The WGSS program has several “in-house” staff and employees, including two tenure-track professors, a senior lecturer, a program administrator and a full-time director, usually “borrowed” from another department for a period of 3-5 years. Along with the graduate director and undergraduate director (when the people in these positions are not already “in-house”), these WGSS people make up the administrative team, and meet once or twice a month to deal with administrative decisions.
Cross-appointed faculty are those with an interest in issues of women, gender, sexuality and related topics, who have officially joined the WGSS program through an individualized MOU between their department chair and the WGSS director. These program faculty are empowered to make decisions, particularly in votes on promotion and tenure, and usually serve on WGSS committees, teach WGSS classes and classes that carry the WGSS marker. Their appointment term is four years. If you are interested in becoming a cross-appointed faculty member, please e-mail the current director and program administrator, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adjunct faculty are those with an interest in issues of women, gender, sexuality and related topics who teach classes that carry the WGSS marker. Adjunct faculty do not participate in decision-making, though they may choose to be involved in the program in other ways.