Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of International Studies

Hollins University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 29, 2022

(posted 11/28/22)

Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of International Studies. Both entry-level and experienced candidates are encouraged to apply. This is a full-time position beginning July 1, 2023. Please visit this web page ( https://www.hollins.edu/offices-and-services/human-resources/faculty-positions/ ) to learn more about Hollins; its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; faculty development; the university’s students; and the Roanoke Valley.

Position and Qualifications

This position has its home in the Global Politics and Societies (GPS) Department which includes four separate major programs of study in sociology, religious studies, political science, and international studies and one minor program of study in social justice. Each program uses an interdisciplinary approach with some shared courses and collaborative teaching. The department is home to an award-winning Model UN team and hosts an annual Model Arab League Conference that attracts participants from across the eastern seaboard. We highly value experiential learning which is infused into the GPS curriculum through internships, digital course projects, study-abroad opportunities, and other hands-on learning experiences.

We seek a broadly trained international studies specialist with global research and teaching interests. Applicants with a completed Ph.D. in international studies, political science, or related GPS discipline by June 30, 2023 are welcome to apply. Preferred areas of expertise include East Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, Russia, and Central Eurasia to complement existing strengths in the department. We welcome candidates whose courses can also contribute to one or more of the following programs: environmental studies, gender and women’s studies, and/or religious studies.

The position carries a teaching load of three courses per semester. Applicants must be able to teach courses in world geography (with a focus on human, political, and cultural geography), globalization, and geopolitics, as well as related introductory and upper-level electives in international studies and political science. The ability to teach a qualitative research methods class is desirable but not essential. Other duties include advising students; supervising student theses, capstone projects, and internships; participating in department and university-wide governance; and contributing to the general education program.

We seek candidates who will advance Hollins’ commitment to diversity, equity, justice, and inclusive excellence; who have demonstrated success working with and mentoring students who are first-generation, limited-income, and from historically underrepresented groups in higher education; and who have an active record of ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations.

About Hollins

Known for its creative and highly engaged student body, Hollins University prides itself on its nationally recognized and award-winning undergraduate and graduate academic programs, its deeply committed alumnae/i network, its extraordinarily beautiful campus surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and its unique ability to ensure that each of its students has the opportunity to design a transformational college experience.

Application Process

Screening of candidates will begin January 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  • A cover letter describing teaching and research interests and detailing progress towards the Ph.D. with an expected completion date of no later than June 30, 2023 if not in hand at time of application;
  • A curriculum vitae; and
  • A diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that addresses your approach to teaching and mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds, and how you promote inclusivity and anti-racism in your teaching, writing, research, and/or service.
Candidates advanced to the second phase of review will be invited to submit the following materials:
  • A teaching statement;
  • A sample syllabus;
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one of which must focus specifically on the candidate’s teaching experience and abilities); and
  • Unofficial copy of graduate school transcripts.
Applicants should submit materials via this web page ( https://hollins.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0qEzGEpuJfgmEVo ). The selected candidate will be asked to submit official transcripts to the Office of the Provost, and once they accept a contingent employment offer, a criminal history background check will be conducted. For questions about the position, please contact search chair Edward Lynch ( elynch@hollins.edu ).

Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity at every level of the university. Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.

For more information about Hollins, please visit our website ( www.hollins.edu ).

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