University of North Carolina - Charlotte, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Program Director, Women's & Gender Studies
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|Location:||North Carolina, United States|
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte seeks a senior scholar to serve as the Program Director for the Women’s and Gender Studies Program beginning August 2014. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a discipline housed in the College and have a record of publication, teaching and service that merits the award of tenure at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
Required qualifications also include: a record of scholarship focused on gender and sexuality; the capacity to foster and mentor similar scholarship in other faculty; sufficient administrative experience to be able to manage a vibrant Women’s and Gender Studies Program, including the ability to develop a clear vision for sustained growth in scholarly and academic programs that will enable the transition to a major; a commitment to high-quality undergraduate and graduate education. The ability to foster relationships with relevant community organizations and experience in fund-raising and event planning are highly desirable.
The selected candidate will lead a strong program with an energetic core faculty and an enthusiastic student body that is committed to both academic excellence and programmatic vibrancy. The Women’s and Gender Studies Program offers an undergraduate minor and a graduate certificate in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. The Program has one quarter-time jointly appointed tenured faculty member, one full-time lecturer, 30 affiliated tenured or tenure-track faculty members, and several committed part-time lecturers. With approximately 200 minors and 20 students in the graduate certificate program, UNC Charlotte’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program is among the largest in the nation. Program faculty come from a wide range of departments and programs across the College and University. The Program oversees two lectures a year and is involved with an active learning community. The University has an active Feminist Union as well as LGBTQ and trans* groups for both undergraduate and graduate students.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive university, located in one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas on an expanding modern campus. One of the sixteen campuses in one of the oldest public university systems in the United States, UNC Charlotte offers over 26,000 culturally diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Charlotte’s metropolitan area is rich in cultural and racial diversity (over 40% Hispanic/Latino and African-American) and our faculty strives to reflect and interact positively with that population. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, physical sciences, and military sciences, as well as 8 research centers and institutes and 13 interdisciplinary programs. The College’s mission is to provide instruction to undergraduate and graduate students, advance knowledge through the research of faculty, and provide services to the university and community. The College promotes learning through multicultural, global and interdisciplinary understanding. The selected candidate should support this mission through the work of the Program.
The University of North Carolina Charlotte is a doctoral, research intensive university located in one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan areas. UNC Charlotte strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Therefore, we celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to, ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. AA/EOE employer: subject to Criminal Background Check. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States.
All applicants must apply on-line at https://jobs.uncc.edu. Please attach the following documents with your electronic submission: a cover letter describing qualifications, research focus, administrative experience, and approach to leadership, scholarship and teaching; a current and complete CV; and the names and contact information for three references.
Screening of applications will begin Friday, December 13, 2013. For more information, please contact the chair of the search committee, Kent Brintnall, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kent L. Brintnall, Associate Professor
Chair, Search Committee for Program Director
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223
|Primary Category:||Women, Gender, and Sexuality