PHOTO: Screenshot of Webpage "Director's Welcome," by Allison Davis-White Eyes, Ph.D. Director, Diversity & Cultural Engagement, Oregon State University, accessed May 12, 2015, whose department includes the Oregon State University Pride Center Web page dce.oregonstate.edu/pc, which included a link to the announcement: "NOW HIRING: Assistant Director for Pride Center ," dce.oregonstate.edu accessed May 12, 2015. (See previous posts OSU LGBT Services Jeff Kenney replaces Steven Leider (6/2/12) and OSU Pride Week 'Can You Queer Me Now?' 2015 (6/8/15))
We're currently seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Director of the Pride Center. This position is a 12 month, full-time, administrative position with a salary commensurate with education and experience. Required qualifications include a Master's degree in College Student Services, Gender Studies, Women's Studies, Social Sciences or related field. Experience working in a higher education setting regarding issues pertinent to the LGBTQIIA community and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, respectfully, with various stakeholders and constituents who hold a variety of cultural values, styles, and visions. The candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, and building community across intersecting identities. (Quoted from "NOW HIRING: Assistant Director for Pride Center ," dce.oregonstate.edu accessed May 12, 2015)
The OSU Pride Center page "About the PC History" includes a link to my history in the OSU library: Kraemer, Thomas, "Corvallis, Oregon State University gay activism 1969-2004," OSU scholars Archives.
Finally, a loosely related note to myself: I recently noticed that an automatic spell and grammar correction robot was trying to change the word I used, "interdisciplinary," to "multidisciplinary," in reference to the types of research I would like to encourage, and so I checked both my Oxford Dictionary and did a Google define:interdisciplinary, which said this worde is "of or relating to more than one branch of knowledge," whereas, when I did a Google define:multidisciplinary, it said this word is "combining or involving several academic disciplines or professional specializations in an approach to a topic or problem." Although either definition fits the type of research I want to encourage, for why it caught my eye, see previous post OSU Foundation Magnus Hirschfeld Fund Agreement (1/4/12) and also see previous post OSU mom's weekend edition included letter about pegging advice from Dr. Sex (5/2/15) where I mention, "More scientific answers have been slow in coming, which is why I founded the OSU Foundation Magnus Hirschfeld Fund for research concerning humans or animals with a minority sexual orientation or gender identity. My vision for this endowment is to enable multi-disciplinary academic research at OSU, ranging from the biological and computer sciences to the social sciences, which I hope will lead to fundamental discoveries and breakthroughs in the understanding of sex."
Here are some quotes from the complete job description:
The Department of Diversity and Cultural Engagement invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant Director Position for the Oregon State University Pride Center one of seven Cultural Resource Centers that serve the LBGTQ(Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans-gender, Queer ) community. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.
This position will provide guidance and leadership for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, students, faculty, and staff through the administration of the Oregon State University (OSU) Pride Center. The OSU Pride Center is an affiliate of the Department of Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE) which is housed within the Division of Student Affairs and contributes to the university's mission by serving as an intellectual space that promotes meaningful dialogue, interaction, exploration, and reflection on issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, religion, and ability here in the US and abroad. . .
The Assistant Director reports directly to the administrator overseeing all 7 of the Oregon State University cultural resource centers (CRCs), and will consult and collaborate with CRC colleagues on larger issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. . .
Maintain institutional memory of LGBTQ+ activism and progress. . .
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
I am curious about why the job posting says this "position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position" -- I'll have to do some research on the real meaning of this requirement. UPDATE: a quick search yields OSU Office of Human Resources, "Criminal History Check," Section: 0300 Recruitment and Selection Policy Number: 306 Revised: Friday, March 6, 2015 and it says it is will not lead to discrimination, as such policies have historically been used for in the past.