Global Studies - Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies, Tenure Track

Job description

The Global Studies Department at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 2019. We prefer candidates whose teaching and research program deploy critical, interdisciplinary perspectives along with global/transnational and local-global dimensions to the study of contemporary culture. Research specialization is open, though fields of particular interest to us include cultural dimensions of environmentalism and environmental justice, urban cultural studies, diaspora and transatlantic studies, indigenous/oppositional arts and expressive cultures, postcolonial studies and decoloniality, reproductive justice and public health, and transnational feminist theory and activism. We are especially interested in interdisciplinary candidates whose work is informed by the innovative techniques and intersectional approaches in methodologies of critical race studies, indigenous pedagogies and praxis, transnational genders and sexualities, and/or cultural studies. Disciplinary backgrounds include Cultural Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Diaspora Studies, English, Cultural Geography, Indigenous Studies, and Women’s Studies. Ph.D. in-hand at time of application and evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching in a small liberal arts college environment are required.

Teaching load is three courses per semester and will include supervising senior independent projects and participating in departmental review of the projects. Global Studies is an interdisciplinary program drawing its depth from area studies and its theory and methods from political economy and cultural studies. The major includes five core courses: introductory courses in global political economy and race/culture/identity; research methods; and theory courses in global political economy and cultural studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three of our core courses – Introduction to Global Studies: Race, Culture and Identity, Research Methods in Global Studies, and Theories of Cultural Studies – and offer elective courses related to their areas of research focus. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the department’s rotation in teaching in the university’s First Year Program.

St. Lawrence University is committed to robust liberal arts pedagogical philosophies of inclusion and local and global citizenship. We are interested in candidates able to demonstrate they will strengthen the department’s commitments to social justice, foster diverse communities of people and perspectives, while recruiting, supporting and mentoring students from underrepresented groups. We especially seek candidates with demonstrated effective teaching practices that align with the learning goals of the Global Studies department, ability to supervise one-on-one independent senior research projects, a commitment to mentoring undergraduate students, dedication to fostering intercultural and international study through off-campus learning, and an active research agenda that leads to social, cultural, and linguistic scholarship. The successful candidate must therefore have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds, and participate in departmental and university-wide initiatives.

St. Lawrence has rich interdisciplinary minors of interest to the Global Studies Department. These include subject areas of Film and Representation Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Peace Studies, Public Health, as well as area studies that cover African Studies, Asian Studies, Canadian Studies, Caribbean and Latin American Studies and Native American Studies, among others. In helping Global Studies address and be a part of a wide range of subjects and areas, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to cross-list courses and to collaborate with colleagues in making not only the department’s offerings deeper, but also ensure the viability of several interdisciplinary minors and programs.

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin on December 31, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Jayantha Jayman, Global Studies Department Chair, at [email protected].

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit




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Posted: 1/18/2019
Application Due: 2/28/2019
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