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Women's Studies Ford Associateship

Five College Women's Studies Research Center


The Center invites applications from international applicants for two one-semester Ford Associateships for Fall 2005 or Spring 2006 which offer a stipend of $12,000, plus a $3,000 housing/travel allowance in return for teaching (in English) one undergraduate course in the Women's Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts or the Women and Gender Studies Department at Amherst College.

UMass and Amherst seek a total of two experienced researchers and teachers to strengthen their undergraduate curriculum and, in the case of the university, to complement their graduate program. For Fall 2005, the University of Massachusetts seeks a researchers with expertise in the Middle East or Latin America with an emphasis on globalization, transnational studies or postcolonial studies. Research should focus on gender, race, ethicity, class and sexuality within the context of globalization. Candidates whose work crosses traditional academic boundaries preferred. For Fall 2005 or Spring 2006, Amherst College seeks a researcher who is also an experienced teacher and who works on the Middle East, Latin America, Asia or Africa with expertise in the field of gender in the media especially in the context of war and civil unrest. Ford Associates need not be studying their own region of origin.

Ford Associates are provided with offices in our spacious facility, library privileges, and the collegiality of a diverse community of feminists. Like Research Associates, Ford Associates are expected to be in residence in the Five College area, working full-time at the Center on the project outlined in their application, during the period of appointment. Each Ford Associate is expected to give a public presentation on her work, lead a faculty seminar and to participate actively in the daily life of the Center.


Applicants should submit a project proposal (up to 4 pages), curriculum vitae, two letters of reference, and on-line application cover form (see link below) as well as a two-page description of a women's studies course they are prepared to teach, which includes their pedagogical goals and techniques.

Submit all applications to:
Five College Women's Studies Research Center
Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075-6406.


February 14, 2005
For further information
contact the Center at
TEL 413.538.2275
FAX 413.538.3121

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