Associate Director, The Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
17 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
17 Aug 2020
Ref
JR00017139
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Job Profile Title

Associate Director B

Job Description Summary

The Associate Director of the Alice Paul Center works to develop strategic initiatives in public programming, research, curricular development, and outreach that strengthens both the Center and the academic program in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies.

Job Description

The Alice Paul Center (APC) fosters cutting-edge research on women, gender, and sexuality across the disciplines. The Center offers visiting scholar affiliations, provides research grants to Penn students and faculty, and sponsors public programming.

The Associate Director of the Alice Paul Center works closely with the Director of the Center and Program and the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies (GSWS) Associate Director to develop strategic initiatives in public programming, research, curricular development, and outreach that strengthen both the Center and the academic program in GSWS. Their duties focus on the following Center activities: planning and implementing programs, events, workshops and conferences for Penn students, faculty, and staff, as well as the broader community; hosting visiting scholars, artists, and professors of practice; supporting the research of visiting and affiliated faculty; and collaborating with the Director to write grants and raise funds to support the Center’s and affiliated faculty’s public programs and research projects.

The Associate Director teaches one course per academic year based on their areas of expertise and the curricular needs of GSWS. The Associate Director also serves as the Center’s liaison with other Penn academic and student life centers as well as with affiliated faculty in departments and schools across the university, in keeping with the GSWS program’s three intellectual priorities: LGBTQ studies, especially trans and queer studies; women of color feminisms; and transnational feminisms.

In conjunction with the Program Coordinator and GSWS Associate Director, they will also supervise and update the APC and GSWS websites, help design and plan event publicity, oversee the use of new media to communicate with our multiple audiences and affiliated communities, and supervise work study students. In addition, they will have opportunities to participate in ongoing research, including a leadership role in the Penn Trans Oral History Archive project.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement programs, events, workshops and conferences for Penn students, faculty, and staff, as well as the broader community;
  • Host visiting scholars, artists, and professors of practice; supports the research of visiting and affiliated faculty;
  • Collaborate with the Director to identify and write grants and raise funds to support the Center’s and affiliated faculty’s public programs and research projects.
  • Teach one course per academic year based on their areas of expertise and the curricular needs of GSWS.
  • Serve as the Center’s liaison with other Penn academic and student life centers as well as with affiliated faculty in departments and schools across the university, in keeping with the GSWS program’s three intellectual priorities: LGBTQ studies, especially trans and queer studies; women of color feminisms; and transnational feminisms.
  • Supervise and update the APC and GSWS websites, help design and plan event publicity, oversee the use of new media to communicate with our multiple audiences and affiliated communities.Supervise work study students.
  • Participate in ongoing research when the opportunity arises, including a leadership role in the Penn Trans Oral History Archive project.
  • Attend meetings and GSWS and APC events as needed and/or required.
  • Other duties and assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful applicant must have a PhD; academic and or practical experience in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies; administrative experience writing grants and organizing events and conferences; facility with interdisciplinary perspectives; and the ability to work well with a variety of faculty, students, and staff. This position requires strong academic credentials with a focus on Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. Prior experience working for a University-affiliated Center for the study of Gender, Sexuality, and Women preferred. Experience with grants, conference organizing, new media outreach, and event publicity is a plus.

Applicants should submit a cover letter with the application, C.V., and list of three professional references. The cover letter should include a statement of qualifications and experience, including program administration and/or writing grants, and indicate one or two projects they would most want to pursue as Associate Director of the APC. Supporting documents, such as sample grant applications that have been successfully reviewed, may be submitted but are not required.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

School of Arts and Sciences

Pay Range

$42,953.00 - $77,315.00

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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