Howes, Chair.

All application materials, which will include the application letter, a current CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations, a recent article-length writing sample, and 3 letters of reference, must be submitted through Interfolio at Apply

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