Assistant Professor of Diaspora Studies, Human Rights, and Transnational Migration
Miami University in Ohio
Deadline: Open until filled
Date Posted: November 3, 2015
Type: Tenured, tenure track
Global and Intercultural Studies: Assistant Professor of Diaspora Studies, Human Rights, and Transnational Migration, focus on migration and mobility to teach introductory courses in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies, in addition to advanced courses in the candidates area of specialization; advise students; maintain an active research agenda; and provide service to the institution. The successful candidate will also contribute to some of the departments other academic programs: Asian/Asian-American Studies; American Studies; Black World Studies; Latin American, Latino/a, and Caribbean Studies; International Studies; and Womens, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Required: Ph.D. in one of the following: anthropology, economics, ethnic studies, gender studies, history, geography, literary studies, political science, philosophy, religion, interdisciplinary areas or related field by December 31, 2016 for re-appointment to second year. Strong candidates will be scholars with interdisciplinary teaching and research interests in the global forces and frameworks undergirding migration and mobility. Strong candidates also will be scholars whose work engages transnational and diaspora studies broadly defined, with an emphasis on the ways in which race, ethnicity, and/or gender have shaped the conditions of human migration, displacement, and settlement and impacted human rights issues. We encourage applicants whose interests intersect with the study of migration and mobility in historical or contemporary perspective from any number of angles, including (but not limited to) slavery, human trafficking, immigration, as well as the study of migration and refugees. We welcome details about how the applicant will contribute to the Global & Intercultural Studies Department and its co-major. Submit letter of interest and cv via email. Additional materials (letters of reference, writing sample, teaching philosophy) will be requested at a later date. Direct inquiries to Dr. Jana Braziel.
<span style=”font-size: small;”>Screening of applications begins November 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
<span style=”font-size: small;”>With a student body of over 15,000 undergraduate and 2,250 graduate students at its Oxford campus, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Graduate programs complement and enhance the undergraduate educational experience. Our unwavering commitment to teaching and learning is demonstrated in the University’s record of exceptional retention and graduation rates, and their consistently strong and engaged alumni community. Miami University serves the citizens of the state of Ohio, as well as a regional and increasingly national and international constituency. Miami’s main campus is in Oxford, 35 miles north of Cincinnati, with two regional campuses in Hamilton and Middletown, the Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester, Ohio, and the Miami University Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg.