Visiting Assistant Professor, Global Studies

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The Global Studies Program at Colby College invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor (five course sabbatical replacement). We seek a scholar with a PhD in anthropology (ABD considered) and a record of innovative research and teaching in the human rights and social justice arena, broadly defined. Scholarly expertise might include environmental justice, social movements, indigenous rights, media activism, global health, and migration, among others.  Candidates with research and teaching centered in the Global South or indigenous communities are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have strong interdisciplinary interests and will be able to teach courses that complement the existing Global Studies and Anthropology curricula, including one section of introduction to cultural anthropology and at least one writing intensive course (to be an upper level class in scholar’s area of specialization).  The search committee is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity of the campus community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, list of three recommenders, writing samples, and teaching evaluations (if available) to  Review of applications will commence on January 25, 2019 and continue until a successful candidate is selected.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website:

 Colby is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications and nominations of persons of color, women, and members of other under-represented groups. For more information about the College, please visit the Colby Web site:




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Posted: 10/12/2018
Application Due: 12/11/2018
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