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Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Global Studies

Bentley University, Global Studies Department
Waltham, Massachusetts
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Sep 30, 2021

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Global Studies

Bentley University

Bentley Campus

Job Description Summary
The Global Studies Department at Bentley University invites applications for a tenure-track position in comparative race and ethnicity. We seek applications from scholar-teachers who focus on race and ethnicity in comparative, transnational or global perspective, with at least one area of specialization in the United States.

Our department is multidisciplinary, built around a core of faculty from cultural studies, geography, and political science. We welcome candidates from any discipline, including but not limited to anthropology, geography, and political science, to complement and deepen existing strengths. While the position is open with respect to further thematic specializations, we are particularly interested in candidates whose work contributes to understanding the intersectionality of race and ethnicity with sustainability, health, development, immigration/migration, or public policy, preferably through comparativist lenses.

As guided by our Academic Affairs Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Strategic Plan, Bentley University seeks to enhance our faculty capacity in the scholarship, pedagogy, and engagement related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. To achieve that, we are hiring a cohort of new faculty in multiple academic departments and disciplines with expertise in DEI. This position is intended to be part of our DEI faculty cohort, which will enrich our DEI expertise across Business and the Liberal Arts & Sciences. To learn more about Bentley University's DEI strategic plan, please click here.

We seek a candidate whose teaching and scholarship will contribute to one or both of our undergraduate departmental majors in international affairs and public policy, and someone who can amplify our department's commitment to anti-racism. Black, indigenous, and Latinx faculty, as well as faculty from other underrepresented groups, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates must demonstrate evidence of a continuing research agenda focused on publication and a strong dedication to excellence in teaching, with preference for candidates with classroom teaching experience. We especially welcome candidates who bring diverse perspectives and experiences to the classroom. Incoming tenure-track faculty typically have a 2-2 teaching load.

The position will be filled at the Assistant Professor rank for a Fall 2022 start.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD required. Requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed prior to the start of the Fall 2022 semester.

Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants submit all materials through Bentley's on-line employment site at: Applicants should submit the following materials:

1. A cover letter that summarizes overall strengths, including the nature of the candidate's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

2. A Curriculum vitae.

3. A teaching statement of no more than two pages.

4. A research statement of no more than two pages detailing the candidate's research strengths and plans for future research directions.

5. The names and contact information for three professional references. Bentley will contact these confidential references for those candidates moving forward in the process.

Questions about the position can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Joni Seager at

Position will remain open until filled. However, priority consideration will be given to applications received by September 27, 2021.

Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.


Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.



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