The University of Texas at San Antonio, Political Science and Geography
Assistant Professor - Latin American Politics
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Texas, United States|
The Department of Political Science and Geography at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (Assistant Professor) in Latin American Politics/Global Affairs with an emphasis on Human Rights and Security in the larger context of global affairs to begin Fall 2022. The department is interested in hiring candidates with demonstrated interest and expertise in addressing problems of human rights, human rights violations, transitions to democracy, democratic breakdown, and organized crime and violence in Latin America. The committee would welcome applicants whose research has a strong (i.e. original) empirical component (either qualitative or quantitative). The candidate will be expected to teach courses on the politics of Latin America with special emphasis on security, human rights, development, and environmental issues.
Teach, advise, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students at the Main and Downtown campuses; participate in teaching courses in the Political Science and Global Affairs degree programs; pursue an active research and publishing agenda; and serve the University, profession, and community.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is a Hispanic Serving University specializing in cyber, health, fundamental futures, and social-economic development. With more than 34,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property—for Texas, the nation and the world. Learn more online, on UTSA Today or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube or LinkedIn.
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Posting End Date
Review of applications will begin December 7, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
Required Application Materials
Please submit all documents together in a single PDF in order to be considered.
1. Letter of application, research interests, teaching experiences, and qualifications for the position
2. Current curriculum vita (CV)
3. Copy of graduate transcripts
4. Samples of written or published scholarly work (no more than three)
5. Two representative samples of syllabi for courses taught or proposed by the applicant
6. Teaching evaluations (if available or other evidence of course instruction)
7. Three references (to include name, address, telephone number and email address) familiar with the applicant's work
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All applicants must have a Ph.D. in Political Science, Global Affairs, Geography, or a directly related discipline by August 31, 2022.
The methodological approach and specialization is open but the Department is especially interested in scholarship exploring at least one of the following areas: major theoretical and empirical debates in Latin American politics; key issues and policy concerns in the literature on Latin American politics, and traditional and emerging themes related to Latin America in the global arena, including but not limited to such themes as corporatism and political processes, democratic breakdown and bureaucratic authoritarianism, trade, democratization and development challenges, economic and political drivers of human migration across borders, human rights issues, politics of economic liberalization, Latin American political institutions and party politics, business and politics, the rule of law, and subnational institutions. The Department is particularly interested in applicants who will complement our existing thematic strengths in other regions of the world.
All applicants must provide evidence of an emerging record of scholarly and professional publications in top-ranked journals in the field. All applicants must provide representative evidence of high-quality teaching in a variety of political science and/or international relations courses at the undergraduate level with emphasis in some courses on Latin American politics in the context of global affairs and governance. All applicants must be willing to teach a range of courses in comparative politics and international relations, including courses specifically focused on Latin American politics.
Successful applicants must be able to articulate a research agenda, have an emerging record of journal or other peer-reviewed publications, strong statement of teaching philosophy and excellent teaching skills, and commitment to service to the department, college, university, profession, and community.
Preference will be given to candidates prepared to teach courses also in traditional sub-fields of political science, global affairs, and international relations, including a range of introductory surveys to more specialized, upper-level lecture and graduate seminar courses.
On Campus: Primary work location will be on campus
- UTSA is a tobacco free campus.
- This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
- Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire.
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Dr. Nazgol Bagheri, Search Committee Chair
|Primary Category:||Political Science