JOB: Assoc/Full Prof of WS, Oregon State

The Women Studies Program at Oregon State University invites applications and nominations for a full-time 9-month Associate or Full Professor position with specific duties including teaching, advising, scholarship and service. We are seeking candidates with a commitment to women studies and excellence in teaching and scholarship, specializing in multiracial, Black, Chicana, Native American, and/or Asian American feminisms. Successful candidates will have a strong background in interdisciplinary feminist approaches and expertise in intersectional approaches to gender, race, class, sexuality and nationality, ability to teach both introductory women studies and courses within their areas of specialization, and be able to develop new curriculum in areas of multiracial feminisms. Successful candidates will also show a demonstrated commitment to advising and mentoring students of color in and out of the classroom and work collaboratively to create a positive impact on campus for people of color. In order to be hired with tenure, applicants must meet OSU’s requirements for teaching excellence, scholarly productivity, and service. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Effective: September 16, 2007.

The Women Studies Program:  The Women Studies Program at Oregon State University began in 1972 and has grown to include four fulltime lines and more than 50 Program faculty from across the University. We currently offer a minor and certificate at the undergraduate level, as well as a graduate minor. In the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, we offer primary and secondary areas in gender, race, & class, contemporary women’s issues, and global women’s issues. We enroll about 400 students per term in our courses, many of which meet University baccalaureate core requirements. We are in the process of proposing a major and hope, with the addition of this position, to propose an MA in women studies as well. website:

Required: Ph.D. or equivalent with expertise in Women Studies and specialization in multiracial, Black, Chicana, Native American and/or Asian American feminisms. Outstanding record of scholarship in Women Studies or related field. Experience teaching Women Studies or gender-focused undergraduate and graduate courses with expertise in intersections of gender, race, sexuality, class, and nationality. Ability to supervise graduate student research and to work with other faculty and students on interdisciplinary/collaborative projects. Cultural competencies in communities of color and extended experience working with students of color in and out of the classroom. A demonstrated commitment to women studies.

Preferred: Demonstrated commitment to diversity related service that links community and university initiatives with a focus on social justice; experience teaching large classes; involvement in professional organizations at the national and/or international levels; evidence of potential to secure external funding for teaching and/or research.
To apply:  Materials should be submitted by April 6, 2007, to receive full consideration. Please submit materials at . Questions can be referred to Susan Shaw, Director of Women Studies, at or Janet Lee, Chair, Search Committee, at Applications will be reviewed upon receipt of the following: letter of application, outlining teaching philosophy and qualifications for the position; curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and names and contact information for 5 references.

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