Institute for Women’s Leadership Seeks Applications for Co-Director Positions

The Institute for Women’s Leadership is looking for two new co-directors to join the IWL team.

IWL is a research institute that launched in 2019 and is focused on supporting the innovative research being conducted by Marquette faculty and translating that research into practical solutions and programs that promote gender equity and women’s leadership. The IWL is where people go to learn about the most pressing issues facing women leaders today and the evidence-based ideas and solutions that advance women in their personal and professional lives.

The core leadership team consists of a director, who acts as the main point of contact for the Institute, and two faculty co-directors. The director supervises the Institute’s staff (IWL and Women’s Innovation Network coordinators) and coordinates the work of the core leadership team. The director also serves as the main point of contact for the IWL Advisory Council in collaboration with University Advancement. Each of the co-directors will be responsible for overseeing a specific part of the Institute’s operations, as determined by the team. The core team reports to Jeanne Hossenlopp, Vice President of Research and Innovation.

The core team of faculty leaders is responsible for developing a collaborative leadership model that guides the Institute’s programming and initiatives. Responsibilities include participating in strategic planning to set goals and timelines for Institute initiatives and managing day-to-day activities. The team is responsible for engaging with the Marquette community to build a strong coalition of faculty, staff, and students who collaborate in meaningful and caring ways. The team oversees the Institute’s current programs and initiatives, such as mini and summer fellowship programs, social research and networking, faculty and staff development programs, event planning (e.g., speaker series, conferences, gala) and student programming activities. The team is expected to develop the Institute’s outreach and activities by applying for grants and participating in coordinated philanthropic efforts through the Office of Research and Innovation.

Co-director positions are year-round positions. Each co-director’s college/school will receive funds to purchase some of their time as agreed upon by the college and department. Co-directors will also receive a stipend. The expectation for this position is that the co-director will continue with a research/fellowship program and be relieved of select departmental and university teaching and service assignments (subject to negotiation with the college/school). Initial appointments are expected to be for three-year terms.

Co-director position requires tenure at Marquette, excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, discretion and ability to handle confidential information, experience working with diverse groups, curiosity about research topics and scholarship outside of academia, commitment to the role of research in supporting the university’s mission, enthusiasm for developing a model of collaborative collective leadership, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, changing and relatively unstructured environment. The ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other external partners is also required. Professors with research interests or academic experience in the broadly defined area of ​​women’s leadership or equity in leadership opportunities are encouraged to apply.

To apply for a co-director position, please send your CV and letter of application to Jennica Webster at jennica.webster@marquette.edu. Review of applicants will begin Monday, July 18, and continue until positions are filled. A search committee consisting of IWL Director Jennica Webster, IWL Coordinator Sarah Camp, WIN Coordinator Karalee Surface, Vice President Jeanne Hossenlopp, and other faculty and members of the Marquette community will be convened to assist with recommendations for the leadership team. Please contact Jennica Webster if she has any questions.

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