Global Studies Lecturer

Baltimore, Maryland
Nov 30, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Lecturer in Global Studies

Global Studies Program, UMBC
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The UMBC Global Studies Program (GLBL) invites applications for a lectureship in Global Studies. The Global Studies Program is a 5-year-old, interdisciplinary undergraduate program in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. With an exciting curriculum and mission that emphasize the intercultural and transnational rather than merely the international, Global Studies currently has over 135 majors and is growing steadily. The start date for this potentially renewable three-year lecturer position is mid-August 2019.

Responsibilities include a 3-3 teaching load, plus advising, research mentoring and programmatic work constituting the equivalent of a fourth course. GLBL courses include an introductory Global Studies course, a methods course, and a capstone research course (see ). The faculty member in this lecturer position will alternate with other faculty in teaching these GLBL courses, and assist with activities including student advising, curriculum and course development, assisting with student programs, and promoting and mentoring undergraduate student research, as well as others as assigned. 

Requirements include a PhD in a Humanities or Social Science discipline at the time of appointment and a strong commitment to interdisciplinary engaged teaching. Experience with global studies or global studies-oriented classes is highly desirable. As UMBC’s Program in Global Studies combines both Humanities and Social Science methods, familiarity with both humanistic and social science teaching approaches will be a plus. The ideal candidate will be committed to and experienced in fostering inclusive excellence. The successful candidate will be comfortable teaching international as well as transfer students, enthusiastic about promoting and mentoring undergraduate student research on global, transnational and intercultural issues and willing to guide and encourage students to pursue, where appropriate, graduate study and merit fellowships.

Applicants should send a current C.V., a detailed cover letter including a statement of qualifications, a statement about their philosophy of and approach to teaching, and contact information for three references, who they may be asked to contact. Additionally, applicants are also asked to provide a separate statement addressing their capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds. For further information on UMBC’s commitment to diversity, see Candidates may in a later phase of the search be asked to provide teaching evaluations and other teaching materials.

Deadline for applications is 7 January 2019. Submit all application materials by 7 Jan. 2019 via Interfolio ( For questions, please contact Dr. Rebecca Boehling, Program Director, at [email protected]

UMBC is located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, close to both cities and their urban and diverse cultures and yet on a campus with considerable green space and outdoor recreational spaces. UMBC, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UMBC has a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. We encourage applications from women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.