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Global Studies 2012-2013Edit

This page is for annoucements of Global Studies faculty positions and postdocs beginning in Fall 2013 through Spring 2014. For Global Studies positions beginning in Spring 2013, the page is here.


Bennington College - Faculty Member in Public Policy (International/Global) - Dec. 15Edit

Bennington College seeks a full-time faculty member in public policy at international/global scale. Desirable areas of expertise and research include, but are not limited to, political economy, natural resource economics, environmental policy and economics, trade and labor policy, regional/international trade and integration. Candidates whose work and interests creatively bridge disciplines in and beyond the social sciences will be particularly attractive. Experience with quantitative methods in teaching or research will be considered an asset, as will the ability to complement the areas taught by the existing faculty.

Please apply online to http://bennington.recruiterbox.com/jobs/11437 by submitting the following: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae;3) statement of teaching interests with brief descriptions of two courses you would be interested in teaching at Bennington – one introductory, one more advanced; 4) statement of research interests and plans; and 5) names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately; applications received by December 15, 2012 will receive full consideration.

Duke University (NC) - 2 Year VAP, International Comparative StudiesEdit

International Comparative Studies (ICS) at Duke University invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position that begins August 1, 2013. Duke University is located in Durham, North Carolina in the U.S.A. International Comparative Studies is an undergraduate interdisciplinary program that bridges the humanities and social sciences. The successful candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in an area related to the intellectual focus of ICS and will demonstrate evidence of an active global or transnational research and publication agenda in a relevant discipline or interdiscipline. The selected candidate will also demonstrate ability to teach core ICS courses, work effectively with students and colleagues, and contribute appropriate service in the program, including undergraduate advising. To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample or publication of no more than 40 pages, and a teaching statement. In addition, three letters of recommendation must be submitted directly from the referees. By providing letters you agree that we may contact your references.

Applications received by January 15, 2013 are guaranteed consideration and others will be evaluated on a rolling basis through early February. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applicants who contribute to the diversity of its faculty.

Apply through/Originally posted: AcademicJobsOnline.

Macalester College - Assistant Professor of International Studies: Global Media and Information - Nov. 15 Edit

The International Studies Department at Macalester College seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in the interdisciplinary field of Global Media and Information, to begin Fall 2013. A vibrant department at the heart of the College's mission, Macalester’s International Studies approaches a broad range of global phenomena from multiple disciplinary, regional, and trans-national perspectives. Successful candidates will have research and teaching interests in fields such as global video/television/film, the Internet, telecommunications, worldwide news and information, or cross-border images and media. The history, sources, migration, distribution, audiences, aesthetics, and gender and racial dimensions of media, information, technology and culture are all of interest. Candidates trained in any humanities or social science discipline are encouraged to apply.

We seek candidates of broad geographic reach, preferring those with research or teaching expertise in the overlapping and permeable categories of East Asia, South Asia, the Indian Ocean sphere, the Islamic world, and/or Latin America, all broadly thought. This position will have a link to Macalester’s vibrant Media and Cultural Studies department and major.

Electronic applications are required. For fullest consideration, send initial application, consisting of a detailed introductory letter and CV, to https://www.academicjobsonline.org. Applications received by November 15, 2012 will receive first consideration. Questions about the position may be addressed to search committee chair Nadya Nedelsky (nedelsky@macalester.edu).

Mercer University, Assistant Professor, Global Health/Social and Behavioral Health - Open Until FilledEdit

The Department of International and Global Studies at MERCER UNIVERSITY invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Global Health, with an emphasis on Social and Behavioral Health. Duties will consist of teaching seven undergraduate courses, which may include: Introduction to Health Science, Global Health, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Global Health Policy, and other courses in the candidate's specialty areas. As faculty in the College of Liberal Arts, there is also an expectation to teach courses in the general education programs as a component of the annual teaching load. The successful candidate will take part in the evaluation and refinement of the undergraduate degree in Global Health Studies, and have the opportunity to develop new courses in their area of specialization. Research involving undergraduates is highly encouraged.

PhD or DrPH from an accredited college/university in Public Health with a concentration on Social and Behavioral Health Science or Global Health, completed by the start of Fall 2013. Emphasis on Global Health issues, Public Health Systems, Health Development and Inequalities, Population Patterns, Pandemics, Epidemiology and/or other related areas, and with promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly activity. Strong preference will be given to candidates with formal training in writing instruction, and a background in liberal arts education. Membership in Phi Beta Kappa is considered an advantage.

Candidates should access http://www.mercerjobs.com to complete a brief online application and attach a letter of interest, current CV, statements of teaching philosophy and professional interests, and names and email addresses of three references. Referees should mail their letters directly to: Dr. Eimad Houry, International and Global Studies, Mercer University, 1400 Coleman Ave Macon GA 31207. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job posting here.

Mercer University, Assistant Professor, Global Health/Environmental Health - Open Until FilledEdit

The Department of International and Global Studies at MERCER UNIVERSITY invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Global Health, with an emphasis on Environmental Health. Duties will consist of teaching seven undergraduate courses, which may include: Introduction to Health Science, Global Health, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Global Health Policy, and other courses in the candidate's specialty areas. As faculty in the College of Liberal Arts, there is also an expectation to teach courses in the general education programs as a component of the annual teaching load. The successful candidate will take part in the evaluation and refinement of the undergraduate degree in Global Health Studies, and have the opportunity to develop new courses in their area of specialization. Research involving undergraduates is highly encouraged.

A PhD or DrPH from an accredited college/university in Public Health, or related fields, completed by the start of Fall 2013. Emphasis on Global Health issues, Environmental Risks, Health Development, Epidemiology and/or other related areas, and with promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly activity. Strong preference will be given to candidates with formal training in writing instruction, and a background in liberal arts education. Membership in Phi Beta Kappa is considered an advantage.

Candidates should access http://www.mercerjobs.com to complete a brief online application and attach a letter of interest, current CV, statements of teaching philosophy and professional interests, and names and email addresses of three references. Referees should mail their letters directly to: Dr. Eimad Houry, International and Global Studies, Mercer University, 1400 Coleman Ave Macon GA 31207.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job posting here.

National Endowment for the Humanities (Washington, DC) - Deadline April 15, 2014Edit

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), an independent federal agency based in Washington, DC, will hire a full-time program position in the Division of Preservation and Access. In order to be found minimally qualified for this position, applicants must possess at least a BA in a humanities field, in addition to the qualifications listed above. A MA or PhD degree is preferred.

Persons with expertise in Literature and Linguistics or in Asian, Latin American, or Middle Eastern/Near Eastern Studies are particularly encouraged to apply.

(The position is open to United States citizens.)

The complete description, including instructions on how to apply, can be found at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/365305500.

SUNY-Cortland - Clark Center for International Education Director; Asst/Assoc Prof, Interdiscipinary Studies/International Studies - Oct. 19 Edit

Job posting here: http://chronicle.com/jobs/0000745198-01/

  • Any updates on this?

University of Texas at Arlington - Director of Interdisciplinary StudiesEdit

The School of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the position of Director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. This program serves an academically and socially diverse group of more than 500 undergraduate students, providing the integrative learning skills they need to leverage coursework spanning the university’s academic offerings toward individualized and rigorous Bachelors of Arts and Bachelors of Science degrees. The candidate will be hired as Associate or Full Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies.

The duties of the Director will include active research and teaching, program administration, curriculum development, student recruitment, and outreach to other degree programs on campus. The successful candidate will have a publication record and scholarship commensurate with rank, administrative experience, and a vision for programmatic and curricular development that enhances the program’s core mission of integrative learning. The program is currently developing Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies. The new director will be an integral part of developing the MA program. Preference will be given to candidates who present a clear vision for both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A PhD in their field of study
  • Earned tenure
  • Demonstrated administrative experience
  • Research and teaching experience in an interdisciplinary field, including but not limited to: Interdisciplinary Studies; African American Studies; Women/Gender Studies; Science, Technology & Society; Cultural Studies; Environmental & Sustainable Studies; Global Studies; American Studies; Urban Studies; Ethnic Studies, or ; Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies.

Applicants should submit a letter of application summarizing relevant background and experience, CV, and names and contacts of three references by mail and email to: Dr. Rod Hissong, c/o Marjorie Dick (marjorie.dick@uta.edu), Chair INTS Director Search Committee, School of Urban and Public Affairs, Box 19588, University of Texas Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019-0588.

  • Review of applicants will begin immediately but applications submitted and completed by January 4, 2013 will receive full consideration. Search will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Hissong for more information at (817) 272-3350

Western Kentucky University - Asst. Prof, Honors Interdisciplinary Studies - ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS EditEdit

This faculty position continues a trend of new tenure eligible faculty positions dedicated to the Honors College. The new faculty will play an important role in developing the first track (Citizen and Self) of the College’s new four-part interdisciplinary core offering. Basic expectations include demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, mentoring students in a living/learning environment, and service to the institution.  Candidates should also show outstanding potential for a productive research program and grant writing. Disciplinary specialty is open, but we seek teacher-scholars who are eager to work collaboratively with exceptional students in an interdisciplinary environment, teach innovative team-taught courses/seminars, utilize problem-based pedagogies, and participate actively in the intellectual life of the Honors College.

Teaching will be focused in the Citizen and Self track of the Honors College core curriculum. This track concentrates on building theoretical knowledge and practical skills for effective citizenship.  Course format includes team-teaching large group lectures and leading small breakout seminars. Successful candidates must have the skills, experience, and/or potential to work with the track leader to develop a course that emphasizes:


  • Exploration of the role of citizen as a problem-solver and co-creator of public goods
  • Theoretical knowledge and practical skills that prepare students to work effectively in their communities, social groups, and broader society to initiate and achieve social change
  • Development of strong writing and research skills, with a focus on knowledge creation
  • “Citizen Professionalism” and the role of the professional as collaborator, organizer, and catalyst for positive social change Engagement with methodologies and approaches to public and community-based research
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives, methods, and insights to critically examine social issues

An earned doctorate is required; however, exceptional ABD applicants may be considered

Applications including a cover letter describing qualifications for the position; CV; unofficial copy of graduate transcripts; and three letters of recommendation should be sent to Clay Motley, Chair, Honors College Search Committee (Citizen and Self), Western Kentucky University, Honors College, 1906 College Heights Blvd #31082, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1082

Deadline: February 28

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