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The Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies invites applications for a Scholar-in-Residence faculty position with primary specialization in global citizenship. This position is a one-year, non-tenure track, renewable appointment depending on the needs of the department. The initial appointment is for the 2012-13 academic year beginning September 1, 2012.

A Ph.D. in Geography (cultural, political, social) or relevant interdisciplinary field is required, as is strong commitment to interdisciplinary approaches to the liberal arts. We are seeking a candidate who can enhance the Institute’s commitment to civic engagement and the interplay between local action and global change. The successful candidate will be one who can enrich academic and public discourse on issues of global import and connect classroom learning with service to enrich communities in Boston and beyond. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching and scholarship in human mobility and/or urban and environmental studies, with a regional focus on the Americas, China, South Asia, or the Middle East. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester and serving on the Institute Advisory Committee to advise the Dean of Liberal Arts on academic issues. For more information about the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College go to: http://www.emerson.edu/institute.

Send a cover letter, curriculum vita, three references, and five one-paragraph course description proposals to: Chair, Global Citizenship Scholar-in-Residence Search Committee, Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, Emerson College, 120 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116. Applicants must also fill out an online application form in addition to submitting application materials directly to the chair of the search committee. Please visit our faculty employment web page at www.emerson.edu/jobs to view this position and submit your additional online information. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Emerson College values campus multiculturalism as demonstrated by the diversity of its faculty, staff, student body, and constantly evolving curriculum. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Emerson College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages diversity in its workplace.

Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts. Emerson College is located in the center of Boston, surrounded by major health care and research centers, which provide a wide range of clinical and research opportunities for faculty and students. The College enrolls approximately 3,000 full-time undergraduates and nearly 1,000 full and part-time graduate students in its School of the Arts and School of Communication.

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