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Lecturer, Anthropology/Cultural Geography/Cultural Studies

Employer
Bentley University
Location
South Waltham, Massachusetts
Closing date
Apr 19, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty
Discipline
Cultural Anthropology
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Academic
Summary

The Global Studies Department at Bentley University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer with expertise in Anthropology/Cultural Geography/Cultural Studies to begin July 1, 2024. The successful candidate will teach introductory and upper-level courses at the undergraduate level, including GLS 114 Cross Cultural Understanding, other existing courses, and new courses that focus on the lecturer's areas of expertise. We welcome applications from candidates who focus on Africa, the Middle East/Southwest Asia, or South Asia. Faculty with Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and other underrepresented identities are encouraged to apply. Lecturers are crucial, fully integrated full-time members of the Global Studies Department. Not only do they play numerous, multi-faceted roles in teaching and service within the department; they also have many opportunities to work with faculty and students outside of the department in a small, collegial university setting.

This renewable non-tenure track position carries a 4-4 teaching load during the contract year.

Bentley is committed to the teacher-scholar model where teaching, scholarship, service, and community engagement are expected and valued. We seek qualified faculty who represent diverse backgrounds, interests and talents and share a commitment to high ethical standards and a willingness to embrace challenge and change.

We seek a colleague with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will use innovative, experiential, and inclusive pedagogies to facilitate greater diversity and inclusion at Bentley University while amplifying the department's commitment to anti-racist work both inside and outside of the classroom. This position offers opportunities to be an active and engaged member of a collegial, multidisciplinary department while working in a dynamic campus environment. The successful candidate will be asked to contribute to our International Affairs and Public Policy majors and bolster the department's existing strengths in geography, political science, and cultural studies. The successful candidate's work will connect to cross department areas that Bentley University's strategic plan identifies as key such as sustainability, health, and DE & I.

Information about the Global Studies Department is available at: https://www.bentley.edu/academics/departments/global-studies

Bentley University, located in suburban Boston, is an AACSB and NECHE accredited institution that enrolls approximately 5,500 students at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Bentley is ranked at or near the top in several categories by US News & World Report, including Best Regional Universities North and Most Innovative Schools, with Bloomberg ranking Bentley in the top 20 undergraduate business programs. Bentley's high graduation and retention rates and top-ranked Pulsifer Career Center reflect a commitment to student success and inclusiveness. With a strong faculty of teacher-scholars, Bentley strives to be a "Force for Good" through the integration of business with the arts and sciences, and a strong emphasis on ethics and social responsibility. Providing a stimulating academic community for faculty, staff, and students, Bentley supports its faculty as they pursue cutting-edge research and bring their expertise and real world understanding into the classroom.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must demonstrate dedication to excellence in teaching, and we require that candidates have classroom experience.

Ph.D. in anthropology, geography, or another relevant discipline required. Requirements for doctoral degree must be confirmed prior to the start of the fall 2024 semester.

Instructions to Applicants

Applicants submit all materials through Bentley's on-line employment site at: https://bentley.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/faculty. Applicants should submit the following materials:
  • A letter of interest addressed to Dr. Kristin Sorensen, Global Studies Department
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A teaching statement, which should include a description of how the faculty member has demonstrated or intends to create and support an inclusive classroom environment
  • 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, Dr. Kristin Sorensen, ksorensen@bentley.edu

Position will remain open until filled. However, priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 23, 2024.

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

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

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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