Intedisciplinary Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies - Macalester College, Minnesota (USA) - Deadline: Jan. 20, 2011

The International Studies Department at Macalester College seeks to hire a wide-ranging one-year leave replacement teacher-scholar in International Studies at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2011-2012 academic year.

An interdisciplinary program at the heart of the College’s mission, International Studies at Macalester extends well beyond traditional units of its kind. Our seven current core faculty have PhD’s in six different fields. All cross standard borders, and all have robust thematic as well as geographic and disciplinary interests. Our students embody an even greater range of geographic, disciplinary, and thematic commitments.

Our preference is for a wide-ranging teacher-scholar able to teach historically informed, geographically and/or thematically focused courses on globalization of the past two centuries, extending to the present. We have preference but not a requirement for candidates offering coverage in the South Asian, East Asian, Indian Ocean, and/or Ottoman and post-Ottoman zones. Thematic interests might include (but not be limited to) cities, maritime spheres, migration, tourism and travel, medicine and health, economics, technology, south-south relations, and more.

An initial application would consist of a detailed cover letter and CV only, submitted via email attachments to Please give your two attachments filenames according to the following protocol: “app-yourlastname-VAP-cover” for the cover letter, and “app-yourlastname-VAP-CV” for your CV. We prefer the filetypes .pdf, .doc, or .docx. Include in your cover letter the names of five courses you would be interested in teaching – two or three from our current offerings listed at, and two or three from your own portfolio and range.

Applications will be submitted preferentially by January 20th, 2011.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises nearly 2000 undergraduates from 49 states and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in teaching and research/creative activity within a liberal arts college community. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Contact: David Chioni Moore
Chair, International Studies Department
Macalester College
1600 Grand Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55105 USA

Primary Category: Social Sciences

Secondary Categories: Asian History / Studies
Contemporary History
East Asian History / Studies
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Maritime History / Studies
South Asian History / Studies
World History / Studies

Posting Date: 12/20/2010
Closing Date 04/04/2011