Vacany: Part-Time Adjunct Instructor Position – Refugee – Clark University

Part-Time Adjunct Instructor (online) – Refugee Certificate Online Teaching Position
Department of Sustainability and Social Justice, Clark University

Position: Clark University’s Department of Sustainability and Social Justice seeks to hire a part-time Adjunct Instructor to develop and teach two online courses for its newly launched Graduate Certificate in Refugees, Forced Migration, and Belonging. This role is an opportunity for a dedicated academic with experience and interest in the field of humanitarian relief and forced migration/refugee policy to teach at the intersection of theory and practice.


  • Commencing in Spring 2024, the successful candidate will collaborate with department faculty and partners and work with Academic Technology Services (ATS) to update and refine the first online course, entitled, “Refugees, Forced Migration and Belonging”. Updating and refining will allow the instructor to integrate their experience/expertise into the lecture material and include the department’s newly-established learning objectives into learning activities and assessments.
  • Teach this asynchronous course in the Fall 2024 semester.
  • Dependent on student enrolment for Fall semester, Instructor will develop the second course, entitled, “Forced Migration and the City” starting summer 2024 and teach the course during the Spring 2025 semester. The second course will run on an enrolment contingency basis.

The ideal candidate will be familiar with refugee and asylum law, international refugee protection policies, and the complexities of forced migration, including its intersection with the international system and community-level integration policies and impacts. Additionally, expertise in urbanization as it relates to refugees, proficiency in analyzing the effects of humanitarian aid and urban policies on displaced populations are essential. Finally, the ability to effectively communicate complex research findings to diverse audiences is desired.

  • PhD in Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, or an interdisciplinary doctorate related to Forced Migration Studies.
  • Demonstrated subject matter knowledge in forced migration, refugee policies, and urban displacement.
  • Previous experience in online instruction and proven ability to engage students in an online learning environment.
  • Strong commitment to social justice and sustainability in education.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must live in the United States and in a state approved for remote work with Clark University

Application Process: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a detailed CV, a cover letter outlining their experience and interest in teaching in this subject area, and a brief proposal on course content updates in line with the department’s learning objectives.

Applications should be emailed to:

Application Deadline: 29 March 2024