Assistant Professor of Political Science - (Fall 2018)

Assistant Professor of Political Science - (Fall 2018)

Position Number: 53049306

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Campus Location: Dahlonega

General Summary: The University of North Georgia (UNG) is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science & International Affairs (PSIA). The successful candidate may teach on multiple campuses as the schedule might require but their primary teaching responsibility will be on the Dahlonega campus.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 19,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Assistant Professor of Political Science will:
  • Teach 12 hours per semester (4/4; undergraduate and graduate courses) including International Relations and/or Comparative Politics for the department.
  • The successful candidate will teach introductory level introduction to international relations, upper division courses with either a comparative politics or international relations focus, and potentially courses in support of the department's online M.A. in International Affairs.
  • The department has a strong focus on advising and service. Faculty are expected to conduct service at the departmental level as well as at the College and University levels.
  • Candidates also are expected to engage in research and scholarship as part of the tenure process.

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements: The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in political science, international relations or a related field.

Must have a successful teaching and publication record.

Must have specialized expertise in Asian politics. A regional focus on East Asia is required.

Successful candidates will need to have specialization in China, Japan or Korea.

Preference will be given to those candidates who:

1) Have a strong background in teaching introductory and upper division courses
2) Have engaged in significant advising and service activities
3) Willingness to potentially engage in online instruction
4) Are committed to strongly supporting a vibrant B.A. in International Affairs program through engaging students and potentially assisting in administration of the department's internship activities.

Anticipated Hire Date: 08/01/2018

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Other, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Transcripts

Special Instructions to Applicants: If you received any graduate degrees from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Find a full list of NACES members at

Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Also, pleases submit a copy of student evaluations under other documents.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.