Women's Studies Dept Chair/Director - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The candidate will teach six credit hours per semester, provide curricular and administrative leadership, and contribute to the teaching mission of the Department. The Chair/Director will be responsible for all aspects of planning, coordination and assessment of the Institute for Women’s Studies and Services, including faculty and staff supervision, student advising, scholarly activities, University service, community outreach, academic and student affairs programming, and any additional duties assigned by the Dean. The Department Chair will represent the Department to the administrative officers of the School, University, and the community. The candidate will build a vital presence for feminist scholarship, collaborating with other departments to build an intellectual community which supports anti-oppression and social justice work on and off campus.


1. Envision future goals and objectives for the Institute for Women’s Studies and Services.

2. Supervise personnel issues for faculty, staff and undergraduate students.

3. Maintain and develop academic and student affairs programs.

4. Build a vital presence for feminist scholarship on campus.

5. Navigate the changing environment that influences Women’s Studies.

6. Be responsive to changing expectations, such as outcomes, assessments, program reviews, strategic plans, departmental guidelines, annual reports, and service on committees.

7. Maintain affirmative work in the recruitment and retention of women of color, faculty and students, curriculum transformation, building alliances with ethnic studies programs, and local ethnic community groups.

8. Build public support for Women’s Studies in the community.

9. Support social justice work.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a doctorate in Women’s Studies or closely related discipline in the humanities or social sciences with a strong emphasis on Women’s Studies; a distinguished record of scholarship and professional activities related to the field; plus at least one year administrative experience at the program or departmental level; and the ability to teach about ethnic minorities.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates will have a record of training and teaching in Women’s Studies. The ideal candidate will have successful management experience, including program review, assessment, financial management, grant writing, and the mentoring and professional development of faculty. A demonstrated record of community activities and an ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban population are very important.

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applciant you must apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Department Chair
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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