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Associate Director, Center for Women’s Studies/Lecturer

University of North Alabama
Florence, Alabama (US)
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The University of North Alabama (UNA) invites applications for an Associate Director of the Center for Women’s Studies/Lecturer. This position is a nine-month, non-tenure-track appointment. The Associate Director oversees the daily operations of the Center for Women’s Studies (including administrative tasks) and works closely with the director in planning and implementing programs, exhibits, and activities sponsored by the center. Additionally, this position will teach a 3/2 course load. The course load includes teaching and developing new courses in the candidate's area of specialization, including online courses, courses for the Women’s Studies minor, and other courses as appropriate.  Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and participation in a student-centered culture. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Completion of a terminal degree in any of the disciplines within the College of Arts, Sciences, & Engineering by August 15, 2022 is required. Candidates with a specialization in women's & gender studies will be given priority.  Candidates with field specializations in the following are preferred: cinematic arts & theatre, criminal justice, music, fashion merchandising/design, interior architecture/design, or social work.  Applicants with a terminal degree and specialization(s) in a field closely-related to women's & gender studies will also be considered.

To view the complete job description and/or apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at Applications will only be accepted via this system.  Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, reference list with contact information for at least three professional/academic references, teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. sample syllabi, descriptions of courses the applicant would be interested in teaching; use attachment heading of Other Document 1, etc.) at the time of application.  In addition, this level of position requires the submission of a one-page diversity statement, the contents of which can be found here

Transcripts for all schools attended are also required for a faculty application packet to be considered complete. Electronic copies, if available, of unofficial transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc. Electronic copies of unofficial/official transcripts may also be requested from each school attended to be sent to [email protected]. If electronic copies of transcripts are unavailable, hard copies must be sent to: Human Resources, One Harrison Plaza, UNA Box 5043, Florence, AL, 35632 or brought to 601 Cramer Way, Room 226. Official transcripts must be sent directly to HR from the issuing school via email or postal mail to be considered official. Transcripts with a designation of “Issued to Student”, or with the student name listed as the recipient will not be considered official. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate prior to the start date of the appointment, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. If you attended UNA, please click here to fill out an online, electronic transcript request form. Your transcripts will be delivered to HR and we will upload them to your application packet at no charge to you. For questions, please email [email protected] or call 256-765-4291.

UNA is a regional, doctoral-level, state-assisted institution of higher education located in Florence, Alabama and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. UNA was named one of America’s “Great Colleges to Work For in 2020” by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation’s premier publication for professionals in the academic world.  With an enrollment of over 8,500 students, UNA offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through four academic colleges: arts, sciences, and engineering; business and technology; education and human sciences; and nursing and health professions. UNA is one of the most picturesque college campuses in Alabama, occupying a 130-acre pedestrian-friendly campus in Florence’s historic district, on the banks of the Tennessee River.   Florence, along with adjacent towns, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia make up an area known as the “Shoals”, with a rich culinary, historical, and musical heritage, along with a thriving arts movement.  The University’s diverse faculty and staff enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package and are supported in their professional and career endeavors through encouraged participation in conferences, research opportunities, and various other types of professional development.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed.  UNA is a smoke-free campus.


Established in 1830 as LaGrange College, the University of North Alabama has a rich history including the distinction of being the first state-supported teachers college in the South. The school's 130-acre campus is located in the historic district of Florence, Alabama, on the Tennessee River. Students come from around the country and world, but UNA is largely a regional university with about 70% of students coming from Alabama. Students can choose from more than 60 majors with professional fields in business, education, and nursing being most popular. Academic programs are supported by a 23 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 25. On the athletic front, the UNA Lions compete in the NCAA Division I ASUN Conference. If you visit campus, be sure to check out Leo II, the campus's resident African lion.

"As a regional, state-assisted institution of higher education, the University of North Alabama pursues its Mission of engaging in teaching, research, and service in order to provide educational opportunities for students, an environment for discovery and creative accomplishment, and a variety of outreach activities meeting the professional, civic, social, cultural, and economic development needs of our region in the context of a global community."

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