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University of Washington, Tacoma (WA) - Assistant Professor, American Politics and Public Law[]

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in American Politics & Public Law, housed within the Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs in UWT's School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences. The successful candidate will address how power shapes systems of oppression in American law and politics. In particular, the successful candidate will research the relationship between law and marginalization on the basis of race, ethnicity, indigeneity or other social identities.

The ideal candidate will teach courses in American Politics, Race and the Law, Law in Society and other public law related courses. We seek a candidate ready to serve our diverse student populations, involve students in research, and initiate coursework engaging the community.  We seek someone eager to integrate new pedagogical techniques, and technologies into coursework. The position will primarily contribute to our two majors: Law & Policy and Politics, Philosophy, & Economics. Depending upon the successful candidate's expertise, this position may also contribute to other UWT majors, such as Ethnic, Gender and Labor Studies and American Studies. This is a full-time position with a 9-month service period.  The position begins September 15, 2019. The position requires an earned doctorate or foreign equivalent in Political Science, Sociology, History, Law, American Studies, or related field at the time of appointment, and is contingent on funding. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation will be appointed on an acting basis.

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LCC International University, Klaipeda (Lithuania) - open-rank position in the area(s) of Development studies within the International Relations and Development Program. LCC International University is an accredited, BA granting Christian liberal arts university located in Klaipeda, Lithuania, on the Baltic Sea. We seek to engage students in a transforming educational experience in order to create a generation of leaders for Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics. Graduates are expected to be able to think critically, promote democratic ideals, develop a market economy, and rebuild the network of civil society within the context of a Christian worldview.

Areas of specialization are open – the applicant may enhance current areas of faculty expertise or supplement the departmental portfolio with new areas. The position involves: teaching courses in the program; advising; preferably maintaining modest research activity, and participating in the active intellectual life of the campus. The position offers unique opportunities such as travel and teaching/research in the Baltics, Scandinavia, Western and Eastern Europe.

The Program: The International Relations and Development Program offers a BA degree in International Relations and Development, with focus points in political science and development theory and practice. In the three years since its inception, the International Relations and Development major has grown rapidly. Current faculty areas of specialization include: ethnic identity; migration; post-Soviet identity; cybersecurity and social media; and development.

Preferred Qualifications: • Earned doctorate in Development or a Development-related discipline; ABD will also be considered. • firm commitment to supporting LCC's mission of providing Christian liberal arts education within an international context • demonstrated competence in teaching university level courses • record of scholarship preferred

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Early career: Recent PhDs have the opportunity at LCC to launch a career of teaching and scholarship by gaining experience with diverse classroom environments teaching core courses and developing specialized elective courses, and eager researchers can build a scholarly portfolio that will launch them into advanced career paths—perhaps back at your own university—for which their LCC experience prepared them.

Mid-career: Sabbaticals and Research Awards, e.g. Fulbright One excellent way to participate in and contribute to LCC’s mission is to dedicate a sabbatical leave (or even just part of it) to teaching and/or scholarly research activity at LCC. The extraordinarily diverse representation of national, cultural, and linguistic identities to be found in our classrooms and faculty offices is a delightful and stimulating encounter for those new to LCC’s unique environment, and an inspiration for so many who make return visits and consider long term commitments. LCC is also an outstanding destination for using a Fulbright (or similar) academic fellowship or award. In such circumstances we are committed to providing the schedule and resources that best serve the wishes and plans of the award recipient.

Late career: As seasoned professors near retirement age, joining the LCC faculty for a year (or several) provides an exciting cultural and educational experience, and can serve as a great segue from early or traditional retirement to further work, travel, and missional activities.

The School for International Training, International Honors Program []

Traveling Faculty: International Honors Program (IHP)  Food Systems: Agriculture, Sustainability, and Justice

Location: Travels with program Type: Full-time 6-month offer letter or Full-time full academic year offer letter (California, Ecuador, Malawi, Italy)
The International Honors Program (IHP), a program of World Learning/SIT, offers international, comparative study abroad programs. We are currently seeking traveling faculty members to join an interdisciplinary team of faculty, fellows, and host country coordinators for IHP’s Food Systems: Agriculture, Sustainability, and Justice program in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. Each four-month program will take approximately 30 students from top-tier U.S. colleges and universities to four countries to do inter-disciplinary study from a comparative perspective.

IHP Food Systems examines how the dynamics of food production, distribution, consumption, and provisioning are affected by population growth, capitalism, rapid urbanization, climate change, and globalization, and which responses offer the most promise for sustainable food futures at local, national, and global levels.

Students will analyze local, national, and global food systems—and the very direct impact of food on our daily lives—to develop a deeper understanding of one of the most significant challenges of our time. By examining the implications of technological advances, changing geo-political landscapes, international trade regimes, and climate change on food security, students work to identify strategies to support healthy communities, prosperous livelihoods and sustainable environments in a rapidly changing world. Field studies will include meetings with subsistence farmers, small-scale producers and multinational corporations, rural and urban communities, trade organizations and community-based NGOs, multi-lateral organizations, international agencies, leaders of social movements and human rights advocacy groups. 

Specific Responsibilities: We are seeking traveling faculty members who will facilitate learning and teach two courses in either or both semesters: Politics, Ethics and Food Security (a Political science course) and Getting from Field to Fork (an Economics course).

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