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Global Studies Jobs 2012[]

Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College[]

  • Full-time, multi-year faculty position
  • Primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year seminar, a two-semester interdisciplinary examination of important ideas from the earliest writing to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. Successful applicants will demonstrate experience and openness to teaching a variety of texts using multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches.
  • Qualifications: A PhD in any field of the humanities or social sciences (including interdisciplinary and area studies, e.g. African American studies) that complements the academic focus of the existing faculty members. Experience in leading discussion seminars and teaching argumentative writing skills is required.
  • More information at or at
  • Search application deadline: February 13th or until filled.

College of Charleston - Assistant Professor of International Studies[]

  • College of Charleston, the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs (LCWA), invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in International Studies to begin fall 2012. The International Studies program seeks a candidate with research interests in Middle East or African studies who will contribute to inter- and multi-disciplinary teaching and research. Applicants should demonstrate excellent teaching and promising research scholarship. The successful candidate must be able to teach our International Studies introductory course as well as the major’s Capstone course and contribute to an area studies concentration. Candidates with a PhD in International Studies or related disciplines are encouraged to apply. An earned PhD before August 2012 is required.Applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV, copies of graduate transcripts, statements of teaching and research interests and philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and course evaluations), examples of scholarly research, and three letters of reference to: International Studies Search Committee, School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, College of Charleston, 66 George St., Charleston SC 29424. The College of Charleston is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages women and minority candidates to apply.
  • Review of applications will begin January 03, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • campus visits happening this month
  • 3/19 - my referees received letter requests. I guess the pool is still open.

Columbia University, Committee on Global Thought - POSITIONS FILLED[]


  • The George Mason University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, invites applications for the following positions to begin Fall 2012. Candidates in fields in English will be considered along with candidates in other disciplines in the college.
  • Two openings for Assistant Professor/Tenure Track faculty with specialties on India and the Pacific Rim. Seeking candidates whose research puts the specific regions of specialization in a global perspective. Candidates may come from any relevant discipline in the humanities and social sciences. Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment and demonstrated accomplishment or promise as a regional expert with a global reach. For full details and to apply visit Pacific Rim specialists apply for position number F9511z; India specialists apply for position number F9509z.
  • Review of applications will begin October 17 and continue until the positions are filled.
  • George Mason is a university characterized by global vision, global presence, and global accomplishment in outreach, education and research. Recognized by the Institute for International Education for internationalizing the campus, and by the Princeton Review for its diversity, Mason takes innovative approaches to education that often combine the study of globalization with regionally focused courses and language studies. To learn more about the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University visit
    • request for writing sample and rec letters (11/9)
      • Was the request for the India position or the Pacific Rim position? (11/11)
      • India
    • Phone/Skype interviews completed (India Position) 12/14.
      • how many interviews?
      • What area of specialty?
      • No exact idea of the number of interviews, possibly 8 - 10 based on the email they sent. My speciality is in Economics. Have no idea if they have contacted candidates for flyouts or not.
      • Any news on this one- for India? (01/19)
      • I was wondering the same. Have not heard anything as yet. (01/20)
      • Same here. Was interviewed for India position via Skype but have heard nothing yet (1/25)
      • Any updates on India position. Interviews in progress for Brazil position so was wondering if they have also been scheduled for India or not? During Skype they did say end of Jan.(1/30)
      • 3 campus interviews scheduled - first interview is today (1/30)
      • could you please tell what position are the above mentioned 3 campus interviews for? (2/1)
      • are the 3 campus interviews for India?
      • Yes, they just completed the last of three campus interviews for the India position. (2/7)
      • Congratulations to those who made it to the campus interviews. Could you share what fields are these three candidates from?
      • The field for the India position of at least two if not all three of the job talks was anthropology.
      • Thanks for the update...i am not among those lucky 3, so guess i am out then. And i thought my interview was good! What a fool (2/7)
      • No, you weren't a fool. The word is that all 10 of the skype interviews they did were "extremely strong" and that the competition was "ferocious."
      • Yes, I heard that too. To the poster above: Don't feel upset, I was also interviewed via skype but not called for campus visit. So we are all on the same boat--the job market is indeed ferocious. By the way, has anyone already received the rejection letter?
  • Request for writing sample and letters for Pacific Rim (11/17) (4x)
    • For Pacific Rimmers asked for writing samples--what is your discipline?
    • Interesting for this very sexy term "Pacific Rimmers"; anyway, my discipline is in East Asian literature and culture, but I have two theoretical subfields.
    • Also got a request for writing sample and letters; I study modern Indonesia
    • So if we got the request but never heard from he search committee, then we are probably out of the running?
    • Yeah same situation as the poster above; I believe so...
    • I study the modern Philippines; was informed that the committee might schedule Skype interviews "before December 18th" but if not then, then in the second or third week in January
    • ^You were informed by George Mason? Was this for the Pacific or India job?
    • ^Pacific Rim in Global Perspective. After they asked for a writing sample and letters I asked what their timeframe is, and was told the information I shared above. Haven't heard anything since I sent my writing sample and letters in on 11/29.
  • Skype interview requested (Pacific Rim) 1/05
    • Are the skype interviews over? I interviewed for the India position and have not heard anything as yet. Was told that interviews will take place in Jan end Feb begining. Anybody who interviewed for Pacific rim know what timeline they are looking at to bring in people?
    • Skype Interviews completed (1/20)
    • So have they scheduled interviews? (1/24)
    • Any updates (1/29)
  • Also posted at Comparative 2012 & Asian History 2011-12

George Mason University - Culture and Globalization- CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULED[]

  • The George Mason University, Cultural Studies Program invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a proven record of research and publication to teach in what is primarily a doctoral program (significant experience preferred) to start fall 2012.
  • In addition to the one upper-level undergraduate course we offer, Culture and Globalization, the successful candidate would be expected to teach at least one of our required doctoral courses (see for curriculum details); teach graduate seminars in his or her field of research; and sit on students' field and dissertation committees.
  • Areas of specialization are open, but we have abiding needs in the areas of race and ethnicity, visual culture and political economy. We encourage potential applicants to familiarize themselves with our doctoral curriculum before applying. A Ph.D. is required by start of appointment.
  • All applications must be submitted by November 15, 2011. For full consideration, apply for position F9066z at; complete the online faculty application; and upload a letter of interest, CV, and the names of four references with contact information. EOE. Contact: Search Committee. Website:
  • From H-Asia 10-24-11
  • Deadline: Nov. 15. Also posted at Comparative 2012
  • Any news?
  • Candidates invited to campus

Hampshire College - Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULED[]

  • Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College Consortium, is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, to begin fall 2012.
  • This position is located in the interdisciplinary School of Critical Social Inquiry. Discipline open. Academic background in politics, anthropology or sociology preferred. Applicants with interests in regional transformations, particularly but not limited to topics of gender, religion, secularism, and nationalism, are encouraged. Hampshire faculty must be able to work successfully with people from diverse backgrounds. Hampshire College is an institution where teaching is emphasized, along with intensive individual instruction and collaborative interdisciplinary work. Teaching load is two courses per semester. Faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly life and contribute to the college community. Hampshire College is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
  • Ph.D. by time of appointment strongly preferred. Review of applications will begin October 22, 2011. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit a cover letter describing teaching and research interests as well as educational philosophy, curriculum vitae, one sample of written work, and three letters of recommendation via our website at
    • anybody heard anything on this? (11/29)
    • skype interviews scheduled
    • Campus visits scheduled
    • Four candidates invited. Talks end Feb 14.They have an internal candidate.
    • Offer made and accepted

Lesley University - Assistant/Associate Professor, Global Studies - PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED[]

  • The Social Sciences Division of Lesley College is seeking a full-time, 9 month faculty member to teach primarily in the interdisciplinary area of global studies. We seek candidates with a doctoral degree in one of the following areas: global/international studies, anthropology, geography, or international development. Responsibilities include teaching seven classes per year in global studies and the successful candidate's area of expertise; advising undergraduate students; contributing to curriculum development; serving on appropriate college and university committees and task forces, and participating in recruitment and retention activities. This assignment will begin Fall 2012; however, there is a possibility for a Spring 2012 start.
  • Requirements: Earned doctorate in international/global studies or related field such as anthropology, geography, or international development. Successful candidate will provide evidence of successful undergraduate teaching and a research program. Ability to work with diverse populations and excellent written and verbal communication skills are necessary. Experience with internships/experiential learning and curriculum development are pluses.
  • Application Instructions: Candidate should submit a letter of interest, a c.v., and a writing sample. The letter of interest should include a discussion of how the candidate's training/background is reflected in his/her teaching in the interdisciplinary field of global studies.
  • Open until filled (posted 11/28/11)
  • scheduling phone interviews (1/26)

Marymount Manhattan College - Asst. Professor, International Studies[]

  • The Department of International Studies at Marymount Manhattan College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in International Studies beginning in September 2012. Required: a Ph.D. in International Political Economy or related field (ABD with firm dissertation defense date and Ph.D. by time of employment may be considered); a commitment to an interdisciplinary approach and interest in one or more of the following areas: international political economy, economic and social development, economics of gender, human rights, migration, human security, and international humanitarian law. A focus on Africa, with field experience, is strongly preferred. Responsibilities include teaching, successful pursuit of a scholarly agenda, and departmental and college service.
  • Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, syllabi samples, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.
  • For full consideration, all application materials should be received by February 21, 2012, or until filled. Electronic submission is preferred. Please send to If materials cannot be sent electronically, please mail to: Dr. Ghassan Shabaneh, Search Committee Chair, International Studies Department, Division of Social Sciences, Marymount Manhattan College, 221 East 71st Street, New York, NY 10021. This position is subject to final budget approval. Please refer to the college website, , and catalogue for course program and information.
  • Posted in Chronicle (Feb. 8)

North Carolina State University - International Studies/Middle East (Assistant Professor) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGE[]

  • The College of Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position in International Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor with research focusing on the Middle East. The position will be a joint appointment with a commitment to teaching in the International Studies program and a commitment to teaching Middle East studies courses within a disciplinary department. Tenure when granted will be held in the disciplinary department. Personnel decisions will originate in the disciplinary department with input from the International Studies program.
    • Review begins Nov. 9
    • Has anyone heard anything?
    • skype interviews scheduled
    • may I ask when and what field that you are in?
    • I've applied and heard nothing as of yet (12/11). I sought to be hosted in Soc/Anthro.
    • Any news on campus interviews? (01/01)
    • [Person from 12/11] I just received a rejection e-mail this morning (01/02).
    • Offer made and accepted.

Pitzer College - Founding Director of Institute for Global-Local Action and Study[]

  • Applied 2/5/12, still no word.
  • Anyone heard anything about this search?

Portland State University - Asst. Professor, International Studies[]

  • Portland State University International Studies Program invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of International and East Asian Studies starting September 16, 2012. We seek a social science Ph.D. with expertise in a comparative East Asia framework. Preferred areas of research focus include migration, health, labor, social justice, food and food security, or new media approached from a social issues perspective.
  • Duties include teaching undergraduate interdisciplinary courses, including core courses in the International Studies curriculum and upper division courses focused primarily on East Asia and an area of thematic expertise. Effective teaching from an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective and a strong record of publication, research, and securing external funding, commensurate with time since Ph.D. completion required. Ability to develop internships and engage students in community-based projects is a plus. See
  • To apply, send via surface mail by March 14, 2012 cover letter, cv, writing sample, evidence of teaching, and three letters of recommendation to Martha W. Hickey, Director, Attn INTL / East Asian Studies Search, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751. Correspondence will be conducted primarily by e-mail:
  • March 1st - Can't seem to find this on the PSU openings page
  • JOB CANCELLED DUE TO BUDGET CUTS (confirmed in email from search committee chair 2012/03/02

University of California-Los Angeles--TT job joint in the International Institute and School of Social Sciences - INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED[]

  • to teach undergrad courses in the Global Studies or International Development majors and grad courses in a cross-listed department
  • Any word yet?
  • Nothing yet ...
  • 11/17 no word for me.
  • letters were requested mid-October.
  • I believe letters were required and letter requests were automatically generated, so I don't think this is an indication that there is a long list.
    • Correct, everyone needed letters. I guess this means there's still no word.11/29/11
  • Word on the sociology wiki is that interviews have been scheduled for January (
  • This position is oddly quiet. Nor has the above-mentioned sociology page had any updates since Dec. 1.

Interviews have been conducted by some departments (e.g. sociology, poli sci).

Updates here (4/4)?

University of Colorado Denver[]

  • University of Colorado, Denver, the International Studies Program at the, invites applications for a Middle East/North African specialist to fill a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, starting August 2012. The successful candidate will be rostered in either the History or Political Science Department, and will contribute to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary International Studies program. This position comes with research, teaching and service expectations. The standard teaching load is 2/2 (four courses each academic year).
  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • Interviews are taking place now (Feb 2012).
  • Offer accepted (May 2012),

University of Oregon - Assistant Professor, International Studies/Women's and Gender Studies, Global Health & Development - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

  • We seek a scholar who will hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment and whose expertise addresses one or more of the following: political, economic and cultural drivers of health vulnerability and resilience; the political economy of institutions addressing health related issues; variations in health and healing practices as they relate to culture, development and human security; comparative healthcare delivery systems; relationships between health, education, and economic development; gender, health and development; the impact of the HIV/AIDs pandemic and other diseases; hunger, malnutrition and development; and best practices in development interventions.
  • Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to the interdisciplinary exploration of contemporary issues in international studies and enhance the diversity efforts of both departments as well as the university. Candidates must have a high degree of proficiency in a language appropriate for their regional specialization. The annual teaching load at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels will be four courses in International Studies and one course in Women’s and Gender Studies, on the quarter system. This is a paperless search. Apply online at Queries should be addressed to Dan Gorman, Department of International Studies, 5206 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5206, email Deadline for applications is October 15, 2011.
  • Also posted at Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2012
    • Rejection email received 11/14
    • Invite for Campus visit (11/8)
    • Offer made (11/30) & accepted (12/14)

University of San Francisco International Studies VAP[]

The Master’s in International Studies (MAIS) Program at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a two-semester term position (non-renewable) at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2012.

Preference will be given to a candidate who will be able to teach courses on globalization at both the graduate and undergraduate level. The candidate should be conversant with theoretical debates on the restructuring of time, space and scale. He/she should be able to apply this theoretical knowledge to contemporary questions about the nature of the state, city, economy, sovereignty, citizenship and migration/forced migration. The candidate should have in-depth knowledge about how such dynamics affect at least one region of the world including: Africa, Middle East, Asia, Latin America or Europe. Strong consideration will also be given to candidates whose research interests fall in the areas of human rights, development, or peace and conflict studies.

Normal teaching load for term positions is three (4-unit) courses per semester. Term positions come with full-time pay and benefits.

Applications must be received by March 15th, 2012


  • The International and Global Studies Program at The University of the South invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin August 2012.
  • A strong preference will be given to candidates who focus on globalization in the Middle East, or Africa or South Asia with thematic interests including, but not limited to, global/ local interactions related to health and health care policies, the experiences of labor in a globalizing economy, and/or subaltern perspectives.
  • Candidates should have a Ph.D. or ABD with promise of completion by August 2012 in any social science or humanities field. Please send a cover letter, c.v., brief writing sample, sample syllabi, evidence of teaching excellence, a graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation via email to: with subject heading: "IGS Search."
  • Applications received by October 20, 2011 will receive full consideration.
    • Phone Interview last week [posted 11/14]
    • Any news? (12/19)
    • I had a video conference interview a while back (November) and haven't heard anything since so I assume they've already moved on to invite others to campus. any confirmations? (3/1)
  • Search completed


  • We are pleased to announce the availability of faculty positions at all ranks and in all areas of the humanities, arts, and social and natural sciences. At this time we are seeking outstanding teacher-scholars at all career stages who are eager to be part of the inaugural faculty, who are committed to innovative pedagogy, who are active researchers and who enjoy close mentoring of students. We expect to hire approximately 100 faculty in the next few years as the student body increases; and plan to hire up to 35 in the next academic year and approximately an additional dozen by May 2013.
  • Review of applications will begin 1 November 2011 and will continue until open positions are filled.
  • This job seems so promising; either though we will be restricted to teaching mainly composition and general humanities classes, I think it is worth a try? Right? Anyone applying?
  • I applied. Heard nothing at all so far. x2
  • I didn't apply, mainly because I am not sure if I will be happy just teaching general humanities classes without having a chance to teach anything related to my own research at all. But the location seems great!
  • I applied. Not sure if it is true that there seems to be approximately 2000 applications, and the search committee are overwhelmed right now! Heard it from my advisor who worked in NUS before. Fingers crossed!
  • According to the information on the Yale-NUS website the teaching is not just in "general humanities classes." Students will take specialist classes in the areas of their majors as well. According to an article in the Yale Daily News there were 1,500 applications across the three fields (humanities, social sciences, and sciences) on November 7 and more were expected at that time.
  • MLA interview scheduled (by email) on Dec 8; (x2), Dec 14 (I intend to ask for Skype instead).
  • AHA interview scheduled (by email) on Dec. 9
  • Any campus visit invitations since MLA? (1/23)
  • I was told during a skype interview (2/6, for in lit studies) that finalists would not be determined until mid-March; however the Yale student newspaper reports that some offers are about to be extended.
  • invitation to attend workshop in Singapore in March