The Laura C. Harris Scholar-in-Residence 2020-21 

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Denison University Women’s and Gender Studies Program invites applications for the 2020-21 Laura C. Harris Scholar-in-Residence. The residency will be awarded this year to an outstanding scholar, artist, and/or activist in the field of Women’s and Gender Studies engaged in advanced research and/or praxis in Indigenous Feminisms and/or Latinx studies. (The position will be open to applicants in other areas of specialization in future years.)  Applications Submitted by February 10, 2020 will receive full consideration. Position open until filled.  Duration, Responsibilities, Residency: The Laura C. Harris (LCH) Scholar-in-Residence may be held for either Fall or Spring semester or for a full academic year (approximately mid-August through mid-May). The scholar’s proposed research, artistic, or activist project may advance women’s and gender studies scholarship, promote the importance of women’s and gender issues among the general public, and/or explore aspects of feminist pedagogy. The project must be in the discipline of Women’s and Gender Studies, focusing on Indigenous and/or Latinx studies; preference will be given to interdisciplinary projects. The LCH Scholar-in-Residence is required to be in residence at Denison University while working on their research project and to teach one course each semester in their area of expertise. The LCH Scholar-in-Residence will engage in at least one additional public intellectual contribution to Denison University and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, such as a talk or workshop. Denison University is a residential college where students have frequent contact with faculty members; Scholars-in-Residence are therefore expected to participate in the life of the program and the college on a regular basis.  Eligibility: Applicants may be affiliated with an academic institution or they may be independent scholars, artists, or activists. Applicants from groups traditionally under-represented in the academy as well as international scholars, artists, or activists who are not U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply.  Junior applicants with an affiliation are not tenured in their home institution. Candidates with a Ph.D. in hand and candidates who are ABD will be considered, as long as the Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in their field is completed prior to the start date (August 2020). Independent scholars, artists, or activists must demonstrate a record of achievement equivalent to that of an emerging professional.  Senior applicants with an affiliation must be tenured at their home institution. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in their field at the time of application to be considered for this position. Independent scholars, artists, or activists must demonstrate an outstanding record of professional achievement.  Stipend: The LCH Scholar-in-Residence receives a stipend to support a one- or two-semester residency at Denison University, a moving allowance, library privileges, shared administrative support, and assistance in finding housing. Location: Denison University is a highly selective liberal arts college that emphasizes excellence in both teaching and scholarship. It is located in the historic village of Granville, about thirty miles east of Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities. The Women’s and Gender Studies program offers both a major and a minor and forms a lively intellectual community of faculty and students. The program emphasizes critical awareness of and intellectual sensitivity to women’s and gender issues; the intersectionality of gender and other aspects of identity, including race, class, age, religion and sexuality; the interdisciplinarity of feminist methods and theories; and the transformative power of connecting the academic study of women’s and gender issues with activism. The Women’s and Gender Studies program administers the Laura C. Harris Fund and Series, which sponsors major speakers, activists, and performers each year. For more information about the program, see https://denison.edu/academics/womens-gender-studies.  Applications must be submitted through Denison’s on-line application system at employment.denison.edu under Faculty. Denison University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background.  LCH Scholars-in-Residence are expected to acknowledge Denison University and the Laura C. Harris Endowment in any publications, performances, or activities from work done under the auspices of the scholar-in-residency.  Applicants should submit:  1. Contact and biographical information.  2. A cover letter with a précis of the project, including an explanation of how the project will contribute to the mission of the Women’s and Gender Studies program at Denison University.  3. A curriculum vitae of no more than 10 pages.  4. A description (no more than 1,000 words) of the proposed project and its significance within the field of Women’s and Gender Studies.  5. A teaching philosophy that includes: a) a statement on teaching, b) how the applicant can foster and support diversity among our students (inside and outside of the classroom), and c) an indication of the kind of course(s) the applicant would like to offer.  6. A budget proposal, outlining the applicant’s financial needs and including any other sources of funding during the scholar-in-residency.  7. Names of three references, preferably no more than one from the applicant’s home institution if affiliated with a university or college. Applicants should submit names of their references as part of the application; the references may be contacted by the selection committee through Denison’s on-line application system.  To apply, please visit: https://employment.denison.edu/ (see Faculty positions).  For any additional information, contact Dr. Clare Jen, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, Denison University, jenc@denison.edu