(Proposals Due February 3, 2012)
The Five College academic deans invite proposals for long-term Five College joint positions (tenure track assistant professors and lecturers).
A long-term Five College joint faculty position may be used to support a new and emerging field by bringing a scholar or artist in a field not currently represented at the institutions. Or it may be used to sustain and renew an established field in anticipation of retirements and other losses. Proposals for long-term Five College joint positions must be reviewed and approved by each of the governance bodies that reviews proposals for long-term positions based at one of the campuses participating in the joint hire.
Departments or interdisciplinary programs interested in applying for a joint position should consult with departmental colleagues across the campuses and with their respective deans. Upon consent of the relevant deans, faculty colleagues from the departments and/or programs applying for a position should prepare a written proposal in consultation with Five College staff members. A proposal should describe the need for the position, explaining how it will support a new and emerging field--or sustain and renew an existing one--across the institutions, keeping in mind that persons in these positions could occasionally offer a course at campuses not directly sharing in the position. A proposal should recommend a home campus and department or program, as agreed by both the dean and department/program of that campus; it should define the position’s responsibilities; most importantly, it should show how the position will contribute to a plan for the field that maximizes coordination and complementarity among the institutions. Completed proposals are due for review and approval by the Five College academic deans by February 3, 2012.