Appalachian State University, Interdisciplinary Studies
Associate/Full Professor and Director of Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||North Carolina, United States|
|Position:||Associate Professor, Director, Full Professor, Tenure Track Faculty|
Position Title: Director, Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies
Location: Boone, NC
Tenure Status: Tenure Track with Administrative Duties
Rank: Associate or Full Professor
Position Number: 068711
Department: Interdisciplinary Studies - 250450
- A PhD in GWS or related field
- Evidence of:
- leadership in an academic program or department
- outstanding and active research, teaching, and service contributions to Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies appropriate for appointment at the rank of Advanced Associate or Full Professor
- commitment to shared governance
- leadership promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education
- GWS program advocacy and recruitment of majors and minors
Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
In addition to teaching in the candidate’s area of specialization, the program has teaching needs in Global Women’s Issues, Feminist Theories, and Sex, Gender, Power.
Description of the Department or Unit
Description of the GWS Program:
Appalachian’s GWS program is an interdisciplinary program housed in the IDS Department. It is the oldest GWS program in the University of North Carolina system and the second-oldest in North Carolina. In addition to the Director, the program has 4 standing faculty (one of whom is full time in GWS) and many faculty affiliates from departments and colleges across campus. It offers innovative courses and 4 undergraduate degree programs (a BA in GWS and minors in GWS, LGBT Studies, and Girls Studies) and a graduate certificate. More information about the program can be found on the GWS program website.
Description of the IDS Department:
The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies is one of 17 departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. IDS has16 faculty members, 120 undergraduate majors, and 20 graduate students. We offer BAs in Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies and Global Studies; a BA and BS in Interdisciplinary Studies; an MA in Appalachian Studies; and 13 interdisciplinary minors. IDS also houses the premier first year experience at App State, the Watauga Residential College, a living-learning community. Further details can be found at the IDS Department website.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Schedule GWS courses
- Recruit qualified faculty to teach courses
- Student advising, outreach, and retention
- Schedule and facilitate GWS faculty meetings
- Coordinate GWS committees
- Mentor faculty
- Coordinate GWS assessment
- Manage operating budget and foundation accounts under the charge of the IDS Department Chair
- Manage program communication (email, website, social media, etc.)
- Lead strategic planning discussions
- Attend IDS department meetings and participate on IDS department committees
- Provide regular input to the IDS Department Chair
- Hire and supervise a 20-hour GA
- Advocate for the GWS program
- Coordinate campus-wide GWS co-curricular programming
Type of PositionFull Time PositionAppointment Type1.0Number Of Months Per Year9Physical Demands of Position
Typical physical demands of classroom and educational environments in a professional position at a university.
Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
Posting Date11/16/2022Closing Date
Open Until FilledYesEvaluation of Applications Begins12/16/2022Proposed Date of Hire07/01/2023Suggested Salary RangeSalary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.Special Instructions to Applicants
For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University’s job board:
- a letter of application detailing:
- relevant leadership experience and philosophy
- teaching experience in GWS
- recruitment success in GWS
- evidence of promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion
- a current CV
- a statement detailing the candidate’s research accomplishments in GWS
- the names and contact information of three references
Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.
Disability Accommodation Information
Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
Director of Human Resources/EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
ADA/504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.
We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.
We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.
Background Check Statement
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Eligibility for Employment
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
Search Co-Chair Names: Jeanne Dubino and Kim Q. Hall
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|Primary Category:||Women, Gender, and Sexuality