Teaching opportunity in Global Development Studies, Jan-April 2018
Huron University College
Established in 1863, Huron University College is the founding college of Western University and offers liberal arts and theological programs. Huron is distinguished by its small classes and teaching excellence in a personal, supportive community. Huron is committed to providing its students with an engaging and inspiring educational experience that gives them a distinct advantage throughout their entire lives, and challenges them to be leaders with heart.
The Centre for Global Studies at Huron University College, in London, Ontario, invites applications from qualified persons interested in teaching the following one–term course (valued at 0.5 course credits) over the period of January – April 2018.
Centre for Global Studies 3520G — Overcoming Management Paradigms in Global Development
This course critically examines how practices of Global Development are typically reduced to problems of management and how such paradigms are problematic and incompetent with respect to the global inequalities that provoke development as a question. Students will explore alternative approaches, seeking greater practical address of responsibilities in development work.
Winter Term: January – April, 2018
Wednesdays: 8:30 – 9:30am.
Fridays: 8:30 – 10:30am.
CGS 3520G is a course that involves instructing students in the applied practices of global development project work, from perspectives that are critical of the managerial paradigms typically employed in such projects. In this course, students should gain strong understandings of the practical challenges of development projects, while investigating how applied practices in this field of work can be reworked in ways that are critical of conventional development imperatives and supportive of the dignity and autonomy of persons and communities engaged in the practices. It is expected that the instructor for this course would build per pedagogical approach by drawing freely from scholarly materials, problems, and assignments familiar across the range of the social sciences and humanities. The instructor hired to teach this course is welcome to draw on per own creative resources and specific areas of scholarly research, professional experiences, and expertise in creating per own versions of the course. However, as with the teaching of all courses in the Centre for Global Studies, the instructor of CGS 3520G should be prepared to develop per pedagogical approach in building the courses from fundamentally critical and interdisciplinary starting points. Applicants to teach CGS 3520G are encouraged to consult past syllabi available at the Centre for Global Studies website to be able to see examples of recent approaches:
The academic backgrounds of applicants should be from the social sciences, humanities, or interdisciplinary programs. To be seriously considered for these positions, applicants should either have already earned a PhD in their respective fields of study or currently be enrolled in a PhD program.
Applications for teaching CGS 3520G should include the following: a letter of application in which the applicant explains per qualifications for teaching the course and the approach that per would like to take in teaching it; the applicant’s current curriculum vitae; a list of at least three persons willing to offer academic references in support of the applicant’s application; and any available teaching evaluations from courses that the applicant has taught in the past.
The Centre for Global Studies will begin reviewing applications to teach CGS 3520G immediately and will continue to do so until the position is filled.
Please send application packages to:
Dr. Mark Franke, Director
Centre for Global Studies
Huron University College
1349 Western Road
London, Ontario, Canada
Applicants who have further questions about CGS 3520G and the conditions of teaching in the Centre for Global Studies should contact Dr. Mark Franke directly, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants may learn more about Huron University College and the Centre for Global Studies by exploring its general website at:
Huron University College values its place in an interconnected world and desires to reflect this value, acknowledging our responsibility to strive towards a diverse and equitable employment and educational environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We welcome applications from women and men, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
Applications from all qualified individuals are invited; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given hiring priority. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected to proceed in the competition will be contacted. Should you require accommodation in making an application please contact our office 519-438-7224.