The Center for Women's and Gender Studies (https://womensgenderstudies.wvu.edu/) at West Virginia University (WVU) seeks a strong leader to serve as Director. This is a tenured faculty position at the rank of Professor.
The Director is part of the leadership team of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. The Director will be expected to promote principles of shared faculty governance; foster a transparent culture that values and seeks input from all stakeholders; promote a culture of diversity and inclusion; facilitate professional development of faculty, staff, and students; guide the Center to increased research activity and competitiveness; and promote disciplinary and interdisciplinary programming and innovation. The Director will provide responsible and professional leadership in managing the day-to-day operational needs of the Center including fiscal management; hiring and supervision of staff; evaluating faculty; and allocating facilities and equipment for teaching, research, and service activities.
The Center offers a Graduate Certificate, a BA in Women's and Gender Studies, and undergraduate minors in Women's and Gender Studies and in LGBTQ+ Studies. The Center sees the field of Women's and Gender Studies as connected to critical race studies, transnational feminisms, queer studies, science studies, women's health, and related fields. The Center is a multidisciplinary unit focused on intersectional and cross-disciplinary connections across campus. The Center is committed to promoting equitable representation among faculty, staff, and students, and to encouraging student engagement in the community. The Center supports five graduate teaching assistants enrolled in the Graduate Certificate program and other programs across WVU. Faculty members also have appointments in the LGBTQ+ Center and the Departments of English and Geology and Geography. Additional Faculty Associates across WVU connect the Center to multiple disciplines and colleges.
WVU is a comprehensive land-grant university that enrolls 29,000 students. It is classified as
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.