Director of Womens, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
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Director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS)
Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Furman University seeks an inaugural professor and director of
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) to build and develop
outstanding curricular and co-curricular teaching, research, and
community engagement on women, gender, and sexuality at Furman and
in the surrounding Greenville, SC community.
We are seeking a visionary and engaging leader who holds a Ph.D. in
a humanities, social science, or relevant academic field with a
strong record of interdisciplinary and intersectional
research/teaching on women's, gender, and sexuality studies;
demonstration of effective teaching and mentoring; evidence of
committed professional, campus, and community leadership; and
expression of an innovative vision for the future of WGSS at
Furman. Appointment will be at the rank of full professor (or
advanced associate, with extensive relevant experience) within a
department appropriate to the successful candidate's field of
study. Please visit the WGSS website at https://www.furman.edu/academics/women-gender-sexuality-studies/
for more information.
The professor and director will lead existing academic and
co-curricular collaborations and facilitate new interdisciplinary
initiatives and community partnerships. Candidates should exhibit
advanced program-building skills and effective interpersonal
skills, including the ability to collaborate with individuals and
groups from various identities, cultures, and backgrounds. Scholars
with strong leadership experience in policy, practical, and/or
activist realms, in global and local contexts, are encouraged to
- Create and direct activities and programming of the WGSS
program in coordination with other university partners, such as the
Center for Inclusive Communities, the Diversity-Equity-Inclusion
Committee, LGBTQ+ Affairs Subcommittee, the Furman Humanities
Center, and student organizations.
- Serve as an advocate for the WGSS program with senior
leadership and advance the University's commitment to anti-racism,
equity, inclusion, and accessibility through high-impact
initiatives and strategic collaborations; supervise and mentor
faculty and staff within the WGSS program; and facilitate
professional development and program
- Coordinate curricular matters such as course schedules, degree
audits, major/minor recruitment and advising; and maintain program
- Design and teach courses in their area of expertise and lead
curricular development in ways that advance existing WGSS
offerings, including but not limited to: critical race feminisms,
transnational feminisms, queer and sexuality studies, trans
studies, immigration and human rights, gender-based violence, and
- Participate in academic conferences and symposiums to
critically engage with other scholars in women, gender, and
The successful WGSS director will also:
- Take initiatives to centralize diffused areas on campus that
- Apply for internal and external grants to support the WGSS
- Support and mentor students, with respect for the integrity of
their individual paths.
- Bring together scholars and students to engage in and
disseminate publicly facing research that focuses on gender
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should include the following documents as a single PDF in the order
listed: letter of interest, C.V. diversity statement, and complete
contact information for three references. The diversity statement
should describe how the candidate might contribute to a liberal
arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as
one of its core values.
Application deadline is October 15, 2022.
Job Posting End Date (if date is blank, posting is open
To apply, visit https://furman.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Furman_Careers/job/Main-Campus/Director-of-Women-s--Gender--and-Sexuality-Studies--WGSS-_R001746
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create a community of people representing a multiplicity of
identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief,
sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background,
ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of
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