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Postdoctoral Teaching & Research Fellow in Global Studies

Date Position is Available: Fall 2022

Company: University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Department: Department of Sociology

Title: Postdoctoral Lecturer/Scholar

Academic Positions: Lecturer

Expertise: Open to All Specialty Areas

Salary Range: $55,000

The Global Studies Program at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville invites applications for a Postdoctoral Teaching & Research Fellow in Global Studies, beginning August 1, 2022 and renewable for a second year (contingent on funding). The Fellow will be expected to teach a 2:3 load of courses (and 3:3 in the second year), which will include teaching (or co-teaching) two sections per semester (fall and spring) of Introduction to Global Studies as well as an upper division undergraduate class in their area of expertise; assist with Global Studies programmatic work; and maintain a productive research agenda. Close mentoring of teaching and scholarship will be provided by a faculty member in the Global Studies program. Applicants are asked to identify a global scholar at UT as a potential mentor and with whom they commit to collaborating on a research and writing project (see This is a full-time 9-month position. Salary is $55,000 for two semesters, paid over twelve months, plus benefits.

We are interested in candidates who can contribute to the further growth of the Global Studies program. The program has about 50 undergraduate majors among 3 concentrations (politics & economy; society & culture; and language, politics & culture) and 10 to 15 minors. It attracts many more students to its courses and events. A new Graduate Certificate in Global Studies is launching this year. Experience living, working, studying, or researching in other parts of the world and/or with globally diverse populations in the US is desirable. The Global Studies program (and the Department of Sociology which administers it) offer a supportive and collegial atmosphere in which scholars make a variety of important contributions to academic research, teaching, and public sociology.

UT has about 23,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduate students and is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky Mountains. The City of Knoxville is a hidden gem in a beautiful area of the country with a mild climate, cost of living 15 percent below the national average, easy access to miles of inland waterways and urban mountain bike trails, state and national parks, and a blend of convenient rural and urban living settings, including a walkable downtown, varied nightlife, and eclectic restaurants.

To apply, please submit the following: a cover letter (in which you should also include a paragraph or two outlining your commitment to diversity and inclusion and identify a potential mentor), CV, academic writing sample, teaching statement (or address in cover letter), syllabus of 1 course you have taught and/or intend to teach, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin May 10 and continue until the position is filled. For more information on the program, please see


* A PhD in a relevant social science or humanities discipline is required at the time of appointment.

* Applicants must have completed all requirements for their doctoral degree by August 1, 2022.

Contact: Dr. Paul K. Gellert


Phone: (865) 974-6021


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