The Department of Political Science has a research active faculty and a reputation for excellence in teaching. The MIS program graduates about 25 young professionals each year and places them in international careers in government service, the non-profit sector, education, and other fields. SPIA, in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State, also houses the Department of Public Administration, (with a PA Ph.D. program and a MPA), the Public Safety Leadership Initiative, and the Leadership in the Public Sector degree completion program. The Africana Studies program is housed in the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Essential Job Duties
The Department of Political Science, in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) and Africana Studies in the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies at North Carolina State University, invite applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2017. We seek highly qualified candidates with a research focus and teaching interests in the politics policies and politics relevant to Sub-Saharan Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, or East Africa. Sample policies areas include, but are not limited to, environmental policies, sustainability, economic development, international security, peacekeeping and conflict studies, civil society, and democratization.
Teaching responsibilities will be at the graduate and undergraduate level in the SPIAdepartment’s Master of International Studies (MIS) program as well as Bachelor’s courses in Political Science and Interdisciplinary/Africana Studies. The applicant must be able to develop coursework in African politics at the graduate level for the MIS program and develop and teach undergraduate course(s) on the politics and political issues relevant to Sub-Saharan Africa as a whole, sub-regions, and/or specific countries.
Ph.D. in Political Science, International Affairs, or a related field by projected start date (08//16/2017).
Departmental Required Skills
Must demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence, strong research and publication skills, and evidence of future research productivity.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Sample policy areas include, but are not limited to, environmental policies, sustainability, economic development, international security, peacekeeping and conflict studies, civil society, and democratization.
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