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Lecturer of International Studies

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Lecturer of International Studies - Search 67638
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Department of Political Science and International Studies


The Department of Political Science and International Studies in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of Lecturer of International Studies. This position will be located on the Statesboro campus, but may require teaching on the other campuses.

Georgia Southern University is the state's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.

Since 1906, the University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Within this setting, the successful applicant will join a department of more than 25 faculty and staff dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service. The department is committed to providing students with significant educational opportunities offering an international perspective. Through the Department's academic and extracurricular activities, Georgia Southern students develop international perspectives and an understanding of global issues and contemporary world cultures. The Department's philosophy of education embraces International Studies as a practical interdisciplinary field of studies devoted to finding solutions to global problems and advancement of the global well-being. With that, the Department focuses on providing students with practical and competitive skills and career prospects in an increasingly globalized economic reality. The prospective hire is expected to sustain and expand this vision.

Position Description
Reporting to the Department Chair, the Lecturer of International Studies position requires teaching, and some limited service responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The Lecturer will assume a 4-4 teaching load in the thriving Department of Political Science and International Studies, which features two interdisciplinary majors (International Studies and International Trade) in addition to Political Science. Teaching assignments may include Introduction to International Studies, Research Methods in International Studies, and upper-division courses in the Instructor's areas of expertise. The position is a 9-month, non-tenure track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in International Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Geography, or Economics with documented evidence of a global perspective completed by August 1, 2019
  • University-level teaching experience in International Studies or related disciplines, backed by evidence
  • Evidence of effective communication skills (in English)
  • Evidence of commitment to international education with regard to curricular development, student mentoring, and experience or interest in the development of study abroad programs
  • Regional specialization that complements the department's existing strengths in Latin America, Caribbean, and the Middle East
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • University-level successful experience in leading study abroad courses in International Studies or related disciplines, backed by evidence
  • Documented teaching experience in world cultures, global issues, economic and political development
  • Specialization in economic or political development or other humanitarian or development-oriented field of interest, such as human security and sustainability
  • Global focus outside of mainstream “International Relations” scholarship
  • Evidence of web-based teaching experience
  • Ability to teach and guide undergraduate students in successful pursuit of careers in international studies
  • Experience working with a diverse student body
  • Evidence of collegiality and ability to work on a team on projects involving international education

    Screening of applications begins December 1, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae, evidence regarding teaching excellence (student evaluations, etc.), three letters of recommendation, and a copy of unofficial graduate transcripts. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

    Christopher M. Brown, Search Chair, Search # 67638
    Department of Political Science and International Studies
    Georgia Southern University
    P. O. Box 8106
    Statesboro GA 30460
    Electronic mail: [email protected]
    Telephone: 912-478-0746

    More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or https://cbss.georgiasouthern.edu/points/. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

    To apply, visit: https://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/positions/faculty/





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