Established in 1863, Huron University College is the founding college of Western University and offers liberal arts and theological programs. Huron is distinguished by its small classes and teaching excellence in a personal, supportive community. Huron is committed to providing its students with an engaging and inspiring educational experience that gives them a distinct advantage throughout their entire lives, and challenges them to be leaders with heart.
The Centre for Global Studies at Huron University College, in London, Ontario, invites applications from qualified persons interested in teaching one or more of following 10 one–term courses (each valued at 0.5 course credits) over the period of September 2017 – April 2018.
Fall Term, September – December, 2017:
Centre for Global Studies 1023F — Introduction to Global Development
This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of global development studies with the focus on investigating the notion of ‘poverty’. It will examine the roles of development organizations, states and civil society in addressing globally identified development issues through the negotiation of global development agendas.
Centre for Global Studies 3516F — Economies of Development
This course examines alternative tools for assessing development, such as development indicators and indices (GNP/GDP, Human Development/Poverty Indices, Physical Quality of Life Index, Gender Empowerment Measures), community-based indicators, and explanations of economic development in micro and macro contexts.
Centre for Global Studies 3518F — Non-State Peoples and State Formations
This course considers relations between sovereign states and self-determining non-state peoples. The course provides an interdisciplinary examination of the evasions, negotiations and resistances that characterize non-state peoples’ responses to attempts to consolidate state authority in colonial and postcolonial settings.
Centre for Global Studies 3519F — Global Inequalities Based on Sexual Differences
This course examines core ways in which persons and populations are situated in positions of inequality under globalization and development contexts on bases of sexual difference and differences in sexuality. Students will study the significance of these differences and will gain practice in research methods appropriate to such a focus.
Centre for Global Studies 3526F — Challenging Regimes of Global Citizenship and Internationalization
Examines how practices to promote global citizenship and internationalize learning respond to relations of power. Focus is given to pedagogical strategies initiated by universities, charities, and civil society organizations to situate their memberships within orders of difference. Emphasis is placed on learning critical practices of de-internationalization in global awareness.
Winter Term, January – April, 2018
Centre for Global Studies 1022G — Introduction to Globalization
This course offers an interdisciplinary introduction to dominant material and cultural trends under the conditions of economic globalization. Key topics are labour in the global economy, the globalization of the capitalist mode of production, transnational resource flows, responses to inequality and resistance.
Centre for Global Studies 2002G — Problems of Global Development
This course provides a comparative and theoretical examination of societies and cultures undergoing significant change and of the complex global relations between developing and industrialized areas. It offers an interdisciplinary perspective on such issues as economic development, development indicators, gender, foreign policy, development aid, participatory development and post–development.
Centre for Global Studies 3001G — Collaborative and Participatory Methodologies
This course examines the work of formulating and collaborating in community-based projects. Students learn to recognize and respond to ethical, socio-political, institutional and epistemological dimensions of collaboration, participation and research practice in contexts characterized by forms of inequality. Students prepare a research proposal, funding application and ethics review.
Centre for Global Studies 3517G — Decoloniality
This course explores decoloniality as a practical and analytical orientation to confrontations with the entrenched injustices identified with coloniality. The course considers decoloniality through characteristic projects, practices and globalized movements to decolonize knowledge, livelihoods, politics and community.
Centre for Global Studies 3520G — Overcoming Management Paradigms in Global Development
This course critically examines how practices of Global Development are typically reduced to problems of management and how such paradigms are problematic and incompetent with respect to the global inequalities that provoke development as a question. Students will explore alternative approaches, seeking greater practical address of responsibilities in development work.
It is expected that the instructors for these courses build their pedagogical approaches by drawing freely from scholarly materials, problems, and assignments familiar across the range of the social sciences and humanities. The instructors hired to teach these courses are welcome to draw on their own creative resources and specific areas of scholarly research and expertise in creating their own versions of each. However, as with the teaching of all courses in the Centre for Global Studies, the instructors of these courses should be prepared to develop their pedagogical approaches in building the courses from fundamentally critical and interdisciplinary starting points. Applicants to teach these courses are encouraged to consult past syllabi available at the Centre for Global Studies website to be able to see examples of recent approaches:
The academic backgrounds of applicants should be from the social sciences, humanities, or interdisciplinary programs. To be seriously considered for these positions, applicants should either have already earned a PhD in their respective fields of study or currently be enrolled in a PhD program.
Applications for teaching any of the courses listed above should include the following: a letter of application in which the applicant explains per qualifications for teaching one or more courses and the approaches that per would like to take in teaching them; the applicant’s current curriculum vitae; a list of at least three persons willing to offer academic references in support of the applicant’s application; and any available teaching evaluations from courses that the applicant has taught in the past.
The Centre for Global Studies will begin reviewing applications as of March 14, 2017 and will continue to do so until these teaching opportunities are filled. All application packages should be directed to:
Ms. Julie Bennett, Administrative Assistant
Centre for Global Studies
Huron University College
1349 Western Road
London, Ontario, Canada
Huron University College values its place in an interconnected world and desires to reflect this value, acknowledging our responsibility to strive towards a diverse and equitable employment and educational environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We welcome applications from women and men, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
Applications from all qualified individuals are invited; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given hiring priority. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected to proceed in the competition will be contacted. Should you require accommodation in making an application please contact our office 519-438-7224.