Global Studies

Global Studies
Graduate Teaching Opportunities

2017-18

The Global Studies Program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major concerned with the interconnected and interdependent composition of the contemporary world. The major is organized in four intrrelated thematic tracks whose ambitions form all of the programs' teaching endeavors: bodies and natures, knowledge and practice, cultures at work, and governance and affiliations.  For more details about the program please see:  Global Studies   Global Studies invites advanced graduate students to apply for the following teaching positions for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Teaching Assistants

Global Studies Program is seeking advanced graduate student teaching assistants for its Autumn 2017 course, Global Studies 1, Orientations (Global Studies 23101). This course is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00-1:20 PM. Teaching assistants are expected to attend the weekly class lecture (on Tuesdays) and lead a weekly discussion session (on Thursdays), hold weekly office hours for students assigned to their section, and attend weekly co-ordination meetings. Preferably, the applicants will also be available for and disposed to teach the class sequence, GLST 23102: Global Studies II - Methods, taught in the Winter of 2018, in the capacity of a Core Lecturer (see the description below).

Qualifications:

PhD candidate
Teaching experience
An interest in the themes of the Global Studies Program.

To Apply: submit the following material electronically to Josh Oxley (joxley@uchicago.edu): 1) a curriculum vita, 2) a brief cover letter, 3) the names of two faculty recommenders and 4) if available, copies of teaching evaluations and/or the teaching evaluations by any faculty with which you have teaching assistance experience

Course Description: Global Studies/INST 23101. Global Studies 1; Orientations

This is an introduction to the field of global studies that starts with neither the “global” nor the “local”—the trademark rubrics of globalization theories—but with the tangled and variously directional dynamics of lived and material realities of the shared historical present. The class reads contemporary texts across disciplines threaded around four tracks of the Global Studies major: bodies and natures, knowledges and practices, cultures at work, and governance and affiliations.

The deadline for application submissions is 4:00 pm (CST), April 12, 2017.

BA Preceptors

Global Studies Preceptors work closely with anywhere from 8 to 12 fourth-year students in the major, guiding them in preparation of a Bachelor’s Thesis. In addition, preceptors assist third-year Global Studies students in development of their preliminary BA proposal.

Applicants with exceptional student service skills and teaching experience will be considered for the Head Preceptor role.  This role encompasses all of the reguilar responsibilities of the BA Preceptor, along with coordinating, supervising, and advising the other BA Preceptors.

Qualifications:

Advanced (ABD) PhD students in the Social Sciences or Humanities
A demonstrated ability to advise in an interdisciplinary program
Excellent writing and editorial skills
Teaching experience
Research interests that match the Global Studies Program tracks and themes.

Primary Responsibilities:

Read, edit and supervise the writing of students’ B.A. theses
Teach a two-quarter B.A. seminar course helping students to find thesis research materials, articulate and develop their thesis project, and guide them individually and in groups in the course of thesis writing
Hold weekly office hours
Attend weekly co-ordination meetings with the other preceptors and the program faculty and staff.

To Apply: submit electronic copies of the following material to Joshua Oxley (joxley@uchicago.edu): 1) a curriculum vita, 2) a cover letter, 3) the names of two faculty recommenders and 4) copies of teaching evaluations and or the teaching evaluations of any faculty with which you have teaching assistance experience, and 50 a writing samplw.

The deadline for application submissions is 4:00 pm (CST), April 12, 2017.

Core Lecturers

Global Studies Core Lecturers teach a section of the core class, GLST 23102: Global Studies 2; Methods, in the Winter quarter, 2018. The Global Studies faculty coordinates teaching and the lecturers meet weekly to jointly discuss teaching strategies.  The syllabus is common to all sections of the class and designed to teach the students the craft of research by means of some excellent examples of scholarly work and a number of research-oriented exercises.  Readings are guided by the four tracks of the Glaobal Studies program.

Qualifications:

PhD candidacy 
Prior reaching experience
An interest in the themes of the Global Studies program
Strong interest in and commitment to teaching researtch methods

Responsibilities:

Teach a section of the GLST 23102 Global Studies core course
Attend weekly co-ordination meetings with the other lecturers and program faculty
Hold weekly student consultations.

To Apply: submit electronic copies of the following material to Joshua Oxley (joxley@uchicago.edu): 1) a curriculum vita, 2) a cover letter, 3) the names of two faculty recommenders, 4) copies of your teaching evaluations and or the teaching evaluations of any faculty with which you have teaching assistance experience and 5) a writing sample.

The deadline for application submissions is 4:00 pm (CST), April 12, 2017.

Prize Lecturers

Prize Lecturers are advanced graduate students given an opportunity to teach a class of their own design that draws closely on their dissertation project and speaks to the many themes gathered under any one of the four tracks of the Global Studies program: bodies and natures, knowledge and practices, cultures at work, and governance and affiliations. The  Prize Lectureship will be offered in either the Winter or the Spring quarter of 2018. Global Studies is an interdisciplinary program that welcomes class proposals from across the Social Sciences and Humanities. The lectureship helps prepare the graduate students for the professional academic practice while it brings undergraduates in touch with fresh and exciting scholarly projects.

Interested candidates are encouraged to consider the four program tracks, as well as to view past Prize Lecture courses.

Qualifications:

PhD candidates with at least two chapters of their PhD dissertation completed
Teaching experience
Research and writing interest related to any one of the Global Studies program tracks.

Responsibilities:

Teaching, holding office hours, and attending occasional meetings with the GS faculty and staff.

To Apply: submit electronic copies of the following material to Joshua Oxley (joxley@uchicago.edu): 1) a well-developed course proposal and syllabus, noting the quarter in which you would like to teach the course; 2) a cover letter that states how your courses relate to the themes or a track of the Global Studies Program; 3) copies of your teaching evaluations and or the teaching evaluations of any faculty with which you have teaching assistance experience, 4) a curriculum vita; 5) the names of two faculty recommenders.

The deadline for application submissions is 4:00 pm (CST), April 12, 2017.