Assistant Professor of International Studies - Search 67558

Location
Statesboro
Posted
Jan 19, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Geography
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Assistant Professor of International Studies - Search #67558
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Department of Political Science and International Studies


The Department of Political Science and International Studies in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of International Studies. This position will be located on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at http://consolidation.georgiasouthern.edu/.

Within this setting, the successful applicant will join a department of more than 25 faculty and staff dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service. The department is committed to providing students with significant educational opportunities offering an international perspective. Through the Department's academic and extracurricular activities, Georgia Southern students develop international perspectives and an understanding of global issues and contemporary world cultures. The Department's philosophy of education embraces International Studies as a practical interdisciplinary field of studies devoted to finding solutions to global problems and advancement of the global well-being. With that, the Department focuses on providing students with practical and competitive skills and career prospects in an increasingly globalized economic reality. The prospective hire is expected to sustain and expand this vision.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the Assistant Professor of International Studies position requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. A Ph.D. degree in International Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Geography or a closely related field with documented evidence of an international focus conferred by the position start date (August 1, 2018) is required. All applicants must demonstrate that they have completed their research and graduate work with a clear and documented international focus. The applicants' preferred specialization should be economic or political development or other humanitarian or development-oriented field of interest, such as human security and sustainability. A regional focus should be on areas of the "Global South."

Evidence of existing or prospective excellence in teaching is a must, as the position will require the faculty to teach advanced-level courses on Contemporary World Cultures, Global Issues, the Senior Capstone Seminar on International Studies, courses in political and economic international development and humanitarian issues, as well as introductory-level courses such as Introduction to International Studies, and Research Methods in International Studies. The position comes with a 3-3 teaching load and an expectation of academic service in the thriving Department of Political Science and International Studies, which features two interdisciplinary majors (International Studies and International Trade) in addition to Political Science. The prospective faculty must also be an active scholar and fulfill the criteria necessary for a tenure-track position in their respective academic field of studies. Research and publication work is expected.

The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in International Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Geography or a closely related discipline with documented evidence of an international focus finished by August 1, 2018
• University-level teaching experience in International Studies or related disciplines, backed by evidence
• Evidence of successful research and publishing agenda
• Evidence of effective communication skills (in English)
• Evidence of commitment to international education with regard to curricular development, student mentoring, and the development of study abroad programs
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:
• University-level successful experience in leading study abroad courses in International Studies or related disciplines, backed by evidence
• Evidence of commitment to international education with regard to curricular development, student mentoring, and the development of study abroad programs
• Documented teaching experience in world cultures, global issues, economic and political development
• Evidence of experience of teaching via web-based instruction
• Documented scholarly interest and successful record of publications, in fields of economic and political development, public health or other humanitarian fields
• Ability to teach and guide undergraduate students in successful pursuit of careers in international studies
• Experience working with a diverse student body
• Evidence of collegiality and ability to work in a team in projects involving international education

Screening of applications begins February 23, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae, evidence regarding teaching excellence (student evaluations, etc.), a scholarly writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and a copy of unofficial graduate transcripts. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Jacek Lubecki, Search Chair, Search #67558
Department of Political Science and International Studies
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8101
Statesboro GA 30460-8101
Electronic mail: [email protected]
Telephone: (912) 478-7299

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://cbss.georgiasouthern.edu/. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

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