NCCROW Position Open

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From Laura Wolford, Tulane University

The Newcomb College Center for Research on Women (NCCROW) is searching for a visiting women’s historian for the 2011-2012 academic year. We are looking for a 20th century American historian with a preference for someone whose research focuses on women or girls in the Gulf South. We are especially but not exclusively interested in faculty whose research is intersectional, examining race, class, and sexuality, women and politics, women and second-wave feminist organizations, women and social movements, women’s higher education (especially Newcomb College), or Southern women’s organizing within national organizations. We are looking for a scholar who can help us facilitate students and scholars using the Newcomb Archives and bring the collection to a wider academic audience. The visitor would be required to:

1. Engage in a scholarly research project.

2. Teach one advanced history seminar out of his/her research (most likely spring of 2012)

3. Help NCCROW start a reading/works in progress group around women’s history in the Gulf south

4. Plan and organize one event for women’s history month

The position would pay $30,000 plus benefits. We are operating under the assumption that the person would have sabbatical funds or grant support for their research project and that this sum represents half salary.

Required qualifications

1. Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2011.

2. Experience doing archival research.

3. Academic course work and/or research on women’s history

Preferred qualifications

1. Knowledge of and research experience with the Newcomb Archives

2. Published research on women in the Gulf South

3. Experience with on-line historical platforms using original documents

4. Teaching experience in women’s studies

5. Participation in women’s history community

The Newcomb College Center for Research on Women is part of the Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University, New Orleans. Its mission is to preserve, document, produce and disseminate knowledge about women. Founded in 1975 at the behest of Newcomb College faculty and staff as the Newcomb Women’s Center, it was renamed in 1985 to reflect its emerging focus on research and teaching. It is one of ten interdisciplinary research centers at Tulane University. The Center is the oldest university-based women’s center in the Gulf South and is the only regional member of the National Council for Research on Women. It is a longtime institutional member of the National Women’s Studies Association. The National Council for Research on Women awarded it a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and CV by April 15, 2011 to:

Laura Wolford
Special Assistant to the Executive Director Newcomb College Center for Research on Women Tulane University
200 Caroline Richardson
New Orleans, LA 70118

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