Assistant Professor, Diaspora Studies/Human Rights/Transnational Migration, Miami University

Miami University (located in Oxford, Ohio) has recently announced two relevant positions for global historians, one of which is in Diaspora Studies/Human Rights/Transnational Migration. The Department of Global and Intercultural Studies, notes a recent announcement, seeks a candidate to

focus on migration and mobility to teach introductory courses in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies, in addition to advanced courses in the candidate’s area of specialization; advise students; maintain an active research agenda; and provide service to the institution.  The successful candidate will also contribute to some of the department’s other academic programs: Asian/Asian-American Studies; American Studies; Black World Studies; Latin American, Latino/a, and Caribbean Studies; International Studies; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. 

Strong candidates will be scholars with interdisciplinary teaching and research interests in the global forces and frameworks undergirding migration and mobility. Strong candidates also will be scholars whose work engages transnational and diaspora studies broadly defined, with an emphasis on the ways in which race, ethnicity, and/or gender have shaped the conditions of human migration, displacement, and settlement and impacted human rights issues. We encourage applicants whose interests intersect with the study of migration and mobility in historical or contemporary perspective from any number of angles, including (but not limited to) slavery, human trafficking, immigration, as well as the study of migration and refugees.  We welcome details about how the applicant will contribute to the Global & Intercultural Studies Department and its co-major.  

Interested? Applicants may, the advertisement notes, “submit [a] letter of interest and cv to this link.  Direct inquiries may be made to Dr. Jana Braziel.  Screening of applications begins November 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.  References and additional materials (teaching philosophy, writing sample, etc) may be requested at a later date.”

Miami University’s advertisement notes that while candidates may assume the position without a doctorate in hand, successful applicants will require a PhD in hand by by December 31, 2016 to qualify for for re-appointment to second year.

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