GSWS Faculty Fellowships

NOTE:  THE FACULTY FELLOWSHIP HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FOR 2021-22.

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 the Dietrich School to conduct research on a topic related to gender/sexuality studies, teach one course in the Program, and participate actively in the Program. The selected faculty member will also receive a one-course release as part of the fellowship.   

Because this fellowship aims to incorporate Dietrich School tenure-stream faculty—especially early- and mid-career faculty—into the Program, applicants will also teach a GSWS course during the year of the fellowship (at the advanced undergraduate or graduate 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 could do both in the same semester. Faculty will also participate actively in the Program and may collaborate with the program in organizing an event.

Interested faculty members should submit these materials to gsws@pitt.edu:

  • A brief description of a research project related to GSWS. This does not have to be a formal research proposal.
  • Titles and brief descriptions of an advanced undergraduate and a graduate course that the applicant would like to teach for GSWS. 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. Program needs will affect whether the undergraduate or graduate course will be offered.
  • At least one set of OMETS with student comments, preferably from an advanced undergraduate course
  • A CV

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.