University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Assistant Professor of Practice - Joint Hire Global Studies and Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs

The primary duties for this position include teaching (0.8 teaching) and student-focused research and engagement (0.2 research and engagement) in both the Global Studies Program as well as the Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). The Assistant Professor of Practice will teach three courses per semester, including introductory and capstone courses in global studies and human rights. This Assistant Professor of Practice will also oversee students' experiential learning and build relationships with interested partners on campus, in the community and around the globe. The Assistant Professor of Practice will serve on the Advisory Board for the Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs

Candidates must have a Ph.D. by July 1, 2020 in a related field, including but not limited to, Anthropology, Communication Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Languages and Literature, Political Science and Sociology, among other fields. Successful candidates will have experience in or a commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and should be prepared to teach introductory and advanced courses in global studies and human rights.

Preferred candidates would have experience engaging in student/community outreach; experience managing projects; a demonstrated ability to work with a diverse range of students including first-generation students, students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, and high-ability students; experience mentoring students outside the classroom (e.g. supervisor, registered student organization advisor, etc.); and experience building relationships across multiple constituencies. Candidates with expertise in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Applicants should upload the following:

  • A cover letter indicating interest in and qualifications for the desired position and detailing the candidate's ability to contribute to two diverse, interdisciplinary programs at a large R1 public university
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Teaching portfolio
  • Research statement
  • Diversity statement detailing how their experience in teaching, service, and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UNL's commitment to diversity.
  • A list of 3 references. Only short-listed candidates' references will be asked to supply letters.

Combine statements and teaching portfolio into one document and attach as "Other Document."

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Last updated: 2019-11-24