Professor and Director, School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs

University of Central Florida
  • Location
    Orlando, Florida
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Nov 06

Position description

As a next-generation public research institution, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you become an integral part of our mission to become a university for the future. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck.

The Opportunity

The College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites nominations and applications for a full-time, 12-month position of professor (tenured) and director of the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs (SPSIA).

The school offers baccalaureate degrees in Political Science and International and Global Studies, as well as an M.A. in Political Science and a Ph.D. in Security Studies. The school also offers several minors and certificates. SPSIA is home to the Central Florida Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence, the India Center, the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government, the Kurdish Political Studies Program, and the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity.  The school has over 25 full-time faculty and exceeds 1,300 undergraduate majors and minors.  

The School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs strives to provide excellence in teaching at all levels of higher education to prepare a diverse student body for career and life success as engaged citizens; to achieve national and international prominence for excellence in research and graduate education; and to contribute to the university, community, and profession through service and partnerships and through its affiliated centers, institutes, and programs. For more information, visit  

The College of Sciences (COS) 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 students from all backgrounds achieve success. For more information, visit

Minimum Qualifications:

A doctorate in Political Science or a closely related field from an accredited institution is required. In addition, the successful applicant must have a distinguished record of teaching, research, and service commensurate with a tenured full-time professor by time of hire.   

To be eligible for appointment as a tenured professor upon hire, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated record of teaching, research, and service commensurate with a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of professor.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a record of administrative leadership in a university setting, as well as demonstrated experience in handling faculty and staff matters, supervising graduate students, and strong communication skills. 

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