Internal Scholar-in-Residence

Strengthening Gender Studies Faculty

GS office

The Gender Studies Program launched our Internal Scholar-in-Residence program in 2019 to help our senior faculty enrich their research and teaching in Gender Studies.

The Internal Scholar-in-Residence collaborates with the Director and  Associate Director on programming initiatives, and also serves as a close colleague with the Postdoctoral Fellow in a mutual relationship that promises career mentorship for the postdoctoral scholar and increased familiarity with the contemporary field of gender/feminist/sexuality studies for the more senior Internal Scholar-in-Residence.

During their year of residence, the Internal Scholar-in-Residence teaches one course originating in Gender Studies and receives relief from teaching another course in their home department in exchange for teaching, mentoring, and/or programming service to Gender Studies. Specific responsibilities are determined in consultation with the Director and Associate Director, as well as in relation to the final candidate’s profile and interests, but may include developing one or more courses in targeted subject areas, teaching one of Gender Studies’ core courses, and/or developing and coordinating a specific program initiative. To participate fully in the life of the Program, the Scholar-in-Residence is expected to work primarily from the Gender Studies office for the term of their teaching commitment and to be regularly available for meetings with Gender Studies staff, faculty, and students.

Apply to be an Internal Scholar-in-Residence

We welcome applications from tenured faculty who are Concurrent or Affiliated with the Notre Dame Gender Studies Program. The position is contingent on approval from the candidate’s department chair and the Dean of the College of Arts & Letters.

Applications must be submitted before noon on the 2nd Friday in November.

Please submit application packets to the Director of the Gender Studies Program via email. Packets must include:

  • A cover letter that addresses the applicant’s interest in gender and/or sexuality studies, as well as their proposed teaching, mentoring, and/or programming work for the residence year
  • A current CV
  • A brief statement from the applicant’s department chair indicating their approval of the course release.

2021–2022 Internal Scholar-in-Residence

Michael Rea, Professor, Philosophy