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Assistant Professor of Global Studies

TITLE OF POSITION: Assistant Professor of Global Studies

STATUS: Full-time, 9-months, tenure-track

DEPARTMENT: College of Humanities and Sciences


Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member with a strong commitment to general education and global studies. Candidates should have a record of excellence in teaching at the college level; strong scholarship in their field(s) of expertise; and demonstrated commitment to the pedagogies of active student learning. Preferred research specialties include emerging economies, global inequality, global environmental justice, science and technology studies, human rights, global migration, and/or global public health. Experience working in an interdisciplinary setting and a commitment to interdisciplinary research is a plus.


Candidate must have a research doctorate or a foreign equivalent to a U.S. doctoral degree in political science, international relations, sociology, anthropology, geography, public policy, or related field.


The successful candidate will teach in general education courses with international content and may have opportunities to help design new multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary courses in the undergraduate general education core curriculum as well as in new interdisciplinary majors under development. The standard teaching load is 12 credits per semester, with reductions for administrative roles.


A review of applications will begin on December 7, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, interested applicants must complete the Faculty Employment Application found at, and must submit as single pdf to an application containing a 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, 4) statement of research interests and 5) the contact information of (3) professional references addressed to Dr. Barbara Kimmelman, Dean, College of Humanities and Sciences, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), 4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497.

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) – East Falls Campus founded in 1884, is a fully accredited, private university with 4,000 part- and full-time students from 38 states and 42 countries. The University offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs leading to the Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration and doctoral degrees (Ph.D. and OTD). The University offers career-oriented education that blends liberal and professional studies in a way that enables students to grow as individuals and as highly skilled designers, business leaders, architects, health care professionals and scientists. Visit for more information.

Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.