Director of Women's Studies, Purdue University

Director of Women’s Studies Program
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana

The Women’s Studies Program at Purdue University invites applications for the position of Director, effective August, 2006. The Women’s Studies Program, established in 1979, is an interdisciplinary academic program in the College of Liberal Arts. The program offers an undergraduate major and minor and a graduate minor curriculum. Courses are offered in feminist theory; interdisciplinary studies in sexualities; gender and multiculturalism; and global feminism, as well as a variety of specialized and advanced courses in areas of faculty interest. The program currently has eight joint-appointed faculty and more than 40 affiliated faculty and has received strong support from the College of Liberal Arts.

The appointment is for Full Professor, 50% Women’s Studies and 50% tenure home in one of the following departments within the College of Liberal Arts: Communication; English; Foreign Languages and Literatures; Health & Kinesiology; History; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology and Anthropology; and Visual and Performing Arts. The successful candidate will hold the Ph.D. and have a distinguished record of feminist scholarship and teaching, and experience in administration, especially in women’s studies or other interdisciplinary programs. All fields of specialization are welcome, including areas such as critical race theory, transnational feminisms, queer theory, or performance studies. The candidate will also share the program’s commitment to interdisciplinary studies and diversity issues.

Responsibilities: Lead, administer, and develop the program’s curricula, courses, faculty and staff. Manage and develop budget and other resources. Oversee public programming, public relations, and other program activities. Coordinate with other interdisciplinary programs, departments, and university units. Teach one undergraduate or graduate course per semester, maintain scholarly research, direct and advise graduate and undergraduate students, and fulfill faculty service responsibilities

Send: Letter of application; curriculum vitae; two articles or recent examples of scholarship; and contact information for four references
To: Professor Susan Curtis, Chair
Search Committee
Interdisciplinary Studies
Beering Hall of Liberal Arts and Education, Room 1289
Purdue University
100 N. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

For further information:
Women’s studies Program Office, tel. 765-494-6295; fax 765-496-7288
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Application review begins December 1, 2005 , but applications will be accepted until a suitable applicant is hired.

Purdue is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer and encouraged applications from women and minorities.