Assistant Professor - International Politics

The Department of Political Science at Washington State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of International Politics. The position is located on the Vancouver, Washington campus in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. All Political Science faculty throughout the Washington State University system have opportunities to participate in graduate training at both the doctoral and master’s levels. Research and teaching expectations are the same on all campuses. The Vancouver campus houses the Master of Public Affairs degree, an interdisciplinary program drawing from political science, criminal justice, sociology, and other disciplines.

The Department is seeking a scholar with a background in the field of international politics. The Department is open to all areas of specialization, but additional consideration will be given to candidates with a research focus on security politics, conflict resolution or peace studies. The research specialization could be global or focused on a particular region. A Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely related field is required by the date of hire (August 16, 2010). The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active research and publishing agenda, to teach two courses per semester, and to engage in service activities. Candidates should demonstrate the potential to provide mentorship to students from diverse backgrounds, to incorporate issues of diversity in curricular offerings, and to address research questions of relevance to underserved communities. 

Candidates must submit electronically the following materials: a letter describing current research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, writing samples (preferably of published work), and three letters of recommendation. Materials should be submitted to Marie Loudermilk, International Politics Search Committee Coordinator, at loudermilk@vancouver.wsu.edu. Deadline for submission of applications is October 1, 2009. Applications received after this date cannot be assured full consideration. 

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