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Visiting Associate Director of Gender Studies position

May 27, 2016 • Categories: Students and Alumni

The Gender Studies Program at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a Visiting Associate Director at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professional Specialist. This is a one-year appointment. Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary academic program in the College of Arts and Letters, and offers a primary and supplementary major and minor for undergraduate students as well as a minor for graduate students. Information on the program can be found at http://genderstudies.nd.edu/.

The Associate Director (AD) duties involve assisting the Director and Steering Committee with overseeing and promoting the program, including representing Gender Studies on committees and at events, communicating with donors, and collaborating on programming with sponsoring units. Additionally, the AD coordinates the Gender Studies’ Teaching Apprenticeship program; administers undergraduate research grants and writing competitions; coordinates the book club and biennial undergraduate conference; and serves as faculty mentor to Gender Studies’ student organizations, including the honor society. The Associate Director also serves as Gender Studies’ Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), whose primary duties include teaching the required Introduction to Gender Studies course as well as an internship course, a senior thesis course, and one elective annually. The DUS is also responsible for recruiting and advising undergraduate majors and minors in Gender Studies, overseeing the undergraduate curriculum, tracking learning outcomes for majors, and working with the Program Coordinator on course scheduling.

The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. in gender or women’s studies or another appropriate discipline, with degree in hand by May 2016. Administrative experience and a demonstrated excellence in teaching and advising in gender or women’s studies are required. The best candidate will have superb communication and organizational abilities, demonstrate efficiency and initiative, and possess an ability to work both independently and collaboratively. A research program in gender or women’s studies is encouraged but not required.

The Search Committee’s deliberations will begin on June 15, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of application that speaks to the duties and qualifications noted above, as well as to why the candidate is interested in a position at the University of Notre Dame. Three letters of recommendation that comment on the applicant’s teaching, advising, and administrative abilities are also required. Applications and letters of recommendation should be addressed to Professor Mary Celeste Kearney, Director of Gender Studies, and submitted via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/35409  Application materials may be submitted beginning May 27, 2016. 

The University of Notre Dame, an international Catholic research university, is an equal opportunity educator and employer with strong institutional and academic commitments to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. The University particularly seeks candidates who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and teaching, and also an interest in contributing to the distinctive mission of a Catholic university. Information about Notre Dame, including the University’s mission statement, is available at http://www.nd.edu.

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration.  The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity.  Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

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