Assistant Professor, International Relations, Political Science, College of Liberal Arts

University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Location
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 14

Position description

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV   is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us on line at:


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


The Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications from well-qualified individuals for two full-time, nine-month tenure-track positions in International Relations. While the areas of specialization are open, we have identified primary needs in (1) International Political Economy, and (2) Interstate War and Conflict Processes. Candidates with an expertise in either or both of these areas, who also have a background in International Organizations, are highly desired.  The two positions will be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing fall 2022. Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate courses and graduate courses in International Relations and the undergraduate culminating experience course. The ability to contribute to the department's needs in political methodology is welcomed, as well as evidence of the potential to obtain external funding. Other responsibilities include engaging in research leading to scholarly, peer-reviewed publications, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and providing appropriate levels of service at the department, college, and university levels. The department is interested in candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. The department offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees in Political Science.


Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in Political Science or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university awarded by the time of appointment.  Candidates are expected to have some teaching experience, evidence of research productivity, and the ability to develop a research agenda resulting in publications in high quality outlets.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. 


Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on October 1, 2021 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Tiffiany Howard Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or [email protected].


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