The Department of International Studies at Dickinson College is seeking applications for a tenure track, assistant professor position beginning in the academic year 2024-25. The position has a five-course teaching load. The successful candidate is expected to teach a section of Global Economy each semester. This course is a required course for the interdisciplinary International Studies major, and it has introductory micro- and macro-economics as prerequisites. The other three courses should be topical electives and/or seminars on issues in the contemporary world economy that must be accessible to non-economics majors. The Department is open to various possibilities, including, but not limited to, topical courses on international development, global energy politics, the economics of world sustainability, global health economics, and the political economy of trade and investment. Candidates should indicate in their letter of application the courses they are prepared to teach. The search committee is especially interested in candidates whose research and teaching interests address issues relevant to the political economy of Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Global South more generally. A completed or nearly completed PhD in Economics, International Studies, Political Science, Economic History, Public Administration, or a related field is required; in all cases, a strong foundation in international economics is expected.
Applicants should be active scholars with a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate students in an interdisciplinary liberal arts environment. Approximately 90% of International Studies majors at Dickinson College study abroad during their four years – taking advantage of more than fifty study abroad options around the globe. The Department plays an important role in preparing International Studies majors, and Dickinson students more broadly, to meaningfully engage with diverse global perspectives. Colleagues are expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the department. Furthermore, the ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.
Dickinson College is a selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students. It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia
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