Visiting Assistant Professor in International Political Economy

Jan 19, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Puget Sound

Visiting Assistant Professor in International Political Economy

Job ID: 3933

Location: Political Economy

Full/Part Time:
Appointment: One-year visiting assistant professor in International Political Economy for the 2018-19 academic year.

Responsibilities: Teach five or six course for the year, to include some combination of introductory and advanced courses in international political economy and a senior thesis seminar. Preference for a candidate who is prepared to teach a survey course in South Asia or Southeast Asia.

Qualifications: A doctoral degree (ABD considered) in international political economy (or a related social science disciple) and a commitment to liberal arts education are required. Preference will be given to candidates who specialize in areas of South Asia or Southeast Asia.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and teaching load.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

About Puget Sound: The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city. Within, and near, Tacoma there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities.

About the International Political Economy Program: The IPE Program offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of international and global issues using tools and methods of political science, economics, and sociology as informed by an understanding of history and tempered by appreciation of cultural differences.

Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than March 1, 2018 to ensure full consideration.

Diversity Statement

    We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives. We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community. We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

Required Documents: Applications submitted without the documents listed below will not be considered:

    Curriculum vitae Letter of interest Teaching statement Diversity Statement (see details below) Copies of graduate transcripts (“unofficial” copies are acceptable) Three (3) Letters of Reference. You will be asked to specify the email addresses of reference providers at the time of application and the system will email these providers on the next business day. Teaching Evaluations Writing Sample
Note: In the online application system, please submit curriculum vitae when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application.

Candidate's Diversity Statement. As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In the candidate's diversity statement, applicants should comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound's current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) at prior to writing this statement. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways candidates can express their qualification:

    Your lived experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and university's commitment to inclusion and diversity; Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, research experience, and other opportunities; Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like the University of Puget Sound; Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your research, pedagogy, and/or service; Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations; Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the University of Puget Sound campus community to support the university's DSP; Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one's effectiveness as an educator and department/university colleague.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply
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About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA


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