Assistant Professor, American Politics and Security Studies

University of Central Florida
  • Location
    Orlando, Florida
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 04

Position description

The School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-earning assistant professor position, with an anticipated start date in August 2020. The candidate is expected to specialize in American Politics with a focus on broadly defined domestic/international security issues including, but not limited to, cyber, economic, environmental, food, gender, and foreign policy policing. The candidate is also expected to teach various quantitative methods courses at the doctoral level. We are especially interested in an individual who can contribute through their research, teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of our academic community and foster an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.



The School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs offers an M.A. Program in Political Science and a Ph.D. Program in Security Studies that produces cutting-edge research in conflict studies and human security. Its undergraduate programs enroll approximately 1,400 majors in Political Science and International and Global Studies. The Kurdish Political Studies Program, the India Center, Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity, the Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd (PMBF) Program for Strategic Research and Studies, and the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government, as well as the Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence are all housed in the school (for more information, visit



The school is part of College of Sciences (COS) that houses most of the university’s natural, computational, and social sciences in eight departments, two schools, and several centers. The college’s programs play a key role in advancing UCF as a national research university that is determined to help faculty and students from all backgrounds achieve success. For more information, visit



Located in Orlando, Florida, UCF is classified as a “Doctoral University: Very High Research Activity” and a “Community Engagement” institution by the Carnegie Foundation. With a diverse student body of more than 68,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the country. The university offers more than 200 degree programs, including more than 100 at the graduate level. UCF is committed to diversity and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. For more information, visit



AA-College of Sciences, School of Politics, Security and International Affairs


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Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely related field such as Security Studies from an accredited institution by time of hire is required.


Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who will participate actively in and complement existing strengths of the school’s Security Studies doctoral program.


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