Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, History/ASPECT
Assistant Professor, Contemporary Global Ethical/Political Thought
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Virginia, United States|
The interdisciplinary doctoral program ASPECT (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought) at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 10, 2014. This position will be in the interdisciplinary area of contemporary global/transnational political and ethical thought. Research and teaching interests that focus on the politics and ethics of global/transnational governance and society are highly desirable. Applicants whose research engages contemporary transnational/global perspectives related to post-secularism, post-traditionalism, post-modernity, post-coloniality, the intersection of violence, insecurity, and religion, or critical theoretical approaches to war, territoriality, and law are especially encouraged to apply. Additionally, research informed by several of the following theoretical specializations is desirable: biopolitical perspectives, Critical Theory, feminism and gender, phenomenology, post-colonialism, post-Marxism, post-structuralism, and queer theory. This position is a cluster hire in ASPECT (www.aspect.vt.edu), and the tenure home will be in one of the following core ASPECT departments: History, Political Science, or Religion and Culture. Required qualifications include: PhD in History, International Relations, Political Science, Religious Studies, or a related humanities or social sciences field by the time of the appointment; research emphasizing issues of contemporary global/transnational ethical and political theory; record demonstrating potential for excellence in research and teaching; ability to mentor doctoral students in ASPECT; effectiveness in both graduate and undergraduate teaching to meet ASPECT’s and at least one core department’s teaching needs; commitment to work effectively with a diverse campus population.
Interested persons must apply at www.jobs.vt.edu posting # TR0130119, where they will submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, up to two recent article-length writing samples, teaching evaluations, a short research précis (1-2 pages) that stresses the applicant’s theoretical background and contributions, and no more than four letters of recommendation. Screening of applications will begin January 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be sent to François Debrix, Chair, ASPECT Search Committee, ASPECT, 202 Major Williams Hall (0192), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities.
|Primary Category:||Contemporary History
|Secondary Categories:||Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies
Cultural History / Studies
Diplomacy and International Relations
Law and Legal History
Political History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
World History / Studies