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Assistant Professor of Global Studies--Race and Global Inequality

Colby College
Colby College, Waterville, Maine

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Assistant Professor of Global Studies--Race and Global Inequality

Colby College, Waterville, Maine
Open Date:
Oct 5, 2023


The Global Studies Program at Colby College invites applications for a new tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in Global Studies with a focus on race and global inequality, broadly conceived. The position will start in fall 2024. We seek an innovative interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary scholar and teacher, either trained in an interdisciplinary program or with a strong and demonstrated commitment to inter- or transdisciplinary methodologies in their research and pedagogy. Areas of focus within race and global inequality could include, but are not limited to, indigeneity, race and racial capitalism, sovereignty, borders, environment and climate change, human rights, health and medicine, gender and sexuality, colonialism, and/or American empire. We welcome applications from scholars whose research and teaching combine more than one of these areas and/or takes a transnational approach.


We seek highly qualified candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, draw on and contribute to critical perspectives and pedagogies of the Global South, Indigenous, migrant, and other marginalized communities. We welcome candidates whose scholarship centers alternative wisdom traditions, epistemologies, futurities, and traditions of resistance that are often excluded from the Eurocentric academy. The successful candidate will be an active scholar and a creative and engaged teacher, able to teach courses that emphasize interdisciplinary approaches, intersectional engagement, and anti- and/or de-colonial perspectives in ways that will complement the program’s current strengths and broaden our offerings.


The ability to teach inter-or transdisciplinary research design and methods as well as an introductory global studies course, is welcome. The successful candidate will share in the teaching of these courses, as well as teach electives and a capstone in their area of specialization. Depending on training and interests, they could also participate in relevant centers and institutions on campus, including social science and humanities departments, interdisciplinary departments such as African-American Studies, Latin American Studies, East Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, and initiatives such as the Oak Institute for Human Rights and the Critical Indigenous Studies Initiative (CISI).

Candidates must have a completed PhD by September 1, 2024.

Application Instructions:


Applicants should submit the following materials via Interfolio :

●        a cover letter

●        curriculum vitae

●        names and contact information for three references

●        a statement of teaching philosophy and a statement of scholarship; these statements of pedagogy and research should demonstrate commitment to the value of diversity and to inclusive teaching

●        one representative sample of recent scholarly writing

●        one syllabus for a course that the candidate feels especially illustrates the kind of multidisciplinary teaching that they would bring to the position


Review of complete applications will begin on October 30 and continue until the position is filled. We encourage applicants to continue to send materials after the deadline.

Questions about the position can be addressed to the Associate Chair of Global Studies, Nadia El-Shaarawi (, or Chair of Global Studies, Patrice Franko (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.


Working at Colby College 

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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