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Associate Professor

Employer
Furman University
Location
Greenville County, SC
Closing date
Aug 9, 2022

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Director of Womens, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS)

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Job Title:
Director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS)

Job Family:
Furman Faculty

Full-Time/Part-Time:
Full time

Compensation Grade:
FAC

Pay Type:
Salary

Department:
Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

Job Summary:
Furman University seeks an inaugural professor and director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) to build and develop outstanding curricular and co-curricular teaching, research, and community engagement on women, gender, and sexuality at Furman and in the surrounding Greenville, SC community.

Job Description:

We are seeking a visionary and engaging leader who holds a Ph.D. in a humanities, social science, or relevant academic field with a strong record of interdisciplinary and intersectional research/teaching on women's, gender, and sexuality studies; demonstration of effective teaching and mentoring; evidence of committed professional, campus, and community leadership; and expression of an innovative vision for the future of WGSS at Furman. Appointment will be at the rank of full professor (or advanced associate, with extensive relevant experience) within a department appropriate to the successful candidate's field of study. Please visit the WGSS website at https://www.furman.edu/academics/women-gender-sexuality-studies/ for more information.

The professor and director will lead existing academic and co-curricular collaborations and facilitate new interdisciplinary initiatives and community partnerships. Candidates should exhibit advanced program-building skills and effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate with individuals and groups from various identities, cultures, and backgrounds. Scholars with strong leadership experience in policy, practical, and/or activist realms, in global and local contexts, are encouraged to apply.

Primary responsibilities:
  • Create and direct activities and programming of the WGSS program in coordination with other university partners, such as the Center for Inclusive Communities, the Diversity-Equity-Inclusion Committee, LGBTQ+ Affairs Subcommittee, the Furman Humanities Center, and student organizations.
  • Serve as an advocate for the WGSS program with senior leadership and advance the University's commitment to anti-racism, equity, inclusion, and accessibility through high-impact initiatives and strategic collaborations; supervise and mentor faculty and staff within the WGSS program; and facilitate professional development and program evaluation/assessment.
  • Coordinate curricular matters such as course schedules, degree audits, major/minor recruitment and advising; and maintain program budgets.
  • Design and teach courses in their area of expertise and lead curricular development in ways that advance existing WGSS offerings, including but not limited to: critical race feminisms, transnational feminisms, queer and sexuality studies, trans studies, immigration and human rights, gender-based violence, and disability studies.
  • Participate in academic conferences and symposiums to critically engage with other scholars in women, gender, and sexuality studies.


The successful WGSS director will also:
  • Take initiatives to centralize diffused areas on campus that promote WGSS.
  • Apply for internal and external grants to support the WGSS program.
  • Support and mentor students, with respect for the integrity of their individual paths.
  • Bring together scholars and students to engage in and disseminate publicly facing research that focuses on gender justice.


Application deadline is October 15, 2022.

Education Requirements:
Doctorate (Required)

Certification Requirements:

Job Posting End Date (if date is blank, posting is open ended):

To apply, visit https://furman.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Furman_Careers/job/Main-Campus/Director-of-Women-s--Gender--and-Sexuality-Studies--WGSS-_R001746

Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.

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