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Thomas W. Rivers Distinguished Professorship for Global Understanding/International Studies in ...

East Carolina University

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Job Title:

Thomas W. Rivers Distinguished Professorship for Global Understanding/International Studies in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences

Position Number :


Vacancy Open to :

ECU Employees

Department :

AAH College of Arts and Sciences

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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Rivers Distinguished Professor for Global Understanding/International Studies in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences

Working Title :

Rivers Distinguished Professor for Global Understanding/International Studies in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences

Number of Vacancies :


Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :

up to .40

Full Time or Part Time :

Part Time

Salary Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

Position Location (City) :


Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Teaching)

Primary Function of Organizational Unit :

The primary purpose of the Dean’s Office of Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences is the administration of East Carolina University’s largest academic unit. Harriot College consists of 16 departments and offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. As the home of the liberal arts and sciences at ECU, we are united by our shared purposes, which include to:

  • Impact our world and create solutions to help our Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability.
  • Understand issues and influence policies surrounding Social Justice and Diversity.
  • Navigate our world to find common ground through Culture and Communication.
  • Explore, research, and discover how to change the face of Technology and Medicine.
Harriot College employs approximately 450 full-time faculty and staff, and the Dean’s Office oversees all budget, personnel and academic matters in its departments, interdisciplinary programs, centers, institutes, and auxiliary offices

Job Duties :

INTERNAL POSTING: Open only to applicants currently employed by East Carolina University.

The Thomas W. Rivers Distinguished Professorship for Global understanding/International Studies can be awarded to any Harriot College faculty member in any discipline. The person appointed as the Rivers Distinguished Professor is actively engaged in significant research with an international dimension, and will continue to have this as an important aspect of their responsibilities; shares the results of their research with the university community through seminars, classes, conferences, and other suitable means, as well as with the broader scholarly community through publications; serves as a consultant to departments and interdisciplinary programs in the College to help them increase their international dimensions (for example: student mobility, curricular and co-curricular programming, faculty and staff support, and/or partnership development); and provides leadership within the College to embrace the value of growing internationalization on campus. This distinguished professorship in international studies will provide a valuable resource for all of Harriot College’s departments and programs. The professorship endowment will make funds available to be used by the faculty member holding the title of Rivers Distinguished Professor for 1.5 academic years with possible reappointment.

This appointment will be up to a .40 FTE reassignment with a planned start date of January 9, 2023.

This position is contingent upon funding availability.

Minimum Education/Experience :

Must currently hold tenure and the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor in any THCAS department or program at ECU.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Special Instructions to Applicant :

Candidates who meet the minimum requirements should apply by submitting the following materials:

  • A cover letter
  • An up-to-date CV
  • A statement of no more than 2 pages, written in a manner that can be understood by reviewers from a variety of disciplines, that describes (1) the current state of the nominee’s research and a vision of future research, (2) how the professorship will enhance the nominee’s research and scholarship, and (3) how the nominee will use this professorship to improve understanding of the importance international studies in higher education and to the public at large. The American Council on Education provides a useful model of comprehensive internationalization.
  • Arrange for 3 letters of reference, one of which will be external to ECU, to be emailed to Hannah Morris ([email protected]).

Three official letters of reference are required upon selection as candidate of choice and will be collected via PeopleAdmin. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.:


Initial Screening Begins :


Rank Level:

Professor, Associate Professor

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting :


East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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