Huron University College: Probationary Faculty Appointment: Assistant Professor (Tenure–Track), Global Development Studies

Established in 1863, Huron University College is the founding college of Western University and offers liberal arts and theological programs.  Huron is distinguished by its small classes and teaching excellence in a personal, supportive community.  Huron is committed to providing its students with an engaging and inspiring educational experience that gives them a distinct advantage throughout their entire lives and challenges them to be leaders with heart.

 

The Centre for Global Studies at Huron University College invites applications for a probationary (tenure–track) faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor from persons critically engaged with problems of Global Development, to commence July 1, 2020.  Candidates for this position must either have a PhD or be very close to completion of a PhD in a social sciences, humanities, or interdisciplinary program of study.  This appointment is subject to budgetary approval.

 

Candidates for this position should have research and scholarly expertise in fields of study and practices identified with Global Development in fundamentally critical and interdisciplinary manners.  They should be able to engage the problems and issues of contemporary global inequalities from understandings of scholarship and activism rooted in some combination of feminism, anti–racism, questions of class, anti–oppressive methodologies, or decolonial movements.  Candidates who bring competencies in engaging studies of agriculture, food sovereignty, or political ecology with respect to problems of inequality and development will be of particular interest.  Candidates who also are actively engaged with community–based field research are especially encouraged to apply.

 

The person appointed to this position will be expected to collaborate with other faculty members in the Centre for Global Studies in the delivery of the six interdisciplinary and interrelated academic programs it offers in:  Globalization Studies;  Global Development Studies;  Global Culture Studies;  Global Gender Studies;  Global Health Studies;  Global Rights Studies.  However, this person will be expected to teach courses within and develop particular attention to the renewal and delivery of the Centre’s Global Development Studies program specifically, meeting the challenges of studying global inequalities today and helping to build the most critically aware and complexly situated Global Development Studies program in the country.  As well, it is hoped that the successful candidate will be able to develop and teach some courses with community– or experiential–based components.

 

The successful applicant for this position will be expected to develop and maintain a program of research related to per areas of teaching.  And it is hoped that this person will be able to develop this program of research so that it can serve as a basis of collaborative practices with per colleagues in the Centre for Global Studies.  On this register, applicants for this position should be aware that the Centre for Global Studies does not seek to define or conserve a disciplined understanding of “Global Studies” per se but, rather, proposes the global as a scope of analysis and engagement, as well as an open site of critical intellectual and scholarly contest and social interrelation.

 

Candidates should submit application packages that include:  a letter of application;  a curriculum vitae;  a teaching dossier, including evidence of teaching effectiveness if possible;  examples of research and/or publications;  and a list of three persons (with full contact information) who would agree to provide letters of reference, if requested by the search committee.  All applications should be received by no later than November 22nd, 2019 for full consideration.   Application packages should be submitted as electronic documents via email, with the subject line of “Global Development Studies Search,” to Ms. Sahana Mazumder at email address:  smazumd2@uwo.ca

 

Inquiries about this position may be sent to the Director of the Centre for Global Studies, Dr. Mark F. N. Franke, Centre for Global Studies, Huron University College, 1349 Western Road, London, Ontario, N6G 1H3;  email:  mfranke@huron.uwo.ca

 

Huron University College values its place in an interconnected world and desires to reflect this value, acknowledging our responsibility to strive towards a diverse and equitable employment and educational environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person.  We welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

Applications from all qualified individuals are invited;  however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given hiring priority.  We thank all applicants for their interest;  only those selected to proceed in the competition will be contacted.

 

Should you require accommodation in making an application, please contact Human Resources at 519–438–7224, extension 703, or <jhenry56@huron.uwo.ca>.

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