Instructional Opportunities

The global and international studies program at Western Michigan University seeks individuals to teach our courses. Experienced instructors as well as those with exceptional potential for success in the interdisciplinary global studies are invited to submit applications. Applicants will be evaluated based on credentials and fit with departmental needs.

Courses

GIST 2000–Introduction to Global and International Studies

This course offers an interdisciplinary survey of global studies across the following themes:

  • Identities and cultures in a globalized world
  • Inequality and social responsibility
  • Global communication, expression and information systems
  • Global health and environment
  • Migration and population dynamics
  • States, security and transnational governance

GIST 3500–Topics in Global and International Studies

Not currently accepting course proposals.

The topic for this course varies by semester depending on the instructor. The Global and International Studies program at the College of Arts and Sciences seeks applications from qualified instructors to develop globally focused, three-credit courses for undergraduate students. This course will be taught during the fall and spring semesters and can be scheduled flexibly.

The course should focus on:

  • Addressing one or more of the Global and International Studies major’s six focus fields:
  1. Identities and cultures in a globalized world
  2. States, security, and transnational governance
  3. Inequality and social responsibility
  4. Global health and environment
  5. Migration and population dynamics
  6. Global communication, expression and information systems
  • Developing innovative pedagogical approaches that promote curriculum internationalization within the instructor’s discipline.
  • Incorporating one or more of the global learning outcomes (GLOs) developed by the Arts and Sciences International Committee (ASIC) or global learning outcomes that are appropriate to the discipline.

For additional information or a short sample syllabus, please contact Dr. Susan Pozo. Please send applications via email to the GIST general email.

Application

Applications may be submitted at any time; submission no later than March 15 is recommended for consideration to teach in the following academic year.

List name, title, email address and phone number. This first reference should be able to speak to your teaching ability.
List name, title, email address and phone number.
Which global and international studies courses are you qualified to teach? For multiple selections, use the Ctrl key on Windows and Command key on the Mac.
List if you wish to teach during fall, spring or both, and indicate any other preferences
Articulate your preparation to teach global studies courses (e.g., degrees, coursework, training, workshops, teaching experience) and why you wish to teach in our program.
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Your CV should include degrees received and a list of courses for which you have been the sole instructor.
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Show evidence of teaching excellence, such as detailed course evaluations, observation letters and a sample syllabus.
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