Assistant Professor of Global Studies - Global Race and Inequality

The Global Studies Program at Colby College invites applications for a new tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in Global Studies with a focus on race and global inequality, broadly conceived. The position will start in fall 2024. We seek an innovative interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary scholar and teacher, either trained in an interdisciplinary program or with a strong and demonstrated commitment to inter- or transdisciplinary methodologies in their research and pedagogy. Areas of focus within race and global inequality could include, but are not limited to, indigeneity, race and racial capitalism, sovereignty, borders, environment and climate change, human rights, health and medicine, gender and sexuality, colonialism, and/or American empire. We welcome applications from scholars whose research and teaching combine more than one of these areas and/or takes a transnational approach.
We seek highly qualified candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, draw on and contribute to critical perspectives and pedagogies of the Global South, Indigenous, migrant, and other marginalized communities. We welcome candidates whose scholarship centers alternative wisdom traditions, epistemologies, futurities, and traditions of resistance that are often excluded from the Eurocentric academy. The successful candidate will be an active scholar and a creative and engaged teacher, able to teach courses that emphasize interdisciplinary approaches, intersectional engagement, and anti- and/or de-colonial perspectives in ways that will complement the program’s current strengths and broaden our offerings.
Global Studies is one of the largest interdisciplinary majors at Colby. As one of the oldest Global Studies programs at a liberal arts college, the program has a history of drawing on faculty and classes from across the college. Building on this foundation, Global Studies at Colby is in the midst of a multi-year process of re-envisioning our curriculum to connect and contribute to the emerging field of Global Studies. We are particularly excited to welcome a new colleague who might engage in, and contribute to, that process with us. The ability to teach inter-or transdisciplinary research design and methods as well as an introductory global studies course, is welcome. The successful candidate will share in the teaching of these courses, as well as teach electives and a capstone in their area of specialization. Depending on training and interests, they could also participate in relevant centers and institutions on campus, including social science and humanities departments, interdisciplinary departments such as Latin American Studies, East Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, and initiatives such as the Oak Institute for Human Rights and the Critical Indigenous Studies Initiative (CISI). 
Candidates must have a completed PhD by September 1, 2024.
Applicants should submit the following materials via Interfolio: 
● a cover letter
● curriculum vitae
● names and contact information for three references
● a statement of teaching philosophy and a statement of scholarship; these statements of pedagogy and research should demonstrate commitment to the value of diversity and to inclusive teaching
● one representative sample of recent scholarly writing
● one syllabus for a course that the candidate feels especially illustrates the kind of multidisciplinary teaching that they would bring to the position 

Review of complete applications will begin on October 30 and continue until the position is filled. We encourage applicants to continue to send materials after the deadline.
Questions about the position can be addressed to the Associate Chair of Global Studies, Nadia El-Shaarawi (, or Chair of Global Studies, Patrice Franko (


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