Department Chair of Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies at Texas Woman’s University

Located in the culturally vibrant town of Denton, Texas, the Department of Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) invites applications for department chair at the rank of associate or full professor to begin summer 2019. TWU, a historically women’s institution, is ranked as one of the top ten universities with the most diverse student populations and is recognized as a Hispanic-serving institution. TWU is located within the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex, which is home to multiple organizations that address issues such as reproductive justice, racial injustices, homelessness, transphobia, environmental justice, prison reform, and immigration reform. The Department of Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies has developed an exciting transdisciplinary curriculum that engages the diverse community at TWU and in the larger DFW area by critically applying feminist/womanist scholarship on behalf of social justice. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. with at least 18 graduate credit hours in Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) and/or have published extensively in the field. Candidates should also currently hold a position at the rank of associate or full professor, with administrative experience as department chair or program director, and experience teaching graduate and/or advanced undergraduate students in WGS and/or related fields. The successful candidate will value shared governance and collaboration while providing leadership and management for multiple degree programs in a transdisciplinary, multicultural environment. We seek a scholar who has an integrated approach to research, teaching, and service. While we welcome all areas of expertise, we prefer that the candidate is engaged with and has an intersectional approach to one or more of the following areas: women of color feminisms, womanist thought, feminist/womanist pedagogies, critical race theory feminisms, transnational and postcolonial feminisms, imperialism, settler colonialism, disability studies, LGBTQ+ feminisms, and queer theory. UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION: The Department of Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies offers a Ph.D. degree, a M.A. degree, a Graduate Certificate, and an undergraduate minor. Approximately 1,800 undergraduate students each year take courses in the department for university core curriculum credit. Currently there are approximately 50 students enrolled in the department's graduate programs and 70 minors. Department faculty maintain strong collaborative working relationships across the university and emphasize excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Further information about the department is available at Texas Woman's University, with over 15,000 students, occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This metroplex, the nation's fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theater companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at Texas Woman's University, an AA/EEO employer, supports diversity. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. All positions at Texas Woman's University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks. TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, and names with email address and phone numbers of three references via email to Email header or subject line must include job title: Associate Professor/Professor and Chair, and job code number IRC12675. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

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