Teaching Assistant Professor, International Development

Colorado, Denver, USA
Mar 27, 2017
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Four-Year Institution

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver is an interdisciplinary professional school of international studies that prepares students for careers in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Our program provides students with the knowledge, skills and networks to design policies, implement programs, and realize outcomes that enhance human capabilities around the world.

Position Summary

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies is seeking to fill a Teaching Assistant Professor to teach in international studies with a focus on development and global health or human security. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track appointment, with a possibility for renewal.

The Teaching Assistant Professor will teach two classes during each of the three quarters during the academic year for a total of six classes. Courses will include foundational curriculum courses in international studies and upper division courses to be developed based on programmatic needs and candidate expertise. This position also requires teaching introductory methodology courses.

The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in international studies and possess demonstrable expertise in developmental and global health, and/or human security. We are broadly interested in an individual whose expertise can speak to development paradigms, politics and development, and the SDG debates and challenges. Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to global health; gender and health; humanitarian and/or disaster response; urbanization and health; climate change adaptation.

Essential Functions

The Teaching Professor will teach a total of six courses per year. These will include introductory courses for international studies and development, and advanced topics in area of expertise. This person will also teach an introductory course on methodology. The majority of teaching will be at the undergraduate level with the possibility of teaching a graduate course.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in International Studies/Relations, Development Studies, Areas Studies, Human Geography or related field. DrPH in related area also considered.
  • ABD will be considered but must complete all requirements for graduation by hire date.
  • Minimum teaching experience as a graduate teaching assistant for one or more years of college/university teaching.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • DrPH with appropriate expertise.
  • One year experience teaching undergraduate students in social science or international relations
  • Demonstrated success in teaching undergraduate courses.
  • Experience teaching on-line or hybrid courses.

Work Schedule

Dependent on class schedule and office hours.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. We are committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. If you have questions regarding this position please contact: Dr Sandy Johnson ()

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Letter of interest
  3. Teaching statement that includes information about how they will advance the diversity commitment through their teaching and services.
  4. At least three recommenders should send letters of reference on behalf of the candidate to Sandy Johnson, Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Program, Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, 2201 South Gaylord Street, Denver, CO 80208 or via email

PLEASE NOTE: The online application system is limited to uploading 5 files total. Please combine content (clearly labeled) if necessary to upload all required content.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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