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Faculty, Global Development
Mercer University

Date Posted Oct. 4, 2019
Title Faculty, Global Development
University Mercer University
Macon, GA, United States
Department International and Global Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Political Science - International
    International Relations/Foreign Service
Position Title
Faculty, Global Development

International and Global Studies

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Work Location
Macon, GA

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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.

Starting Date: August 1, 2020
Employer Information: 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 ( or consult the following websites: or the program website can be reached at

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.

Background Check
Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate
Commensurate with experience

Required Documents
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, 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.

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Contact Information

  • Eimad Houry
    International and Global Studies
    Mercer University


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