The International Studies Department at Macalester College is looking to staff one to three courses, either individually or as a cluster for the Spring 2012 semester. They would like rich, engaging, midlevel courses treating some aspect of trans-national or cross-border life, past or present. These courses can be in any field of the humanities or social sciences, and do not need to replicate courses already in their curriculum. The position(s) would be well suited for advanced PhD students or recent PhDs. Spring semester begins on January 23rd, 2012, and ends May 10th. Application deadline: October 15, 2011.
Spring Semester 2012 Teaching Opportunity
Discipline, Period, and Geography Open
International Studies Department, Macalester College, St. Paul MN
The innovative, interdisciplinary International Studies department at Macalester College has received funding to staff one to three courses (eitherindividually or as a cluster) in spring 2012; the position(s) would be well suited for advanced PhD students or recent PhDs.
Our department's curriculum ranges across disciplines, geographies, and historical periods. Our eight core faculty have degrees in seven distinct fields. Some flavor may be gained from looking at www.macalester.edu/internationalstudies/faculty.html.
Due to faculty leaves, for spring 2012 we have a generalized need for one to three rich, engaging midlevel courses treating some aspect of trans-national or cross-border life, past or present. These could be in any field of the humanities or social sciences, and do not need to replicate courses already in our curriculum. They should reflect more than one disciplinary perspective, and be sufficiently broad to attract keen student interest. We have preference but not a requirement for candidates offering coverage in the Latin American, South Asian, East Asian, Indian Ocean, and/or Ottoman and post-Ottoman zones, alone or in dialogue with other geographies.
Colleagues who teach on a per-course basis with us will meet with modest class size, well prepared and motivated students, a warm departmental welcome, and support in the craft of teaching. Compensation would be roughly $5,000 per course. Our spring semester starts on January 23rd, 2012, and ends May 10th.
Those interested should send a cover letter (which may be in the body of an email), one (or more) syllabi or course proposals, and a CV, to firstname.lastname@example.org. As a courtesy, please give your attachmentsfilenames according to the following pattern: "app2012-yourlastname-syllabus"for the syllabus, and "app2012-yourlastname-CV" for your CV.
We hope to complete this search by October 15, 2011, but will receive applications at any time.