International Affairs Department Head
Texas A&M University
Bush School of Government and Public Service
The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University invites nominations and applications for the position of Professor and Department Head of International Affairs, with related responsibilities for the academic operation of graduate certificate programs in Advanced International Affairs, National Security Affairs and China Studies. The master’s program and its related certificate offerings seek to provide students with a superior professional education for careers in international affairs within government, international organizations or non-governmental organizations. The 48 credit hour professional degree combines required and elective classes with a foreign language requirement, leadership and communication development, internship opportunities, and an integrative capstone research project. The complementary graduate certificate programs provide 12 credit hours of transcripted and degree transferable courses delivered in a range of modalities on campus, online and/or in executive education format. The department will also work closely with the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs to foster policy-oriented research on international affairs. The Bush School is a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs and its faculty blend theory and practice in a research intensive graduate setting.
The duties of the Department Head encompass the functions normally required for the administration of graduate degree programs in a research university, including the supervision of curriculum development, review and revision; instructional activities and course scheduling; program planning and assessment; recruitment, review and development of the faculty; budget development and management; and student recruitment, admissions and counseling. The successful candidate will assume a 10.5 month academic administrative appointment as a tenured full professor of international affairs beginning as early as August 1, 2014, with the possibility of holding an endowed chair. He or she will meet qualifications required of a tenured full professor, including a Ph.D. in political science, economics or related social science discipline relevant to international affairs, an outstanding record of research and scholarship, demonstrated success in graduate level teaching, professional leadership in international affairs, and participation in public discourse on international affairs and foreign policy. In addition, the successful candidate will have a substantial record of professional and university service, with a special emphasis on graduate education and research, and provide evidence of excellent leadership, communication and management skills demonstrated through leadership roles in universities, government, organizations or associations. Successful academic administrative experience in higher education is preferred as is a demonstrated commitment to professional education and knowledge of diverse instructional modalities.
Send nominations and applications (letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references) to Dr. Arnold Vedlitz, Executive Associate Dean (preferably as electronic attachments to Ms. Rane Cunningham at BushSchoolGBSfirstname.lastname@example.org), The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, 4220 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4220. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to diversity.