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Faculty Opportunities

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America grants
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites scholars whose research requires use of the library's collections to apply for research support. Applications will be evaluated on the significance of the research and the project's potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge as well as its creativity in drawing on the library's holdings. Grants of up to $3,000 will be given on a competitive basis to cover travel expenses, living expenses (up to $125 per diem), photocopying, and other incidental research expenses, but not the purchase of durable equipment. Applications must be received by Friday Feb. 6, 2015. For more information please visit http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library/grants/research-support-grants

Western Assoc. for Women Historians call for Chairs and Commenters
The WAWH is looking for a few volunteers to chair and comment on panels for the WAWH conference in Sacramento, California on May 14-16, 2015. WAWH is in need of volunteers with area expertise in United States and/or World history (broadly).  Specific expertise in any of the following would also be valuable: race, religion, community, transnational comparative, feminist movements. For more information, please send an email stating area of interest/expertise with an attached c.v. to the conference co-chairs at conferenceprogram@wawh.org

The Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group call for participation
The Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group seeks people interested in helping to organize and/or participate in two distinct but related sessions on the theme of academic-worker inquiry. Worker inquiry is a mode of practical knowledge production that uses self-study and research to understand changing conditions of labor at particular points of production, identify antagonisms and forms of exploitation, and work towards collective transformation by changing these conditions and making labor differently productive. While worker inquiries are perhaps most often associated with industrial and manufacturing settings, they also make sense for higher education, especially in light of the increasingly precarious conditions of labor within the so-called “knowledge economy” – of which university teaching and scholarly production are most certainly a part. These proposed sessions will take the evolving conditions of labor within higher education as a jumping off point towards building a broader collective imagination of what academic worker inquiry might accomplish. Please send expressions of interest to the following session organizers: Christian Anderson (canderson2@uwb.edu), Amanda Huron (amanda.huron@udc.edu) and Jesse Goldstein (jgoldstein2@vcu.edu). 

The Women's and Gender Studies Mentoring Committee is comprised of faculty affiliated with our program. The committee seeks to support and assist new UM faculty. Please see the list below of members and their discipline. For more information, or to become a member of the committee, please contact the WGS office at 243-2584 or jamie.boschee@umontana.edu.

Hiltrud Arens, MCLL

Ione Crummy, MCLL

Chris Fiore, Psychology

Sara Hayden, Communications

Anya Jabour, History

Clary Loisel, MCLL

Tobin Miller Shearer, History/African American Studies

Teresa Sobieszczyk, Sociology

Travel Grants

Faculty travel grants may be awarded to faculty who are presenting on a topic pertinent to Women’s and Gender Studies at a professional meeting or conference. Eligible faculty will have taught a course listed with Women’s and Gender Studies or served on a WGS committee during the current or previous academic year. Travel Grant funds can only be utilized for conference registration fees, transportation and lodging. Official UM travel paperwork must be submitted through the home department prior to application for a travel scholarship.

To apply, please send a one-page letter to the Women’s and Gender Studies Program Coordinator that includes the following:

  1. Name of the meeting/conference at which you are presenting
  2. Date and location of the meeting/conference
  3. Title and abstract of the paper you will be presenting and how it relates to the Women's and Gender Studies Program mission. Mission can be found here.
  4. Amount of funding requested from Women’s and Gender Studies
  5. Summary of other funding sources for your travel
  6. Statement of involvement in WGS Program in current or previous year

December 1, 2014-- Application Deadline for conference travel from July 1 - November 15, 2014

TBA-- Application Deadline for conference travel from November 16, 2014 - June 30, 2015

*Decisions made post deadline. Maximum award amount is $300.

If you have questions, please contact the Women’s and Gender Studies office at 243-2584.

Women's and Gender Studies Research Award

Faculty research awards may be given to faculty who have published, produced or presented books, articles or creative works that relate to the mission of the Women's and Gender Studies Program mission. Mission can be found here. Eligible faculty will have taught a course listed with Women’s and Gender Studies or served on a WGS committee during the current or previous academic year. Publication or performance must be dated between July 1-June 30 of application year.

To apply, please send a one-page letter to the Women’s and Gender Studies Program Coordinator that includes the following:

  1. Statement of involvement in WGS Program in current or previous year.
  2. English language original or translation copy or galley proof of publication or video of performance or production.

Application deadline TBA

Decisions made post deadline. Maximum award amount is $100.

Please contact the Women’s and Gender Studies office at 243-2584 for more information.

Women’s & Gender Studies Program

Liberal Arts 138A | Missoula, MT 59812

Co-Directors: Elizabeth Hubble & Anya Jabour | 406-243-4100

elizabeth.hubble@umontana.edu | anya.jabour@umontana.edu

Office Contact: Jamie Boschee

406–243–2584 or 243–4100 | jamie.boschee@mso.umt.edu