Faculty Fellowship in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS): Call for Applications | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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Faculty Fellowship in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS): Call for Applications

With funding from the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, each year the Program will award a fellowship for a tenure-stream faculty member from A&S to conduct research on a topic related to gender/sexuality studies, teach one course in the Program, and participate actively in the research aspects of the Program. The selected faculty member will also receive a one-course release during the next AY.   

Because this fellowship aims to incorporate A&S tenure-stream faculty—and especially early- and mid-career faculty—into the Program, applicants will also teach a GSWS course during the year of the fellowship (at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level). Buy-out funds for the faculty member’s home department are available. A faculty member can teach a GSWS course in one semester, and take the course release in the other semester. Or, she/he/they could do both in the same semester. Faculty will also participate actively in the research activities of the Program, including organizing events (lectures, reading groups, workshops, etc.).

Interested faculty should send to Rachel Kranson, Acting Program Director (kranson@pitt.edu):

  • A brief description of a research project related to GSWS. This does not have to be a formal research proposal.
  • A title and very brief description of an interdisciplinary course (or of multiple courses) that could be taught in the Program. Applicants are welcome to consult with the Program Director about course ideas. Indicate which semester(s) a course could be taught (fall, spring, or either term). Please note that courses should be firmly in the area of gender/sexuality/women’s studies and should not be discipline-based courses that would routinely be taught in one’s home department. The course must focus on interdisciplinary approaches to gender, and be of interest to students from a variety of backgrounds and interests. The audience for such a course should include potential students from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Professional Schools.
  • At least one packet of OMETS, preferably from an advanced undergraduate course.
  • A CV.
  • A brief list of activities that the fellow would organized for an interdisciplinary audience (colloquium, reading groups, lectures, other events)

Applications are due via email by February 22, 2019. 

Interested faculty members should discuss their applications with their department chairs before submission. Fellows will be appointed by the Dean, as recommended by the Program Director, after consultation with a selection committee. Please note that this fellowship depends on availability of funds.

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