Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Political Science - International Relations

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • Location
    West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 17

Position description

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success.  West Chester University of Pennsylvania's Department of Political Science invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in the field of International Relations beginning in August 1, 2018.
Teaching responsibilities will include introductory-level International Relations and Comparative Politics, and United States Government and Politics courses; and upper-level courses in Middle East and Africa Area Studies, or Islamic or Arab Politics or other Areas as needed; and U.S. foreign policy, or cross-national policy analysis; Contemporary Issues in International Relations, such as transnational trade, immigration issues, global security, human rights, and/or the environment. Other responsibilities of the position include an active research agenda and appropriate service, including program development, student advising, all in a manner consistent with our department mission, which emphasizes global perspectives.  In addition, this faculty member will teach and/or lead academic activities in the new interdisciplinary Global Studies Minor.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful applicant should possess a Ph.D. in Political Science or closely related Discipline (ABD considered with evidence of completion by start date) and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research. West Chester University is primarily a teaching university with a teaching load of 12 credits each semester (three preparations).   Applicants must provide evidence of experience in and a strong commitment to teaching. Finalists must successfully complete an on-site interview, including a teaching demonstration.

Special Instructions

Application materials should include 1) a cover letter describing teaching experience and research interests, 2) a curriculum vita, 3) a brief writing sample, 4) a statement of teaching philosophy, 5) sample syllabi (preferably introductory level and upper-level), 6) graduate transcripts, 7) teaching evaluations, and 8) additionally, three letters of recommendation.  Include email addresses for three referees when applying in the system.  Each referee will automatically be sent an email with access to upload their letters of recommendation to our applicant tracking system.
Materials should be submitted online at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm. Review of applications will begin December 17, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
West Chester University is located in a suburban setting approximately twenty-five miles west of Philadelphia. It is committed to developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and advancing its educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence.
West Chester is an Equal Opportunity Employer and the department is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. Women, minorities, veterans, and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application instructions

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