Assistant Professor - International Studies

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Position Title: Assistant Professor - International Studies

Department: International Studies - 32460

Vacancy Number: 16F-192

Position Number: 1081

Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Brief Summary of Work for this Position:

The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Department of International Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in International Studies starting August 1, 2019.

The teaching load is 3/3, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach the Introduction to International Studies course, an interdisciplinary methods course, the capstone course, and upper-level courses in International Studies. Several of these courses will be online. As such, preference will be given to applicants with successful interdisciplinary online teaching experience at the college-level. Evidence of excellence in teaching and a strong interest in curriculum development in International Studies is required.

Minimum Requirements:

A Ph.D. is required and an active research record and agenda is essential. The area of specialization is open, but one that complements our current faculty would be ideal. Such specializations include, but are not limited to, global public health, contemporary global trade, transnational advocacy networks, and so forth. Applicants are expected to have significant international experience and facility with a language other than English. Salary will depend on qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in International Studies or other relevant discipline. A demonstrated potential for grant funded research.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:

Consistent with the strategic goals of the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) to “create the most powerful learning experience possible for our students” and to “create an educational environment that prepares our students to be global citizens” and with its mission to stimulate “creative inquiry, critical thinking, thoughtful expression and responsible citizenship”, the International Studies program provides an interdisciplinary exploration of global issues such as globalization and the environment, of global cultures including the world’s art, literatures, languages, and religions, and of specific regions including Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. Fundamental to UNCW’s International Studies program is its mission to prepare its students to meet the many complex challenges facing our world, most of which do not fall within the strict confines of a single discipline, but rather require a broader interdisciplinary perspective.

College/School Information:

At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information:

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions:

Questions concerning the position, the department, or the application and the search procedure should be directed to Dr. Herbert Berg ([email protected]), the chair of the search committee.

Position Type: Permanent

Job Posting Date: 09/11/2018

Priority Consideration Date: 11/01/2018

Priority Consideration Information:

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Dan Masters, Chair of International Studies




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Job No: 16F-192
Posted: 9/11/2018
Application Due: 11/1/2018
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