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ASWAD 2015: Charleston, South Carolina - Call for Papers Now Open

ASWAD 2015: Charleston, South Carolina
4-7 November 2015

"African Diaspora Circularities: Forging Community, Cultures and Politics"

Call for Papers Now Open - Deadline 12 January 2015  





The Department of Global, International & Area Studies at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for the position of department chair beginning July 2015. The successful candidate will be engaged in the interdisciplinary field of international studies and familiar with its challenges and opportunities, with a record of academic leadership and administrative experience necessary to serve as chair of the department, and with a scholarly record that is commensurate with a tenured appointment at the level of Associate Professor or Professor. We are especially interested in someone broadly trained in international studies, whose scholarly work would complement the Department's foci on peace and conflict studies, comparative genocide and human rights studies, or development and sustainability studies.


Requirements for the position include: 1) a Ph.D. in international studies or a related discipline at the time of appointment; 2) a record of scholarship, teaching, and service commensurate with a tenured appointment at the level of Associate Professor or Professor; 3) the ability to provide the vision and leadership necessary to preside over the department and to facilitate its continued advancement; 4) a commitment to multi-disciplinary approaches to scholarship and teaching as it relates to the further development of the department's mission and curricula; 5) a commitment to the education of the department's diverse student population; and, 6) the ability to contribute to the department's scholarly, instructional, and service activities. Also desired is experience in a multi-disciplinary department. The department chair is responsible for overseeing all administrative tasks that fall within the purview of the position including (but not necessarily restricted to) strategic planning, management of the budget, supervision and evaluation of the unit's faculty and staff, monitoring of academic policies and procedures, curriculum development, class scheduling, student advising, representing the department at meetings and events, and interfacing with both on and off campus constituencies.  


Established in 2009, the Department of Global, International & Area Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and minors in International Studies and Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies. The department's interdisciplinary approach and perspectives are reflected in the composition of its faculty and in its programs of study. The department has strong collaborative relationships with other academic departments and works closely with the University's Office of International Programs in providing study abroad opportunities for its students and in offering a range of programming designed to further the internationalization of the campus. The Department also houses the Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies which promotes scholarly activity and educational programming to further understanding of the Holocaust and of other crimes against humanity across the world. The college oversees the only non-Israeli archaeological dig in Jerusalem. For more information about the Department of Global, International & Area Studies, see  


Review of applications will begin December 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to Please attach the following documents with your electronic application: (1) letter of application outlining your leadership philosophy and skills, administrative experience, scholarly interests and agenda, teaching activities, and programming ideas related to the qualifications outlined above; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) sample materials related to your leadership and administrative activities; and, (5) three letters of recommendation specific to this application.


Questions may be directed to Professor Gregory Weeks, GIAS Search Committee Chair, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd, Fretwell 430, Charlotte, NC 28223 or


The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research intensive university located in one of the country's fastest growing metropolitan areas on an expanding, modern campus. One of sixteen campuses in one of the oldest public university systems in the United Sates, UNC Charlotte offers over 27,000 culturally diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences houses twenty departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, physical sciences, and military sciences, as well as eight research centers and institutes and thirteen interdisciplinary programs.


The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an AA/EOE and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. It values diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check.  




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