Director - Women & Gender Studies Program (Associate or Full Professor)

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Feb 04, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 7717

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The faculty search is for the Director of the Women and Gender Studies Program.  The Director performs program administration and supervision, advising, teaching, research, and guidance in area(s) of expertise as noted below.  Shares responsibility for committee and program assignments, and other functions as may be assigned.

The Women and Gender Studies Program is a dynamic program with over 80 majors. The program offers classes that fulfill college general education requirements as well as prepares students for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women and Gender Studies. The Director will have a reduced teaching load to compensate for administrative responsibilities. The selected candidate will be a scholar from the discipline of Anthropology or Psychology with a significant record of scholarship in gender, sexuality and science studies. Such work should highlight the intersections of gender, race, and sexuality and their historical, social, political and cultural contexts. Appointment to the position will be at the rank of associate or full professor with tenure. The candidate will be housed in a department for administrative purposes but all their teaching and administrative work will take place in the Women and Gender Studies Program.


A strong record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and a record demonstrating excellent teaching skills is required. Preference will be given to candidates with the following attributes: (1) doctorate degrees in Anthropology or Psychology required; (2) significant administrative experience as chair or program director of a women and gender studies program or department; (3) research and scholarship in gender, sexuality, and science; (4) excellent interpersonal skills; and (5) experience with fundraising for academic programs. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.



The search will remain open until the position is filled with review to begin February 1, 2014.  (Search reopened)


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