POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Director, Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) and Associate or Full Professor at the U of Oregon

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Position: Director for the Center for the Study of Women in Society and tenured associate or full professor. Three-year renewable appointment as CSWS Director beginning as early as September 2008. The Director’s academic appointment will be .5 FTE in CSWS and .5 FTE in an appropriate department, program, and/or college. See http://csws.uoregon.edu/home/intro.shtml for full description of CSWS, a multidisciplinary research center that generates, supports, and disseminates research on women and gender. As CSWS Director, the successful applicant will administer Center activities in these three areas and pursue an active research agenda. The CSWS Director works closely with an interdisciplinary Executive Committee and 3-5 Center staff. CSWS is supported by an endowment and by funds generated through grants and fundraising and has an annual operating budget of about $600,000.

To date, a list of potential academic tenure-home units includes anthropology; art history; arts and administration; counseling psychology; English, ethnic studies; geography; Germanic languages and literatures;history; journalism; law; planning, public policy, and management; political science, psychology; sociology; women’s and gender studies. Qualifications: Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree for your discipline (such as J.D., Ed.D.); evidence of excellence in research and teaching on women and gender; familiarity with the breadth of feminist scholarship and theory; demonstrable appreciation of interdisciplinary scholarship, of interconnections among gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexual identity, and of the internationalization of gender research. Significant administrative experience, and/or record of securing support for academic research or programs inside or outside academia preferred.

Applicants should include a letter describing relevant research, teaching, administrative, and funding experience as well as future plans in these areas; curriculum vitae; copies of significant publications; evidence of teaching excellence; names of three people who could provide letters of reference.

Send materials to: CSWS Director Search, 340 Hendricks Hall, University of Oregon, Eugene OR 97403-1201
Review of materials will begin September 24, 2007. Search will remain open until a successful candidate is chosen. Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired.

–Caroline Forell
Clayton R. Hess Professor of Law, University of Oregon School of Law: cforell@uoregon.edu

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