H/t to Shayna Weiss on Twitter for alerting me to the academic “job” ad to end all non-job ads. Are you ready for this? This has got to be the most pathetic thing I have ever seen, and anyone who applies for it is not just “a part of the problem,” but the very problem itself.
The Five Colleges, by the by, are Amherst (tuition $60K per annum), Mt Holyoke ($42K), Smith ($44K), UMass and Hampshire ($46K), in case you are wondering what kind of cash-strapped, barely-hanging-on institutions would need do such a thing.
Five College Women’s Studies Research Center
2015-2016 Research Associate Program Call for Applications
The Five College Women’s Studies Research Center announces a call for applications and nominations for three categories of Associateships in 2015-2016 (DEADLINE: March 1, 2015)
Located in an area with one of the largest concentration of scholars dedicated to feminist scholarship and teaching in the world, the Center encourages engaged, critical feminist scholarship from diverse perspectives. During the period of appointment, all Associates are expected to be in residence in the Five College area, to attend weekly seminars, lead one public colloquium, and to collaborate with colleagues based at one or more of the Five College institutions. While at the Center, Associates are provided with an office at the Center and have access to Five College archival and other library resources. *This is a non-stipendiary residency. Travel, housing and living expenses are the responsibility of the Associate.* (emphasis mine)
To apply, you have to WRITE A PROPOSAL. You have to write a research proposal for a “job” where you are expected to be in residence but pay your own way the entire time. For a “feminist scholarship” position!
Because I can think of nothing more feminist than not being paid for work.