The Department of Sociology at Tufts University is seeking a part-time Lecturer to teach Globalization and Social Change (Sociology 050) in the Spring 2021 semester, which begins February 1, 2021.
Course topics could explore the following questions: What are the different theories of globalization and how can we review the progress and the social problems associated with its development. Is the interconnected world becoming more homogenous, heterogeneous, or some complex combination of each? Are there new patterns of inequality? Is there such a thing as "world culture"? If so, is it a form of "Americanization" or a more democratic synthesis of elements from different parts of the world? What is the impact of globalization on gender and family structure? Other possible issues include the role of multinational business, the movement of peoples, cultural flows (Hollywood versus "Bollywood"), the intersection of the global and the local, the "underside" of globalization (such as drug trafficking, the illicit trade in arms, and the reemergence of forms of indentured labor), new forms of global media, the role of NGOs, and the structure of global cities. And finally, what are the different models of reform of the global system and the source of "political will" to enact those reforms? These topics are suggestions rather than absolute requirements; we expect the instructor to have their own points of emphasis.
Class meets twice a week REMOTELY, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM.
A Doctorate or ABD in Sociology or a related field, and college-level teaching experience are both required.
Application Instructions: All applications must be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/82159. Candidates should submit a letter stating their qualifications for teaching the course, a curriculum vitae, a tentative syllabus or related syllabus, teaching evaluations, and two confidential letters of reference, submitted directly by the authors, and uploaded to Interfolio. Please address issues of equity and diversity in the letter.
For questions about the position please contact John LiBassi at John.LiBassi@tufts.edu. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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