Syracuse University, based in New York state, operates one of the oldest and most successful American study abroad programs in London, alongside other centres in Florence, Madrid, Strasbourg, Istanbul, Beijing, Hong Kong and Santiago. Based at Faraday House in Bloomsbury, the Syracuse University London Program annually offers three semesters (Fall, Spring, and Summer) of study abroad curricula and programming to a diverse undergraduate and postgraduate student body. Faraday House is also Syracuse University’s main platform for initiatives in the U.K. and Europe, making Syracuse London the host for a variety of guests from the home campus and other academic partners.
The Syracuse London staff include Administrative, Operations, and Program Offices, as well as an extensive number of Adjunct Faculty and seasonal guides for our Arrivals & Orientation program. Current vacancies for staff and teaching positions will be posted here. Students planning to study abroad with Syracuse London interested in work-study positions should speak with the London Admissions Counselor. Individuals interested in serving as an Arrivals & Orientation Guide should email a copy of their CV, along with a brief statement of interest, to our Human Resources Manager, Naima Ali. Please note that our need for A&O Guides is seasonal, with hours generally available in late August/early September and mid-January.
Syracuse University London is looking for an instructor for Fall 2019 for a political science course: PSC350 America: A Foreign Perspective.
This course encourages students to think critically about U.S. influence in world politics: what it had been, what it could be. The course goes beyond a simple survey of positive/negative, pro-/anti-American views and instead delves into historical causes, looking broadly at U.S. foreign policy and the history of some of America’s foreign relations since the Second World War. Ultimately the course seeks to understand foreign perspectives on America as ‘structures of feeling’ – some of which writer Suzy Hansen identifies as ‘a broken heart, a defensive crouch, a hundred-year-old relationship, bewilderment that an enormous force controls your life but does not know or love you.’
Where do such views and feelings about the U.S. come from? Why are most Americans ignorant about what the U.S. does beyond its borders? ‘A foreign perspective’ on America in this course refers to other countries and to those within America who may be alienated or excluded; to historical and political perspectives that critique dominant U.S. narratives and myths; to students themselves watching and considering the U.S. from abroad; and even to an internal unconscious that renders so many Americans ‘strangers to themselves’.
This is an adjunct position for one semester, with the possibility of renewal in Spring 2020. Advanced PhD students are welcome to apply. The course meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30-13:00; please consider this time slot when applying. Please email your cv and cover letter to Dr Meghan Callahan, Assistant Director for Teaching and Learning by April 23.
Applicants may wish to review our current course descriptions here: http://suabroad.syr.edu/destinations/london-england/london-center-courses/.