Miami University invites applications for Professor and Chair of a new Department of Global and Intercultural Studies. The new unit will develop new curricular, research and public outreach initiatives in global and intercultural studies, as well as incorporate established undergraduate majors and minors in American Studies, Asian/Asian American Studies, Black World Studies, East Asian Studies, European Area Studies, International Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. The appointment start date is negotiable and may be as early as August 2015.
Specific duties and responsibilities include: teaching in area of expertise, leading new curriculum development and implementation; recruitment and professional development of faculty (including promotion and tenure recommendations); leading the development of governance and administration policies for the new unit; recommendations to the Dean for faculty teaching and workload assignments, and for faculty and unclassified staff merit-based salary increases; budget oversight; hiring and supervision of staff; management of departmental office operations; communication of University and College policies and practices to the department; representation of the department to the College, University, and broader publics.
Candidates should have a teaching and scholarly record commensurate with the appointment of a full professor and demonstrated administrative experience to lead the development of this new interdisciplinary department. We seek a leader with strong creative and collaborative skills, and a vision to develop new initiatives that may include new majors, graduate certificates or programs, and research institutes. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and be nationally/internationally recognized scholars and excellent teachers in at least one of the following areas: global studies, transregional or transnational studies, area studies, identity studies, social equity, gender and sexuality studies. We seek a leader with a strong commitment to diversity, who will foster innovative teaching methods that promote engaged learning in the 21st century; a commitment to teaching undergraduate courses at all levels; and innovative scholarly and public outreach activities. Submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae online. Three letters of recommendation are required; should be sent directly to Associate Dean Renée Baernstein. Direct queries about the search to the search committee co-chairs: Prof. LuMing Mao or Associate Dean Renée Baernstein. Review of applications will begin on April 10, 2015 and continues until position is filled. Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety is available online. Hard copy available upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.