Global Commerce Faculty Position, Open Rank

Date Posted
August 28, 2018
Job Description

Position Title: Global Commerce Faculty Position, Open Rank (Denison University)

Position Description: The Global Commerce program at Denison University invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor or senior level beginning in Fall 2019. Global Commerce is a new interdisciplinary major (started in 2016) that trains students to think critically and creatively, in the liberal arts tradition, about global processes and structures of exchange by examining how factors including culture, history, politics, financial practices, and social structures shape both for-profit and non-profit activity in different contexts around the globe. Field of specialization for this position is open, but research and teaching experience must be related to international business, international financial institutions, global political economy, institutions of commerce (including non-profits or NGOs), or liberal market economies. Teaching responsibilities will include some combination of the core Global Commerce courses (Commerce and Society; Elements of Commerce; Global Financial Markets; and possibly a future applied statistics course for Global Commerce majors), as well as rotating responsibilities for the senior capstone course. (For details on our Global Commerce curriculum and course descriptions, please see: The successful candidate will also have regular opportunities to teach topical seminars investigating the structures, strategies, cultures, and contexts of global business and non-profit organizations. The teaching load is 5 courses per year, including both introductory and upper-level courses, the largest of which is capped at 28 students.

Possible disciplinary backgrounds include political science, economic history, sociology, economics, industrial and organizational psychology, or international management. Regardless of discipline, applicants must have superior teaching skills, a commitment to a liberal arts approach to education, and the clearly articulated desire to contribute to the development of this innovative program, as well as an active research agenda related to some aspect of global commerce. Additional work experience in the business or non-profit sectors, as well as a willingness to help foster connections between our Global Commerce program and outside practitioners, are preferred.

Denison University is located just 25 miles east of Columbus, OH, the state capital. We are an increasingly diverse, highly-selective, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 2200 students from across the nation and around the world. Our college and the Global Commerce program are committed to attracting and supporting an academically and culturally diverse 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 1, 2018, and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. We will conduct Skype interviews with prospective candidates in early November 2018. We will consider both ABD and Ph.D.-in-hand candidates, but degree must be conferred within a year of appointment at Denison in order for contract to be renewed.

Applicants should submit the following electronic application materials on-line at a cover letter that includes discussion of commitment to liberal arts teaching, a brief description of the candidate’s research agenda, mention of relevant non-academic work experience in the business or non-profit sectors, and a statement addressing the potential to foster and support diversity among our students, faculty, and community; curriculum vitae; two proposed syllabi for Global Commerce courses that reflect the candidate’s area of expertise and interests; 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

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