Visiting Assistant Professor in International Studies

Denison University invites applications for a visiting assistant professor (1-year replacement) in International Studies for the 2020-21 academic year.

The International Studies Program is an interdisciplinary academic program that focuses on the intersections between local and global processes through political-economy and sociocultural analysis, broadly conceived. The program offers a major, and courses that fulfill requirements in the college’s general education program.

The successful candidate for this position will teach introductory and upper-level courses in the program. These will include the major’s core requirement courses: INTL100 “Introduction to INTL: The Making of the Modern World” and INTL200 “Themes and Approaches in INTL.” Since INTL200 is a writing-intensive seminar in Denison’s writing program (, candidates must show demonstrated ability to teach writing-intensive courses. Upper-level course in the candidate’s area of expertise may, as appropriate, be cross-listed in other relevant departments and programs. This appointment is three/three teaching load, including five core requirement courses.

Discipline and geographical area of specialization are open, although candidates should demonstrate interdisciplinary expertise in both research and teaching. The ability to offer a course that can be cross-listed between INTL and another department/program (e.g., Anthropology and Sociology, Communication, Women’s and Gender Studies, Area Studies) is preferred. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work addresses the intersections of race, gender, and class in transnational and historical contexts. Active involvement in the life of the program is expected. Ph.D. by summer of 2020 is required. Please submit: a curriculum vitae; a letter of application outlining research and teaching interests and experience, discussing how the applicant’s teaching fits within liberal arts environment, and addressing the applicant’s commitment to foster and support diversity in our Denison community; a statement on teaching; a transcript; and student evaluations of two recently taught courses, to The shortlisted candidates will be contacted to provide a list of three reference names and their contact information.

The applications received by March 16, 2020 will receive full consideration. The position is open until it is filled.

Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities. Denison University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background.


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