Become a CSWGS Faculty Associate or Affiliate

Faculty Associate Status

Faculty Associates of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality (CSWGS) ensure the interdisciplinary nature, development, and continuity of the CSWGS 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 program events during an academic year.

Faculty who wish to participate actively in the CSWGS may, upon the approval of their application, be designated as a faculty associate of CSWGS. Evidence of active participation includes inter alia 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 or sexuality studies;
  • directing program-relevant independent studies in the applicant’s fields of expertise;
  • participating in curriculum integration/interdisciplinary efforts related to women, gender, and/or sexuality studies;
  • serving as a resource for other faculty and students interested in sexuality- or gender-related research in the applicant’s areas of expertise;
  • presenting work related to women, gender, and/or sexuality studies in colloquia;
  • participating regularly in program-relevant discussion groups.

Affiliate Status

Affiliate status designates those faculty, staff, former Faculty Associates, and community members who support the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality (CSWGS) but are not directly involved, currently, in research and teaching relevant to CSWGS; or who are currently unable to commit time to the duties of the Faculty Associates. Affiliates of CSWGS are informed of activities in the program and invited to participate according to their interests and availability.

Apply for Faculty Associate or Affiliate Status

Please email CSWGS at Nominees will be invited to present their credentials to the CSWGSS Governance Council for its majority approval. Decisions will be made as applications are submitted throughout the year.

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Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality
Reavis Hall, Room 103
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-753-1038


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