Call for Nominations for the Brownlee Term Chair in Women's Studies
You are invited to nominate a candidate for the Brownlee Term Chair, to be awarded for a 5-year term (beginning July 2001) to a tenured member of the SAS faculty who has achieved distinction in scholarship and teaching on women or gender. Self-nominations and nominations by Department Chairs are welcomed, as well as nominations by any other Penn faculty member. The person holding the Chair will receive a research fund of $5,000 per year. A requirement of holding the chair is that the individual teach at least one course each year on women or gender cross-listed with Women's Studies. The Brownlee Term Chair honors Jean Brownlee, Dean of Penn's College for Women from 1960-1974.
Nominations should be sent by December 15, 2000, to Paula England, Director of Women's Studies, 411 Logan Hall, Mail Code 3325 (or e-mail to PEngland@pop.upenn.edu).
Include a one page nomination statement regarding the individual's contributions to scholarship and teaching on women or gender (this may be a self-nomination) and a vita.
In the case of a nomination by a Department Chair, the Chair must include a statement that the faculty member, if selected for a chair, will be allowed to teach at least one course each year of the five year term on women or gender, and that this course will be cross-listed with Women's Studies. In the case of a self-nomination, the individual should state what course or courses s/he would teach and cross-list with Women's Studies, and s/he must include a letter from her or his Chair or Dean stating that if awarded the chair, s/he will be allowed to teach one course cross-listed with Women's Studies each of the five years.
A committee of 5 faculty members, chaired by the Director, will select the person they regard as the best candidate, and an alternate. The recommendation will be forwarded to Dean Preston. The criteria for this honor are excellence and impact in research and teaching on women or gender. The selection will be guided by the university's normal equal opportunity policies; the position is open to faculty members of any sex. If you have questions, feel free to contact Paula England, Director of Women's Studies, (215) 898-0942, PEngland@pop.upenn.edu.
--Luz N. Marin, Women's Studies Program
Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 13, November 21, 2000