The Women's Studies Program is very pleased to announce the generosity of Donna Shelley (C '82)and Larry Shelley (W '80) in establishing the Shelley Term Chair in Women's Studies for faculty in the Arts and Sciences.
The purpose of the chair is to honor the recipient's excellence in scholarship and teaching and to capture a designated portion of that individual's time for the Women's Studies Program. The term of the chair is five years, during which time the chairholder will receive a yearly research fund of $5,000. During the term of the chair, the recipient will teach at least one course a year in the Women's Studies Program, with the subject matter to be determined in consultation with the Director of Women's Studies and the chair holder's department. The chair will thus reward distinguished faculty in Women's Studies, expand course offerings, and enhance the ability of the Women's Studies Program to make long term curriculum plans. It is also hoped that the individual will be active in the Women's Studies Program more generally.
The Women's Studies Program is currently seeking nominations for this award. Applicants for the Shelley Chair must be full or associate professors and should have demonstrated scholarly and pedagogical achievement in the study of women and gender. Applicants should submit a c.v. and a letter of reference from another faculty member at Penn. Applications should be sent to E. Ann Matter, acting director, Women's Studies, 411 Logan Hall, by November 13,1998.
-- E. Ann Matter, R. Jean Brownlee Term Professor, Department
of Religious Studies
Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 8, October 20, 1998