Assistant Professor of International Trade

Position ID: 38176
Georgia Southern University
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
Department of Political Science & International Studies
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Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor of International Trade—Search #67561

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Department of Political Science and International Studies

The Department of Political Science and International Studies in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of International Trade. This position will be located on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

Within this setting, the successful applicant will join a department of more than 25 faculty and staff dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service.  The department is committed to providing students with significant educational opportunities offering an international perspective. Through the Department’s academic and extracurricular activities, Georgia Southern students develop international perspectives and an understanding of global issues and contemporary world cultures. The Department’s philosophy of education embraces International Trade/International Studies as a practical interdisciplinary field of studies devoted to finding solutions to global problems and advancement of the global well-being. With that, the Department focuses on providing students with practical and competitive skills and career prospects in an increasingly globalized economic reality. The prospective hire is expected to sustain and expand this vision.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the Assistant Professor of International Trade position requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. A Ph.D. degree in International Studies, Business, Economics, or Political Science with a concentration in International Trade or International Business completed by the position start date (August 1, 2018) is required.

Evidence of excellence in teaching is a must, as the position will require the faculty to teach advanced-level courses on International Trade, as well as introductory-level courses such as Introduction to International Studies and Research Methods in International Trade. The position comes with a 3-3 teaching load and an expectation of academic service in the thriving International Trade program within the Department of Political Science and International Studies, which features two interdisciplinary majors (International Studies and International Trade).  The prospective faculty must also be an active scholar, and fulfill the criteria necessary for a tenure track position in their respective academic field of studies. Research and publication work is expected.  

The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in International Studies, International Business, Economics, or Political Science with documented evidence of an interdisciplinary focus on international trade finished by August 1, 2018.
  • University-level successful teaching experience with a focus on international trade or related disciplines, backed by evidence.
  • Existence of successful research and publishing agenda in the area of international trade or related disciplines, backed by evidence.
  • Evidence of effective communication skills (in English).
  • Willingness to teach via web-based instruction.
  • Evidence of commitment to international education with regard to curricular development, student mentoring, and the development of study abroad programs.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with a diverse student body.
  • Experience overseeing internship programs and other forms of career development for undergraduate students.
  • Experience working across disciplines of business, social science, and policy studies.
  • Evidence of collegiality and ability to work in a team in projects involving international education

Application Procedure:

Screening of applications begins February 23, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The required position starting date is August 1, 2018. A complete application consists of: a letter addressing the qualifications cited above, a curriculum vitae, evidence regarding teaching excellence (student evaluations, etc.), a scholarly writing sample, and a copy of unofficial graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the search chair via email. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Jose A. da Cruz, Search Chair, Search #67558

Department of Political Science and International Studies

Georgia Southern University

P. O. Box 8101

Statesboro GA 30460-8101

Electronic mail:

Telephone: (912) 344-2679

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act.

Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

Contract Period: 
9 months
CIP Discipline Code: 
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Political Science and Government, General
Economics Development and International Development
Economics, General
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Required Qualifications
Special Requirements: 
Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 23, 2018
Position Starting Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Dr. Jose A. da Cruz
Phone Number: 
(912) 344-2679
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