The Global Commerce program at Denison University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor level beginning in Fall 2021. Field of specialization for this position is social/cultural anthropology with a focus on economic or business anthropology, or sociology with a specialization in social organization and focus on business practices or structures. Global Commerce is a thriving, innovative interdisciplinary major that trains students to think critically and creatively about how global exchanges of goods, services, information, money, and structures of power shape and are shaped by a wide variety of economic, political, cultural, social, and environmental factors. Through the intentional integration of curricular and co-curricular learning experiences, Global Commerce majors learn to understand the complex dynamics of global commerce and to put their thinking into practice. Teaching responsibilities will include the introductory course in the major, Commerce and Society; the sophomore course, Elements of Commerce; the senior capstone course; and upper-level seminars investigating the historical, cultural, structural, and economic aspects of global business and organizations. (For details on our Global Commerce curriculum and course descriptions, please see: https://denison.edu/academics/global-commerce .) The teaching load is 5 courses per year, the largest of which is capped at 25 students.
Candidates must have an active research agenda related to the practices and/or structures of commerce, businesses, or non-profit organizations in a non-U.S. region of the world (and that region’s global connections). Applicants must also have teaching experience and superior teaching skills, a clearly articulated commitment to pursuing teaching and scholarship in an interdisciplinary and liberal arts setting, and an interest in contributing to the integration and synergy of our curricular and co-curricular programming within the major. Additional work experience in the business or non-profit sectors is strongly desired as a complement to academic expertise. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to foster a classroom and research environment that engages students from diverse backgrounds. Our commitment to being an antiracist, diverse and inclusive learning and working community is essential to our educational mission. For more information on ways we are committing to be a campus community dedicated to antiracism please see President Adam Weinberg’s statement denison.edu/campus/president/speeches/135388.
Denison, located 30 miles from the Columbus, OH, metropolitan area, is an increasingly diverse, highly selective, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 2300 students from across the nation and around the world. We are looking for a versatile colleague who appreciates the interdisciplinary nature of a small residential, undergraduate, liberal arts institution and the desire to explore the practical applications of liberal arts education. Denison values faculty who are successful and effective teachers, who develop active and productive research programs, and who are involved in the life of the college.
We will begin reviewing applications on October 30, 2020, and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. After initial vetting of applications, the search committee will contact selected candidates to request a proposed syllabus for either our Commerce and Society (GC 101) or Elements of Commerce (GC 201) course. We will conduct our first-round Zoom interviews with prospective candidates in December. We expect candidates to have their PhD in hand by August 2021.
Applicants should submit the following electronic application materials on- line at employment.denison.edu: a cover letter that includes discussion of interest in our interdisciplinary approach to Global Commerce, commitment to liberal arts teaching, a brief description of the candidate’s research agenda, and a statement addressing their potential to foster and support antiracism, diversity and inclusion among our students, faculty, and community; curriculum vitae; a syllabus that demonstrates how the applicant would teach a global commerce-related topic; a writing sample; three letters of recommendation from academic references; and other supporting documents.
Denison University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socioeconomic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison please see our Diversity Guide at www.denison.edu/forms/diversity-guide.
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