05 October 2010

Vacancy: Associate Professor of Women's Studies, Texas Woman's University

Post date: 05 October 2010
Associate Professor of Women's Studies, Texas Woman's University, Department of Women's Studies

The Department of Women's Studies at Texas Woman's University welcomes applications for the position of Associate Professor of Women's Studies starting in Fall 2011. Primary responsibilities include teaching graduate seminars in areas of specialization, teaching Introduction to Women's Studies for the undergraduate core curriculum, and directing graduate student research. Other responsibilities may include advising students, supervising graduate teaching assistants, serving on graduate committees, participating on program and university committees, and actively participating in program development. Scholarly productivity in the form of publications and presentations is expected.

A Ph.D. with at least 18 graduate credit hours in Women's Studies or extensive research in Women's Studies is required at the time of appointment. Candidates must demonstrate a clearly defined scholarly research agenda appropriate to the rank. Preferred qualifications include previous experience working with diverse student populations, teaching experience in Women's Studies, knowledge of multicultural issues, and interest in electronic course delivery. A commitment to the transdisciplinary, multicultural mission of the program is vital.

Candidates for this position will receive consideration for tenure.

The Department of Women's Studies offers a new Ph.D. degree, the M.A. degree, a Graduate Certificate, and an undergraduate minor. Approximately 1,800 undergraduate students per year take courses in the program for University core curriculum credit. Currently there are approximately fifty masters and nine doctoral students enrolled in the graduate program, which offers courses on U.S. women of colors, feminist/womanist theories, epistemologies, feminist pedagogies, qualitative research methods, ecofeminism, spiritual activism, and other topics. Members of the Women's Studies faculty maintain strong collaborative working relationships across the university. Further information about the department is available at http://www.twu.edu/as/ws.

All applications will be held in strict confidence and will be accepted until the positions are filled. Please submit via email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample syllabus, a writing sample (maximum 25 pages), and three letters of recommendation to facultyjobs@twu.edu. Applicants must include "Associate Professor, Women's Studies, Job Code - 10ASWSP03," in the email Header or Subject line. References should include the position/job code and candidate's name in the subject line. The position will remain open until filled.

For further information about the positions, contact:
Dr. Claire L. Sahlin, Chair
Department of Women's Studies
Texas Woman's University
P.O. Box 425557
Denton, Texas 76204-5557
Email: csahlin@twu.edu

Texas Woman's University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. Women's Studies is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, which has thirty percent of TWU's graduate and undergraduate population of over 14,000. TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 100,500), located 45 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This metroplex, the nation's ninth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at http://www.twu.edu/.

Texas Woman's University strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate. Texas Woman's University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, or against qualified disabled persons. All positions at Texas Woman's University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks.

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