University of Texas - San Antonio, Political Science and Geography
Associate or Full Professor, Cyberpolitics and National/International Security Policy
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Texas, United States|
|Position:||Associate Professor, Full Professor|
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO
Department of Political Science and Geography
Senior Rank (Tenured Full or Associate Professor)
Cyberpolitics and National/International Security Policy
The Department of Political Science and Geography at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for a tenured faculty position at the Full Professor or Associate Professor level in cyberpolitics and national or international security policy to begin Fall 2020.
The position is part of a cross-disciplinary, campus-wide initiative in the area of cybersecurity. Scholars conducting cross-disciplinary research in applied cyber security are encouraged to apply, but an applicant’s primary field must be Political Science or closely related discipline.
Required Qualifications: All applicants must have a Ph.D. in Political Science or a directly related discipline. Applicants must have a track record of scholarship, publications, and research funding relating to cybersecurity and international politics. We are especially interested in candidates who link cybersecurity to broader social, political, economic, and policy questions in the contexts of national and/or international security. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute directly to the Department’s nascent doctoral program in cyber politics and will be expected to collaborate on research and grant applications with faculty in Computer Science, Information Systems and Cyber Security, Engineering, and UTSA’s highly regarded Cyber Security Program. Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester in the Department’s traditional undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Political Science and Global Affairs. We are especially interested in applicants who can teach graduate and undergraduate courses on Cyber and International Politics; Cyber Strategy; Cyber Deterrence and Coercion; Cyber and Intelligence; Cyberwarfare and Military Operations; Technological and Social Revolutions in International Relations; Global Governance and Cyber; Cyber and International Ethics; Law, Politics, and Cyber-Security; New Global Threats; and Global or National Security Policy.
Applicants must demonstrate potential for research publication and a strong potential to attract external funding commensurate with the rank for which the applicant is applying. Applicants' research must demonstrate strong theoretical grounding in national or international security. Candidates must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a culturally diverse urban population.
All applicants should also provide representative evidence of high-quality teaching – ideally in courses that address cyber security in the context of deterrence and coercion, national or international security, global affairs and governance. Applicants must also be willing to teach a range of courses in international relations or global affairs within their specializations.
To be considered at the tenured Associate Professor, the successful applicant must have an established research agenda, evidence of initiatives to acquire external research funding, a strong record of publications, excellent teaching skills with demonstrated effectiveness, and a track record of service. Tenure is contingent on Board of Regents approval.
To be considered at the tenured Full Professor level, successful applicants must be recognized authorities in their respective fields of specialization, have excellent teaching skills with demonstrated effectiveness, a track record of grant applications and awards, and a track record of service. Tenure is contingent on Board of Regents approval.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who can offer courses in traditional and emerging sub-fields of political science, international relations/global affairs, and/or international/national security policy.
Applicants should submit electronically in PDF format:
1. Letter of application stating the rank for which application is made, research interests,
teaching experiences, and qualifications for the position;
2. Current curriculum vita;
3. A research and teaching statement, including discussion of the role that diversity and inclusion play in an academic environment (no more than 200 words);
4. A copy of all graduate transcripts;
5. Samples of written or published scholarly work (no more than three);
6. Two representative samples of syllabi for courses taught or proposed by the applicant;
7. Teaching evaluations (if available or other evidence of course instruction evaluation);
8. Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references who are familiar with the applicant's scholarship and/or teaching and can be contacted to provide letters of recommendation.
Submit electronic materials to: https://jobs.utsa.edu (click on Faculty for details)
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.
Committee Chair, Bradley Thayer at Bradley.Thayer@utsa.edu
|Primary Category:||Political Science