Assistant Professor in Global Studies (Lesley University, Massachusetts, US)

For those TPF readers looking for assistant professor position on global studies, Lesley University, Massachusetts, US has announced job opportunity for 9 months. The call for applications explains more:

Lesley University is committed to active learning, scholarly research, critical inquiry, and diverse forms of artistic practice through close mentoring relationships among students, faculty, and practitioners in the field. Lesley prepares graduates with the knowledge, skill, understanding, and ethical judgment to be catalysts who shape a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills.

Please note that all Core faculty at Lesley University are represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 509 (SEIU).

Information on the Department:

The social sciences division is a multidisciplinary division of ten faculty members within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. We have approximately 150 undergraduate students in 5 majors: Children, Youth and Family Studies; Human Services; Global Studies; Political Science; and Sociology and Social Change. In our curriculum, we emphasize applied and experiential learning as well as traditional academic scholarship.

Job Description:

The social sciences division of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences of Lesley University is seeking a faculty member to teach in the interdisciplinary field of global studies at the rank of assistant/associate professor (full-time, 9-month). Area of specific disciplinary background is open, but we are primarily interested in candidates with training in one or more of the following fields: human/world geography, political science, sociology, anthropology or women’s studies. We seek broadly trained candidates who have had international or transnational research experience. Area of geographic specialization is open, but we seek a candidate whose work complements the strengths of our current faculty. We welcome details about how the candidate will contribute to the Social Sciences Division and its major in Global Studies.

The successful candidate will teach three or four courses per semester (7 courses per academic year) and will have the opportunity to develop the division’s offerings in global studies. Successful candidates should be flexible in terms of course delivery models (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, online). In addition to teaching undergraduate students, faculty members advise students, participate in curriculum development, engage in academic scholarship, serve on appropriate college and university committees, and participate in recruitment and division activities.

Requirements:

  • Earned PhD in a closely aligned field to global studies by June 30, 2017.
    • Record of teaching experience at the college and/or university undergraduate level.
    • Demonstrate engagement in academic scholarship.
    • A clearly outlined research agenda.
    • Must have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University.

Additional Information:

BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL POSITIONS

Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.

If this sounds interesting, consider applying via this website  including a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references which have full consideration no later than February 19, 2017.

Good luck!

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