International Relations and National Security - Assistant Professor Tenure Track

California State University San Bernardino
  • Location
    San Bernardino, California
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 01

Position description

The Department of Political Science seeks applicants for a tenure-track position with primary expertise in the field of International Relations, including strategic studies, national security policy, and American foreign policy to begin August, 2020. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. We expect successful candidates for this tenure-track position to teach courses in International Relations and National Security. The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses in these and related areas of specialization. In addition, the candidate may be asked to teach graduate courses. The successful candidate will produce scholarly research and provide service to the university and community.

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley.  CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students, and graduates about 5,000 students annually.  As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and 1 doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation. 

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission.  We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success.  By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB's commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty.  We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals.  Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Typical Activities

Preferred candidates will be expected to meet the traditional requirements of excellence in teaching, active scholarly and professional work, and service to the university and community.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.

In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University's strategic plan.  This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and, e) enhancing campus identity. CSUSB's Strategic Plan is available at

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Political Science or related field is required by time of appointment.

Supplemental Information

To assure full consideration, application materials are due by November 1, 2019.

To apply please submit the following required documents:

1) Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of application that includes:

    a. A statement of your teaching philosophy.

    b. A statement of your research experience and goals.

    c.  A statement of how you might contribute to CSUSB's Strategic Plan areas.

3) Evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching (if available).

4) Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).

5) Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation.

6) A Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).

Formal review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.


Tenure-track Assistant Professor. Candidates must hold Ph.D. at time of employment and demonstrate evidence of teaching and research promise.

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