Lecturer in Global Studies: Global Studies Program, UMBC

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The UMBC Global Studies Program (GLBL) invites applications for a lectureship in
Global Studies. The Global Studies Program is a 5-year-old, interdisciplinary
undergraduate program in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. With
an exciting curriculum and mission that emphasize the intercultural and
transnational rather than merely the international, Global Studies currently has over
135 majors and is growing steadily. The start date for this potentially renewable
three-year lecturer position is mid-August 2019.

Responsibilities include a 3-3 teaching load, plus advising, research mentoring and
programmatic work constituting the equivalent of a fourth course. GLBL courses
include an introductory Global Studies course, a methods course, and a capstone
research course (see https://globalstudies.umbc.edu ). The faculty member in this
lecturer position will alternate with other faculty in teaching these GLBL courses,
and assist with activities including student advising, curriculum and course
development, assisting with student programs, and promoting and mentoring
undergraduate student research, as well as others as assigned.

Requirements include a PhD in a Humanities or Social Science discipline at the time
of appointment and a strong commitment to interdisciplinary engaged teaching.
Experience with global studies or global studies-oriented classes is highly desirable.
As UMBC’s Program in Global Studies combines both Humanities and Social Science
methods, familiarity with both humanistic and social science teaching approaches
will be a plus. The ideal candidate will be committed to and experienced in fostering
inclusive excellence. The successful candidate will be comfortable teaching
international as well as transfer students, enthusiastic about promoting and

mentoring undergraduate student research on global, transnational and
intercultural issues and willing to guide and encourage students to pursue, where
appropriate, graduate study and merit fellowships.

Applicants should send a current C.V., a detailed cover letter including a statement
of qualifications, a statement about their philosophy of and approach to teaching,
and contact information for three references, who they may be asked to contact.
Additionally, applicants are also asked to provide a separate statement addressing
their capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of
students from diverse backgrounds. For further information on UMBC’s

commitment to diversity, see https://facultydiversity.umbc.edu/diversity-
initiatives/. Candidates may in a later phase of the search be asked to provide

teaching evaluations and other teaching materials.

Deadline for applications is 7 January 2019. Submit all application materials by 7
Jan. 2019 via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/57525). For questions, please
contact Dr. Rebecca Boehling, Program Director, at boehling@umbc.edu.

UMBC is located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, close to both cities and their
urban and diverse cultures and yet on a campus with considerable green space and
outdoor recreational spaces. UMBC, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer, is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to
attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UMBC has a strong
commitment to increasing faculty diversity. We encourage applications from
women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.