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    Jobs in Women's Studies

     

    Feminism and the Academic Job Market: Oxymoron or Possibility?

    Job Announcements:

    Women’s/gender/feminist studies specific or general site where women’s studies jobs can be found:

    The National Women's Studies Association Job Bank: http://www.nwsa.org/jobs.html

    Women in Higher Education (lists jobs in teaching and administration): http://www.wihe.com/

    The Chronicle of Higher Education: http://www.chronicle.com

     

    For Non-academic Jobs:

    Non-profit career center (focuses especially on positions in social justice organizations): http://www.idealist.org/career.html

    Feminist Majority Foundation’s Career Site: http://www.feminist.org/911/jobs/joblisting.asp

    Selected discipline-specific job sites:

    American Sociological Association: http://www.asanet.org/footnotes/index.html

    American Anthropological Association: http://careercenter.aaanet.org/search.cfm?

    Modern Language Association: http://www.mla.org/jil

    American Historical Association: http://www.historians.org/jobs/index.htm

    Job Market Information:

    Women’s/gender/feminist studies specific:

    Academic Job Searches in Women's Studies: A Selected Bibliography by K. Side at: http://research.umbc.edu/~korenman/wmst/side.html

    General (feminist friendly): a

    University of Maryland Professor’s handy “Job Application Checklist”: http://www.otal.umd.edu/%7Esies/jobchecklist.html

    And her equally handy interview question preparation guide: http://www.otal.umd.edu/%7Esies/jobquess.html

     

    Other Relevant Resources:

    Links to on-line syllabi for women's studies courses on a huge variety of topics: http://www.umbc.edu/cwit/syllabi.html

     

    “Off-line” Materials:

    Jennie Kronenfeld and Marcia Lynn Whicker. 1997. Getting an Academic Job: Strategies for Success: Survival Skills for Scholars. Vol 17 Sage Publishers.

    Mark Zanna and John Darley. 1987. The Complete Academic. NY: Random House.

    "American Sociological Association Resource Materials for Teaching: New Faculty Discuss Academic Job Searching," 2002.


    If you locate helpful websites or references not on this list, please email Dr. Karen Booth at kmbooth@email.unc.edu

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