Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Political Science
Assistant Professor, Comparative Politics/African Politics
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Comparative Politics/African Politics
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 have a focus on the Middle Eastern/African Politics and will begin August 10, 2014.
The department is particularly interested in applicants with research interests in Global Security, Gender Perspectives, Identity Politics, Ethnic Group Conflict, or Regional Organizations. 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 African Politics, Introduction to Comparative Politics, Nations and Nationalities, The Politics of Developing Countries, Global Conflicts, Global Governance, and Global Security in our Political Science and International Studies 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 comparative politics, 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 #TR0130091 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 December 2, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Agency
Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, veterans, minorities and people with disabilities. 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. Ilja Luciak <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Chair, Comparative Politics/African Politics Search Committee, Department of Political Science, 531 Major Williams Hall (0130), 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
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