Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Adjunct Faculty Member: Sociology – Views from the Global South

Posted: 11/29/2019 (Employment)

The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University is seeking a part-time Adjunct Faculty Member to teach SOCY-110: Views from the Global South.

The course is both a gateway to the sociology major and part of the General Education curriculum (Area 3. Global and cross cultural experience). It presents a sociological approach to the Global South through study of the works of its own intellectuals and political leaders, linking texts to context; through reflections on the development of the “Third World” and critical engagement with the dilemmas of and contemporary issues facing the Global South. A course syllabus and other material will be provided to the instructor, although she or he will have discretion to adapt them to meet instructional goals.

The ideal candidate will hold (or be close to completing) a doctorate in sociology or anthropology or a related field and will possess a strong understanding of the Global South. In addition, candidates should have successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level and should provide relevant course evaluation, if available, as part of the application package.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and (if possible) copies of recent teaching evaluations. Please submit applications electronically to Michael Murphy for the Department of Sociology at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Date: 11/30/2019

Deadline: 11/30/2019

Location: American University (Open until filled)