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Faculty: Core and Associate Status

Faculty at The University of Texas at Austin can be officially affiliated with the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies (CWGS) as Core Faculty or Associate Faculty.  We invite all tenured and tenure-track faculty at UT Austin to consider affiliating with CWGS.

CWGS Core Faculty include individuals who offer courses and/or pursue research in women’s, gender and sexuality studies within their respective academic disciplines. Core Faculty are appointed with 0% FTE in Women’s and Gender Studies in addition to their departmental appointment. Core Faculty are expected to do 25% of their teaching, research and/or service in Women’s and Gender Studies. They may serve on the CWGS Steering Committee and participate in promotion reviews, as appropriate. Core Faculty are also appointed to the CWGS Graduate Studies Committee. If the descriptions of these responsibilities do not fit your situation, the CWGS Director will work with you to define your responsibilities appropriately.

CWGS Associate Faculty include individuals who have a scholarly or personal interest in the interdisciplinary study of women and gender. Associate Faculty do not hold official appointments in Women’s and Gender Studies. They may offer courses in Women’s and Gender Studies, and/or engage in research work on women, gender, or sexuality but are not able to make a significant institutional commitment to CWGS. Associate Faculty do not serve on the CWGS Steering Committee and do not participate in promotion reviews, but they may participate in any other CWGS committee.

Faculty who are interested in affiliating as CWGS Core Faculty or Associate Faculty must submit a current CV and brief statement of research and teaching interests in Women’s and Gender Studies in support of their request, as well as the CWGS Appointment Request form. Download form (pdf)

Materials should be sent to Pat Heisler, CWGS Manager, 512-471-5160 or pheisler@austin.utexas.edu


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