Comparative Politics/International Relations (Open Rank-Asst/Assoc/Full)/College of Liberal Arts

Rio Grande Valley
Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Nov 02, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Comparative Politics/International Relations (Open Rank-Asst/Assoc/Full)/College of Liberal Arts

The Department of Political Science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley invites applications for a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member in Latin American politics and/or Latin American political economy to begin September 1, 2019. The department is particularly interested in applicants with teaching interests and a research agenda in any of the following areas: Government & Politics of Mexico, US-Mexico border relations, and the politics or political economy of various Latin American nations/regions. The department is open to a wide variety of approaches, including qualitative, quantitative, comparative, institutional, and historical methods. The position continues the department’s effort to build an undergraduate and graduate program that develops interdisciplinary courses anchored in the concepts and methods of political science, while simultaneously crossing disciplinary boundaries to incorporate topics, concepts, and methods utilized outside of political science. The successful candidate will teach upper-division and graduate level courses in their areas of substantive specialization and required lower-division courses in U.S. Federal Government & Politics and/or Texas Government and Politics. The successful candidate will contribute to the vision of creating a bilingual, bicultural institution on the Texas-Mexico border that serves as a gateway to the Americas.

UTRGV faculty are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions, as well as a commitment to UTRGV’s vision, mission and core priorities (

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