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Visiting Assistant Professor in Global Public Health

St. Lawrence University
Canton, New York
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Assistant Professor
Employment Type
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The Global Studies Department at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in Global Public Health beginning August 15, 2022. The teaching load is three courses per semester and will include supervising senior independent projects and participating in departmental review of the projects. The successful candidate will be expected to teach an introductory course on race, culture, and identity as well as an intermediate course in global public health and an elective course in their area of expertise.  Candidates may hold the PhD in a range of academic disciplinary backgrounds, including Public Health, Population Health, Geography, Demography, Sociology, and related field, and must have done substantial work focused on critical approaches to global public health.

We seek candidates with a proven record of effective teaching practices that embody liberal arts pedagogical philosophies, an active research agenda, a commitment to mentoring undergraduate students and supervising one-on-one independent senior research projects, and a demonstrable dedication to intercultural and international study. We are especially interested in candidates who will strengthen the department’s commitments to social justice; to diverse communities of people and perspectives; to recruiting, supporting, and mentoring students from underrepresented groups; and to meaningful communication through social, cultural, and linguistic scholarship and practice. 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.

Since 2000, the Global Studies department has been an innovative, transdisciplinary program drawing its theory and methods from critical political economy and cultural studies. In addition to core courses in these areas, students pursue thematic and geographic concentrations through a combination of area studies and other courses, off-campus study, and language study, all leading to a faculty-mentored independent research project in the senior year. More information about the program can be found at

St. Lawrence also has several interdisciplinary minors in a variety of fields including a minor in Public Health. The university is also working to establish a major in Public Health. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to cross-list courses and to collaborate with colleagues in these programs where applicable.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment (8/15/22).
  • Ability to teach an introductory course on race, culture, and identity as well as an intermediate course in global public health
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the theoretical debates surrounding area, global, and development studies and significant experience in transnational or comparative analysis
  • Research and teaching that are informed by critiques of colonial epistemologies
  • Expertise in diverse methodological approaches - such as qualitative methods, mixed methods, and spatial analysis - and commitment to working at the boundaries of disciplines, area studies, and interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary studies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Specialization in global public health, critical health studies, gender, and research methods
  • strong background in the transdisciplinary study of health, health care, and comparative health care systems
  • Ability to contextualize or conduct research on health and health care in northern New York and the surrounding US/Canadian border region within broader global trends

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 February 21, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Madeleine Wong, search chair, at [email protected].

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

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