Faculty, Global Development
International and Global Studies
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The Department of International and Global Studies (IGS) at Mercer University invites applications for a tenure-track Faculty position in Global Development Studies.
Duties will consist of teaching seven undergraduate courses per year. Courses within the program may include introduction to development theory, gender and development, sustainable development, and poverty alleviation. The successful candidate will be expected to help inspire and develop new experiential learning opportunities, study abroad and international service-learning experiences, undergraduate research, and to actively support college wide core programs such as the Integrative Studies series and/or Great Books.
August 1, 2020
Mercer University is one of Americas oldest and most distinctive institutions of higher learning, offering rigorous programs to more than 8,500 students enrolled in 12 schools and colleges. The academic cornerstone of the university, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is a highly selective, residential institution enrolling over 1900 students. Recently awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Mercer University is located in historic Macon, Georgia, which is about an hour south of Atlanta. The International and Global Studies Department (IGS) has five faculty and offers degrees in International Affairs, Global Health Studies and Global Development Studies. For additional information about Mercer and the IGS Department, please email Search Chair: Dr. Eimad Houry (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or consult the following websites: http://www.mercer.edu
or the program website can be reached at http://cla.mercer.edu/global/
A Ph.D. in International or Global Development, or related discipline from an accredited college/university is required. ABD candidates will be considered at the Instructor rank. We are searching for a colleague who is broadly trained in the development field, can help cultivate student interest in this relatively new program, and is able to contribute to and help support other existing programs in the IGS department such as Global Health Studies and International Affairs. Strong preference will be given to candidates who show evidence of interdisciplinary training, success with grant writing, and whose scholarship focuses on health, environmental and/or structural aspects of development studies in the Asia, or Latin America regions. A background in liberal arts education, and membership in Phi Beta Kappa are considered added advantages. Successful candidates must show promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly activity.
Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
Commensurate with experience
CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, References
Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidates should complete the brief online application and attach a letter of interest, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests, and names and email addresses of three references. Upon request, candidates should also request that their referees email their letters to email@example.com
, or mail their letters directly to: Dr. Eimad Houry, International and Global Studies, Mercer University, 1501 Mercer University Dr., Macon GA 31207.
Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit all materials before December 15, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.