Visiting Instructor, International Relations/Political Theory

University of South Florida
  • Location
    Tampa, Florida
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 01

Position description

The School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies (SIGS) at the University of South Florida invites applicants for a Visiting Instructor position beginning on August 7, 2017.  The position is for the 2017-2018 academic year, but it can be renewed for up to three years.  

Minimum Qualifications:  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Political Science, Government, Politics, International Studies or a related field by the start date.  The teaching field is International Relations and Political Theory.  

For candidates who meet the minimum qualifications, preference will be given to individuals who can demonstrate an ability to teach undergraduate courses in Introduction to Political Theory and International Conflict and a graduate seminar in International Relations.

The teaching load is four courses per semester, including one section per semester of Introduction to Political Theory, one course per year in Conflict in the World, and one course per year in the Graduate Seminar in International Relations Theory. The other courses depend on the successful candidate’s area of specialization.  Salary is $48,000 for the nine-month academic year, with the possibility of $6,000 for teaching during the summer session of 2018.  Application review will begin on May 8, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should attach the following supplemental items to their application: a letter outlining their qualifications, a current CV, documentation of effective teaching, a writing sample (30 pg. max) and 3 letters of recommendation. 

According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public.  For ADA accommodations, please contact Amy Thomas at (813) 974-0842 or [email protected] at least five working days prior to need. USF is an AA/EA/EO institution.

The School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies (formerly the Department of Government & International Affairs) is a brand new academic unit in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of South Florida.  It consists of four academic programs – Political Science, International Studies, Africana Studies, and Latin American & Caribbean Studies – which act collaboratively to promote global teaching, research, and engagement.  

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is a Top 25 research university among public institutions nationwide in total research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. USF is a “Top Producer” of Fulbright Scholars and a “Top College” for recruitment of undergraduate Peace Corps volunteers. Serving over 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a Level I criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 13013

Posting Date:  04/28/2017

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled; reveiw of applications to begin on May 8, 2017.

Application instructions

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