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Gloria Steinem ’56 Endowed Chair in Women and Gender Studies at Smith College

Employer
Smith College
Location
Northampton, MA

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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Four-Year Institution

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Gloria Steinem ’56 Endowed Chair in Women and Gender Studies at Smith College

Location:
Northampton, MA
Open Date:
Sep 6, 2022
Close Date:
Feb 15, 2023
Description:

Extended Review by date

Smith College invites applications for the inaugural Gloria Steinem ’56 Endowed Chair in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender. We seek a senior scholar of women, gender and/or sexuality studies with a focus on race and/or indigeneity in any region of the world. The successful applicant will join the Program for the Study of Women and Gender with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Successful candidates should be prepared to engage actively with diverse students across the liberal arts. This position also offers the opportunity to participate in the Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism project, an award-winning joint venture of Smith College and Duke University Press.

This is a search for a senior and tenured appointment to begin on July 1, 2023. Teaching responsibilities will regularly include 200 and 300-level courses in the professor’s specialization, as well as contributions to the Study of Women and Gender Program’s core curriculum, including annually teaching the introductory course.  We eagerly anticipate creative curriculum development in and across the successful candidate’s fields.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here: https://www.smith.edu/about-smith/provost/faculty-development.  The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Program for the Study of Women and Gender may be found at www.smith.edu/academics/swg

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Application Instructions:

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/113026 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a list of recently-taught courses), a diversity/inclusion statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Finalists will be asked for writing samples, syllabi and teaching evaluations. Review of applications until position is filled. Please address questions about the position to Carrie Baker at [email protected] 


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Working at Smith College 

Founded in 1871, Smith College is the nation's largest liberal arts college for women. The reputation of the College as one of the finest in the country holds strong because of the dedicated work of our staff, faculty, and administration. We are a diverse group bringing to our community different talents, perspectives, and experiences. Our strength arises from this diversity and is sustained by a community value of providing an outstanding educational environment for our nearly 2,700 students. Smith College is located in Northampton, a lively town of 30,000 in the Connecticut River valley of western Massachusetts.

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