Instructor of Politics and International Relations

Florida International University
  • Location
    Miami, Florida
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 13

Position description

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, [email protected], and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Programhouses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

Job Information

The Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University in Miami, Florida invites applications to fill a permanent Instructor position with benefits in Political Theory.  The teaching assignment is eight courses per academic year, and the successful candidate will be expected to regularly teach Introduction to Political Theory and Political Ideologies in addition to other courses in the history of political theory and sub-specialty courses. 

The anticipated starting date is January 3, 2019.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. in political science or closely related discipline, or be ABD and near completion. Review of applicants begins on August 3, 2018.

The Department is home to more than 1,600 undergraduate majors, over 100 graduate students, and 38 faculty (see Situated in the School of International and Public Affairs (see, faculty enjoy opportunities to work with colleagues in seven other departments (Criminal Justice, Economics, Global & Sociocultural Studies, History, Modern Languages, Public Administration and Religious Studies) as well as SIP's centers and institutes (i.e., the African and African Diaspora Studies program, the Center for the Administration of Justice, the Cuban Research Institute, the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies, the Global Energy Security Forum, the Jewish Studies Program, the Latin American and Caribbean Center, Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Studies Program, and Middle East Studies).

Qualified candidates are encouraged to include the following as part of their application: (1) Curriculum Vitae, (2) Cover Letter that explains the candidate¿s teaching philosophy and teaching interests, (3) Two Sample Syllabi, (3) Teaching Evaluations (if any) and (4) the names, title, and email address of three persons sending letters of recommendation.

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