Assistant/Associate Professor of Global Development

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Background: About Seattle Pacific University: Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University (“SPU”) is a premier Christian university with a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Today, the campus community is comprised of nearly 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students. As a Christian university, SPU is fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling a grace-filled community. The University is located in a cosmopolitan urban center with rich cultural diversity and a strong presence of institutions focused on global development (i.e. the Gates Foundation, PATH, World Vision, etc.). SPU seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission and is committed to building an excellent and diverse teaching faculty. Diversity is an ethos that is inseparable from our Christian faith. At SPU, we recognize diversity as a basic feature of God’s creation and a core theme of the gospel. At the heart of our mission-centered commitment to becoming a more diverse community is a desire to represent the breadth of God’s kingdom more fully.

We strive to become a workplace of choice and to recruit, develop, and retain faculty and staff who can embrace, value, and engage differences with humility and care. We invite you to join us on our journey by starting a career at SPU!

Learn more about SPU’s commitment to diversity and opportunities for our employees to deepen their capacity to serve our increasingly diverse student body.

About the School of Business, Government, and Economics (“SBGE”): SBGE offers six undergraduate majors (global development studies; accounting; business administration; political science; economics; and politics, philosophy, and economics) and graduate degrees (MBA, MS, and MA). Approximately 20% of the students attending SPU are associated with one of SBGE’s programs. Nearly all of the School’s faculty members have terminal degrees in fields related to their teaching and research and many also have formal theological or ethical education. Some faculty are expected to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, but this position is entirely undergraduate at this time. SBGE is a Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Champion School and is AACSB accredited.

Role and Responsibilities: One year position available September 2020. Regular nine-month teaching load that includes core courses and electives in the Global Development Studies major, advising students, overseeing internships, and participation in university governance and service. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching and developers of innovative curriculum and professional development.

Selection Criteria: Candidates should have their Ph.D. in hand by August, 2020, or ABD, or be an experienced professional from the field with a Master’s Degree.  The candidate will be engaged in research in any of the following areas: International financial institutions, aid agencies, humanitarian emergencies, NGOs, development theory and practice, human rights, poverty, social movements, or comparative or international aspects of social, political, or economic development. Research on a locality or region, such as Southeast Asia, Africa, or South America, may also be considered if linked to global processes or institutions. As a PRME Champion School, we also value research directly related to the UN Sustainability Goals. Evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity required.

How to Apply: Online application at Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. For earliest consideration, please submit materials no later than March 31. The online application includes an official SPU application form, a faith statement of approximately one page, and supporting documents.

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