Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies (http://www.umass.edu/wost), an interdisciplinary department in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at University of Massachusetts Amherst, seeks an Associate Director for its Graduate Program. Appointed at Lecturer rank (non-tenure track, renewable position), the A.D. should have strong administrative skills and experience. Position included 2-2 teach load plus administrative responsibilities for student advising, mentoring, and professional development; recruitment on campus and nationally for the Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies and for a proposed Ph.D. program. The A.D. is responsible for development and maintenance of the Five College feminist faculty and student network, planning and implementation of events including a credit-bearing lecture series. Some summer work. Doctorate in WGSS-related work required by the hire start date. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives in educational environments. Hiring preferences: strong record in teaching, advising and research; experience in program development and administration, excellent communication skills, including with social media; self-starter with project management experience and ability to work with staff and faculty team. Review of applications will begin November 27, 2013 and continue until position is filled. Please apply to http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=44017 with a cover letter, cv, and three letters of reference. Letters of reference can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to: Chair of Search #R45568, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts, 208 Bartlett Hall, Amherst, MA 01003.
The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualification of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.
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