Department of Global Studies and Maritime Affairs (GSMA) - Assistant Professor

California State University Maritime Academy
  • Location
    Vallejo, California
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Dec 28

Position description

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants expecting to be considered for the Assistant Professor position must complete their online application and submit requested materials to Human Resource by close of business day on February 15, 2021 to receive priority consideration. 

The Department of Global Studies and Maritime Affairs (GSMA) at California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing in the Fall 2021. The Department seeks broadly trained applicants in transdisciplinary security studies. Applicants should also be prepared to teach a variety of foundational courses in political science (e.g., International Relations, U.S. Foreign Policy, Comparative Politics, International Political Economy) as well as security studies. While a focus on cyber security is highly desirable, candidates with a background in environmental security, human security, and critical infrastructure security are very encouraged to apply. 

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Political Science, Security Studies, International Relations or a closely related field. Individuals with prior professional experience in cybersecurity, diplomacy, and intelligence are highly encouraged to apply. Applications from ABD candidates will be considered. 

ABOUT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY MARITIME ACADEMY (Cal Maritime): Located on a compact but scenic waterfront campus in Vallejo, California (30 miles northeast of San Francisco), California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) is a unique and specialized campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system. Serving a population of approximately 1100 undergraduate and 50 graduate students, we are one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States and the only one on the West Coast. Cal Maritime offers six baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, Global Studies and Maritime Affairs (GSMA), Facilities Engineering Technology, Marine Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Marine Transportation. The undergraduate curriculum includes licensing programs for future merchant marine, coast guard and naval reserve officers. Cal Maritime also offers a Master of Science in Transportation and Engineering Management degree. For more information about California State University Maritime Academy, please visit our web page at

Our programs focus on intellectual learning, applied technology, leadership development, and global awareness. Cal Maritime students participate in training cruises aboard the Training Ship Golden Bear or other international educational experiences - gaining a unique perspective on our increasingly global culture and economy. Cal Maritime is committed to being a leading educational institution recognized for excellence in the business, engineering, operations, security and policy of the transportation industries of the Pacific Rim and beyond. We are equally committed to hiring and retaining diverse and dedicated faculty and staff who lead the way in helping our students expand their knowledge and potential. 


  • Teach foundational undergraduate courses in political science
  • Teach undergraduate courses in security studies, and maritime security studies
  • Develop courses in cyber security, environmental security, human security and/or other security related fields specific to the vision and growth of both the GSMA major and evolving interdisciplinary programs
  • Engage in research and scholarship on issues relevant to security
  • Share in the duties of academic advising
  • University service


  • Doctoral degree or ABD in political science, security studies, international/global studies, government, regional studies, law or other related fields
  • Pedagogical versatility with demonstrated ability in the use of teaching techniques that ensure both student engagement and active learning
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Commitment to transdisciplinary collaboration


  • Understanding of the evolving importance of cyberspace and the issues facing civilian, military, intelligence and private business sectors in dealing with offensive and defensive cyber activity;
  • Experience with real-time online conflict simulation experiments.

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