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Chair Department of Women's and Gender Studies/ Professor

Employer
University of South Carolina
Location
Capitol, SC
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Posting Number:
FAC00191PO23
Advertised Title:
Chair Department of Women's and Gender Studies/ Professor
Campus:
Columbia
College/Division:
College of Arts and Sciences
Department:
CAS Women's Studies
Advertised Salary Range:
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
Part/Full Time:
Part Time
Hours per Week:
40
Position Category:
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis :
9 months
Work County:
Richland
Tenure Information:
Tenure-Track/Tenured
Job Search Category:
Faculty
About University of South Carolina:
From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor's degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service - helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.
Inclusive Excellence Statement:
At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.
Advertised Job Summary:
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina (USC) invites applications and nominations for a faculty position (Associate or full Professor) as Chair of the Department of Women's and Gender Studies to begin July 1, 2024. The faculty position will be on a 9-month pay basis, converted to an 11-month pay basis as Department Chair.

Celebrating our 50th anniversary this year, Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) began as an interdisciplinary program and achieved departmental status in 2022. With an unwavering commitment to social justice, WGST at USC has been at the forefront of advancing gender equity by fostering inclusivity, empowerment, and critical thinking on and beyond our campus. We offer an undergraduate major, an undergraduate minor, and a graduate certificate. As we transition to full department status, we seek a candidate who will bring vision and energy to help us build, grow, and thrive. Our next chair will have the unique opportunity to shape the department's future.

The successful candidate will be a tenured associate or full professor with a strong record of leadership and scholarly achievement, plus a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate will also engage with and further develop existing community partnerships.

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor's degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service - helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. The University does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age,
color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

Required Education and Experience:
The position requires a PhD in Women's and Gender Studies or a related field, plus years of academic experience consistent with academic policy and criteria for the respective rank, by the start date of employment.
Desired Start Date:
07/01/2024
Job Open Date:
10/06/2023
Open Until Filled:
Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant:
Applicants must apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/154379. Applications must include a cover letter, CV, and contact information for at least 3 references. Nominations and questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Susan Courtney (courtney@sc.edu). Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2023. The position will remain open until it is filled.This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.
Quicklink for Posting:
https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/154379
EEO Statement:
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender (including transgender), gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDs status, military status, national origin, pregnancy (false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, childbirth, recovery therefrom or related medical conditions, breastfeeding), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other bases under federal, state, local law, or regulations.

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