Assistant Professor, Global Studies, Babson College

As we enter October, the job market is clearly on! Here’s a recent advertisment for a tenure-track position from the History and Society Division at Babson College, a private business school located in Wellesley, Massachusetts (just outside of Boston):

The History and Society Division at Babson College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the field of Global Studies. We seek a dynamic teacher/scholar who brings an international, transnational and comparative perspective to global issues and processes. Research and teaching interests might include the effects of globalization, migration and movements of people, environmental and ecological issues, and international relations history and policy. Particular preference is for a disciplinary or interdisciplinary scholar from anthropology, history, political science, or sociology, with regional expertise in South and Southeast Asia. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses in her/his area, as well as one of the division’s first-year Arts Humanities and Social Sciences (AHS) Foundation Program courses. Currently, the distinct themes for differing AHS Foundation courses include “Nature and the Environment,” “Memory and Forgetting,” “Justice and Inequality,” and “Challenging Boundaries.” They explore the challenges that individuals face as they struggle to exercise agency in midst of changing social, cultural, political, economic, and historical structures. The position starts on September 1, 2017 with a normal teaching load of 4 courses per year in the first four years, and 5 courses per year thereafter, with opportunities for research support. Duties include teaching, research, and college service.

Babson College, located 14 miles west of Boston, is a private business school that takes a unique approach to preparing undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals for the challenges of the modern business world. Babson’s dynamic curriculum focuses on developing skills that transcend business so that students develop multidimensional abilities that prepare them to make contributions to business and society. Issues concerning social, environmental, economic responsibility, and sustainability (SEERS) are central to the education our students receive. Babson has approximately 2,300 full-time undergraduate students and more than 1,200 full and part-time graduate students. Our highly diverse student body hails from 45 U.S. states and 78 countries. Non-U.S. students comprise more than 27% of undergraduates and more than 50% of our full time graduate students. Babson offers a Bachelor of Science degree, MS and MBA programs, and executive education programs worldwide. We seek faculty who are aligned with our values of teaching excellence, collaboration, diversity, and inclusiveness. Babson College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to enhancing diversity across all levels of the College. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.

Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample publications, and letters of reference in the application. Additional materials might be requested after initial screening. Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

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