Job Opportunities

Global Studies - Visiting Assistant Professor (2014-15)

***NOTE: This position has been filled, and the search is now closed.***

The Global Studies Department at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year, visiting position (academic year 2014-2015).  Applicants should have expertise in cultural and multicultural studies.  Preference will be given to those working in border studies or with a transnational approach to the cultures of the Americas.  The successful candidate must be able to teach a core course in race, culture, and identity as well as electives in her/his field.  This person must also demonstrate familiarity with the theoretical debates surrounding area, global, development, ethnic or post-colonial studies and significant experience in transnational or comparative analysis.  Applications are encouraged from people who enjoy working at the boundaries of disciplines, area studies, and interdisciplinary studies.  Ph.D. by the time of appointment is expected.  Teaching load is three courses per semester and will probably include supervising one to two senior independent projects and participating in departmental review of the projects.

Global Studies is an interdisciplinary program drawing its depth from area studies and its theory and methods from political economy and cultural studies. The major includes core courses in global processes, race and ethnicity, research methods, and theories of cultural studies and global political economy.

To apply, candidates should submit a detailed letter of application explaining their qualifications for and interest in the position, with particular attention to teaching in an interdisciplinary program at a liberal arts college.  Candidates should also include a current CV and three letters of reference. Applications may be mailed to Dr. John Collins, Professor and Chair, Global Studies Department, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617, or emailed to either collins@stlawu.edu or jsheridan@stlawu.edu.  Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2014.

St. Lawrence University views the classroom as a pivotal site where transformative discussions about difference can and should take place, we seek a colleague who not only understands the importance of diversity but also takes advantage of it in the classroom.  US students of color and international students account for 25% of our two most recent incoming classes, and Pell grant recipients represent a significant percentage of each class as well.  We encourage applications from historically under-represented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching in multicultural classrooms.  Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching, active scholarship, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit SLU’s homepage at http://www.stlawu.edu.  St. Lawrence University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.