Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Political Science
Assistant Professor, International Security/Foreign Affairs
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International Security/Foreign Affairs
Department of Political Science
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will focus on the intersection of security studies and the analysis of regional and international organizations. This position will begin August 10, 2014.
The department is particularly interested in applicants with research interests in Eurasian affairs, including Russian and/or Chinese foreign policy, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Russia and European international organizations, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Candidates should have strong, broad training in Political Science, and be prepared to offer a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. These classes could include Introduction to World Politics, National Security, the Foreign Policy of Major Powers, International Law and Organizations, Global Conflicts, Global Governance, and Global Security in our International Studies and Political Science degree programs.
Required qualifications: A Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely related field is required for appointment as an Assistant Professor. Candidates must have a demonstrated effectiveness in both undergraduate and graduate teaching to meet the department’s key teaching needs in its B.A. and M.A. programs. Teaching requirements for this position will be four courses a year.
Desired qualifications: Preference will be given to broadly trained generalists comfortable with different methodological and theoretical approaches to the study of international politics and global affairs, and who can work with undergraduate and graduate students (at the master’s and doctoral levels) in political science and international studies along with non-majors in core curricular courses. Prior teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level is preferred.
Interested persons must apply at www.jobs.vt.edu posting #TR0130087 where they will submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, recent writing samples, teaching evaluations, along with the recent letters of support from three to five academic references. Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the Chair of the Search Committee or the Virginia Tech Relay Service, 1-800-828-1129.
All inquiries can be sent to: Dr. Yannis Stivachtis, <email@example.com>, Chair, International Security/Foreign Affairs Search Committee, Department of Political Science, 119 Major Williams Hall (0448), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Individuals with additional questions or with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the search committee chair. For further information on the department, see www.psci.vt.edu
|Primary Category:||Political Science