Assistant Professor in International Relations

Position ID: 42573
Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southern University
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Assistant Professor of International Relations —Search #67696
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 Relations. This position is located on the Statesboro campus.

Georgia Southern University is the state's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.

Since 1906, the University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Within this setting, the Department of Political Science and International Studies is committed to fostering the development of civically-engaged students who will become productive citizens dedicated to serving their communities, their nations, and the world. The BA in Political Science prepares students for active citizenship by preparing them for professional careers in government, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, business, studies in law, political science, and public policy. Graduates of the BA program in Political Science will become life-long learners as they become cognizant of the institutions and processes of governance and the policies and historical and current events that shape their lives.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the Assistant Professor of International Relations position requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned PhD in Political Science, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2019
  • Evidence of college/university teaching excellence
  • Evidence of potential for a strong publication record
  • Effective communication skills
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching and research specialization in Gender Studies, Human Rights, and International Conflict
  • Regional specialization in Latin America or Africa (not Europe, Asia, or Middle East)
  • Demonstrated commitment to engagement with a diverse student body, and in particular with the Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies program
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate research and mentoring
  • Ability to teach Introduction to Political Science and/or Political Methodology
  • Ability to teach online courses
  • Record of extramural funding commensurate with experience

Postmark deadline for receipt of applications is April 15, 2019. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. A complete application consists of a letter addressing all of the required and preferred qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; a sample of written work; a sample of teaching evaluations and representative syllabi; and at least three confidential letters of recommendation from professional references. 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:

Dr. Jamie Scalera, Search Chair, Search #67696

Georgia Southern University

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Telephone: 912-478-4204

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.

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