The Department of Political Science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in International Relations at the rank of Assistant Professor. Specialization is open, but we are especially interested in candidates with expertise in international political economy, international organizations and international law. The ability to teach a graduate course in quantitative methods is desirable. The department offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in Political Science, including a new B.A. in International Relations.
The department seeks an active scholar oriented to research and publication as well as high quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department is also interested in candidates whose research and teaching interests respect and integrate a variety of methodological approaches. The normal teaching load, assuming an active research agenda, is two courses per semester. Applicants should have Ph.D. in hand by the date of the appointment. Salary is competitive.
The Department of Political Science
The mission of the Department of Political Science is to promote greater understanding of politics, government, and public policy by creating new knowledge, bringing new perspectives to existing knowledge, and disseminating scholarship to students and to the regional, national, and global communities. Our department has a special responsibility to anchor our community with objective knowledge, civility, empathy, and democratic engagement.
The department maintains a high, steady level of quality publication of peer reviewed books, articles and chapters. The UMSL Political Science faculty rank about in the top ten percent of faculty in peer departments in all Public and Carnegie R-2 universities. The department also emphasizes high quality teaching at all levels, and faculty have received numerous teaching awards. UMSL Political Scientists are very active, very visible representatives of the campus who provide the community with faculty expertise and knowledge. The department’s long-standing commitment to inclusion is reflected in the diversity of its faculty, students, and curriculum.
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