Director of Global Studies

Loyola University Maryland is a Roman Catholic, Jesuit private university in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

Position Description

Loyola University seeks a Director for its growing Global Studies program. Global Studies is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major based in the departments of Economics, History, Political Science, and Sociology. The program was established in 2006-07, has experienced rapid growth, and is poised for further expansion. The Director will represent the Global Studies program to internal and external audiences, plan and advocate for growth, and chair a steering committee composed of faculty from the four participating departments. Working with the steering committee, the Director will build upon the program's current success and develop a vision for its future. This position is full-time, with the Director's performance evaluated for renewal after three years. Faculty rank will be determined on an individual basis. If qualifications meet appropriate requirements, the Director will join the University faculty as an associate or full professor, with tenure, in one of the four Global Studies departments.

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Teach Global Studies courses in his or her area of expertise
  • Advise students
  • Coordinate course offerings across the departments with the steering committee
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the program 

Eligibility and Reqquirements  

  • Ph.D. in one of the four Global Studies disciplines (or a related discipline such as International Studies)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Experience in program administration and/or curriculum development.
  • An active program in scholarship is desirable but not necessary

Application Instructions  

The University welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to its educational mission. Loyola is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, seeking applications from underrepresented groups. Additional information is available at To apply, please go to to submit your credentials. The online application requires a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample publications (if applicable), and at least three letters of recommendation. The review of applications will begin in mid-December. Complete applications should be submitted by the end of January in order to receive full consideration.