Assistant Professor of International Studies

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Assistant Professor of International Studies

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School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs


International Studies

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The College of Charleston’s School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs (LCWA) invites applications for a position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of International Studies to begin August 16, 2021. The International Studies program is interested in candidates whose teaching and research focus on human rights and/or race and ethnicity. Candidates who employ transnational and interdisciplinary perspectives in their research and teaching and who specialize in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) or East Asia are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be able to teach our International Studies introductory course as well as the major’s Cross-Regional International Studies course and would ideally contribute to one or more concentrations in the major. An earned PhD in International Studies or related fields (including but not limited to Anthropology, Area Studies, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology, Urban Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies) by August 15, 2021 is required. ABD candidates with degree completion expected by August 15, 2021 will be considered.

Applicants must apply online at JOBS.COFC.EDU. To be considered, please submit: 1) Cover Letter/Letter of Application, 2) CV, 3) Teaching Materials Packet (incl. Teaching Philosophy Statement; Course Evaluations; Sample Syllabi if available), 4) Research & Professional Development Statement, 5) Unofficial Graduate Transcripts, 6) Writing Sample, 7) Other Documents (optional), and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Malte Pehl (Director of the International Studies Program) at: pehlm AT .

The College of Charleston is a co-educational liberal arts institution located in the heart of downtown Charleston, SC. The International Studies program began at the College in 2010 and is now the largest major in the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs. The program includes faculty from History, Economics, Anthropology, and Political Science and prides itself on multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary teaching and research.

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The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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Posted: 12/31/2020
Application Due: 6/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time