How to Become a Faculty Associate

The Faculty Associates of Women's Studies is a working committee of faculty formed to ensure the interdisciplinary nature, development, and continuity of the Women's Studies program. Faculty Associates are drawn from the various colleges of the university. They conduct meetings and pursue activities at their discretion. Ordinarily, faculty associates are expected to support the program by attending at least two Women’s Studies events during an academic year.

Eligibility for appointment as a Faculty Associate:

A faculty or SPS member who wishes to participate actively in the Women's Studies program may, upon the approval of his or her application (see below), be designated as a Faculty Associate of Women's Studies. Evidence of active participation includes amongst other things the following: teaching a core course in the program; teaching or proposing special topics courses in, or cross listed with, the program; engaging in significant research and publishing in gender studies; directing relevant independent studies in the applicant’s fields of expertise; participating in curriculum integration/interdisciplinary efforts related to women's studies; serving as a resource for other faculty and students interested in gender-related research in the applicant’s areas of expertise; presenting work related to women's studies in colloquia; participating regularly in women's studies discussion groups.

Selection/Application Procedures:

In December of each academic year, the chair of the Women’s Studies Executive Committee (WSEC) shall solicit from the current members of the Faculty Associates and Women’s Studies Executive Committee as well as from others across the university the names of faculty to be invited to apply for designation as a Faculty Associate. You may also nominate yourself to be considered as a Faculty Associate by emailing the program. Nominees shall be invited to present their credentials, if interested, to the Women’s Studies Executive Committee for its majority approval. Decisions will be made in the first meeting of the WSEC of the calendar year.

Application Review Procedures:

Ordinarily, Faculty Associates shall serve staggered three year terms. An associate who is completing her/his term may reapply for reappointment as an associate. Acceptance will be determined by the needs of the program.