Feminist Theory and Gender Studies

A blog to facilitate the communication of the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section (FTGSS) of the International Studies Association (ISA) concerning their research, activities, conferences, and thoughts.

Friday, May 20, 2005

ISA seeks new editor for International Studies Review; Contact Ann Tickner

Dear FTGSS members,

Ann Tickner sends us this note:

You will note in the ISA Newlsetter that there is a call for new editors for the International STudies REview. If you can think of any women/FTGS people (probably would need to be US based) let me know. It requires quite a bit of institutional support so editor(s) has to be housed at a university that could provide that. Look at the call on the ISA website for more details.

The call from the ISA webpage is copied below:

International Studies Review Seeks New Editor

The Publications Committee of the International Studies Association will make a recommendation to the ISA Governing Council regarding the assignment of editorial duties for the International Studies Review at the 2006 annual meeting (a mission statement for the journal can be accessed at www.isanet.org/pubisa.html#isr). New editorial appointments will be approved at that meeting for editor(s) who will serve for a five year term beginning January 1, 2008. (It is assumed that there will be transitional duties during 2007). ISA will provide a subvention to the Editor(s) of approximately $30,000 annually to support the editorial project. Questions about the process of selecting the editor(s), or the editorial duties involved, may be addressed to the Chair of the Publications Committee, James Lee Ray, at james.l.ray@vanderbilt.edu, or (615) 322-6235. Applications from individuals or editorial teams will be considered. Applications should be submitted to James Lee Ray, ISA Publications Committee Chair, Department of Political Science, P.O. Box 8263, Station B, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235. Applications should be received no later than September 30, 2005, although applications will be accepted until an appointment is recommended by the committee. Earlier applications are encouraged, and will be evaluated as they arrive. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. ISA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Dr. Tickner's email address is tickner@usc.edu

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Job announcement!

Associate Director of Women’s and Gender Studies

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University’s interdisciplinary Women’s and Gender Studies Program seeks a Senior Lecturer who will also be appointed as Associate Director in the program for a renewable three-year contract, beginning in the 2006-2007 academic year. The position includes administrative and teaching duties, including five courses per academic year. As well as providing general support and guidance to the program director, the Associate Director is responsible for coordinating the speaker series, editing the newsletter, advising and mentoring students, and coordinating the internship program.

The ideal candidate will hold a degree in Women’s and/or Gender Studies or a related discipline; ABDs are welcome to apply, Ph.D. required no later than July 1, 2006. Demonstrated experience teaching women’s and/or gender studies courses and some administrative experience preferred. Although this is not a tenure-track position, we are interested in candidates with active research agendas. While any area of scholarship related to women’s and gender studies is welcome, we are in particular need of faculty in the area of global feminism, broadly conceived.

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program is both the public face and nexus of feminist and gender scholarship at Vanderbilt University, and as such serves multiple functions. It is staffed by a Director, an Associate Director, a Program Assistant, and student workers. In addition, Women’s and Gender Studies is guided by a Steering Committee appointed by the Director and also benefits from the advice, support, and research and teaching activities of 75 affiliated faculty members drawn from across campus, as well as significant support from the university administration.

Please forward letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabus, teaching evaluations if available, and contact information for three references to:

Monica J. Casper, Director

Women’s and Gender Studies Program

VU Station B, #350086

2301 Vanderbilt Place

Nashville, TN 37235

Direct inquiries to monica.casper@vanderbilt.edu; please do not telephone the program.

For additional information, visit our website at www.vanderbilt.edu/womens-studies

Review of Applications begins August 1, 2005 and continues until the position is filled.

PLEASE NOTE that Dr. Casper will be available for informal discussions/interviews at the NWSA Conference in Orlando. If you wish to meet with her there, send an email to the above address before June 1, 2005.