Post-Doc Fellowship in Women’s Studies (Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne)

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) invites applications for a post-doctoral teaching fellowship in Women’s Studies. The fellowship is a two-year appointment, contingent on positive evaluations from students and peers during the first year, as well as the curricular needs of the program. As part of the appointment, the fellow will teach a 3/3 course load, mentor undergraduate women’s studies majors, and contribute to the activities of the program. The fellow will receive office space, a travel stipend, and have full access to the Indiana University library system. The fellowship is equivalent to a full-time position and includes a competitive salary and benefits package.

Applicants must have earned their Ph.D. in women’s and/or gender studies or a closely related field after May 1, 2013, or plan to do so no later than August 15, 2016; completion of the degree is a requirement for taking up the fellowship appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in transnational feminism or queer studies.

For full consideration, applicants should provide a letter of interest, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, including sample syllabi and/or descriptions for courses they would be interested in teaching, including special topics courses relevant to their research area. The expectation is that the fellow will teach a range of courses, including introductory-level ones that contribute to IPFW’s general education curriculum and upper-level course designed for women’s studies majors. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching ans an interest in taking an active role in the student-centered culture of the program. All candidates who are interviewed will prepare a 45-60 minute instruction all student presentation.

Women’s Studies at IPFW is a small, but growing undergraduate program, with 20 majors, 20 minors and certificate students, a faculty director tenured in women’s studies, and 25 affiliated faculty and instructors. We are proud of our dedication to mentoring in its many forms: student-student, faculty-student, and faculty-faculty. The fellow will have the opportunity to work with faculty mentors and serve as mentor to students as well. In addition, the fellow who will have opportunities for professional development through Indiana University’s Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) and IPFW’s The Center for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT).

Review of applications will begin April 19, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.