Professor in Terrorism Studies

Sep 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Professor in Terrorism Studies
Position Information
Posting Number: F00067
Full-time/Part-time: Full-time
Benefits Eligible?: Yes
Hourly/Salaried: Salaried
Band/Level: 1B
Department: GSIPM
Location: MIIS at Monterey Main Campus
Hire contingent upon successful completion of the following post-offer screening: Criminal Background check
Position Summary:
The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) seeks to hire a full-time faculty member in the field of terrorism studies. The appointment will be in the Institute's MA program in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (MANPTS) in the Graduate School of International Policy and Management (GSIPM). The position is open with respect to rank (assistant, associate, or full professor); for an individual with appropriate professional experience an appointment as a professor of practice is also possible. Ability to teach one or more of our required core classes, such as introduction to terrorism, global politics, or research methods, would be a plus. Expertise in a relevant region or area in world politics, ideally complemented by appropriate language capabilities, is also welcomed. For an appropriately qualified candidate, the position may also come with an option to run our terrorism research center, MonTREP (the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program). An interest in serving as the director of MonTREP is not however a requirement to be considered for the faculty position. MIIS has a non-tenure, contract-based system. The initial appointment is for three years. Renewal after three years is based on performance in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Faculty work on a nine-month contract, and the standard teaching load at MIIS is 3/2. This position will report to the MANPTS Program Chair and the GSIPM Dean.
General Responsibilities:
•Teaching courses on terrorism and related subjects in the MANPTS program;
•Maintaining an active research agenda on topics related to terrorism and counterterrorism;
•Assisting the NPTS Program Chair and GSIPM Assistant Dean in ensuring the continued growth and success of the MANPTS Program.
A Ph.D. in Political Science, History, or another relevant field, with a research specialization relevant to terrorism studies, or extensive professional experience dealing with terrorism.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Expertise on topics relevant to understanding terrorism and how to respond to it;
•Ability to develop and direct research projects;
•Ability to teach courses in Terrorism Studies and related subjects;
•Collegiality and ability to work with others in an academic environment.
•A proven track record of publishing research, including in refereed academic outlets, will be a plus.
• A proven track record raising and managing funds for research will be a plus.
Posting Information
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:
The priority application deadline is Nov. 15, 2017, but the position will remain open until filled.
Please submit the following documents with your application:- cover letter explaining qualifications for the position - c.v./resume - one writing sample - a sample syllabus if available - list of at least three references with contact info
Applicant Document
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  3. Resume/C V
Optional Documents
  1. Syllabi Samples
  3. Additional Document 1
  5. Additional Document 2

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