Assistant Professor in International Relations

Spokane, WA
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Sep 09, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Primary teaching responsibilities:

Teach an annual seven-course load with a primary focus on International Relations. Ability to teach in our interdisciplinary Environmental Studies program is required. The ability to teach in the Peace Studies program is strongly preferred; ability to teach in a regional area that complements current department offerings is also welcomed. The full-time teaching load consists of three courses in the fall, three courses in the spring and a course in January-term. The position is open at the assistant level; however, in an exceptional circumstance a candidate could be hired at the associate level. Whitworth has well-established off-campus study programs and the department welcomes applications from candidates eager to participate in these.

Other responsibilities:

Additional responsibilities include participation in departmental activities and governance; professional and research activities, attending state, regional and national professional association meetings; attending faculty assemblies, development days, and retreat, serving on committees, and advising.

Specific job knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, sexual orientation, gender identity, class or religious perspectives
  • A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning
  • Demonstrated effectiveness at college-level teaching
  • Strong potential for an on-going stream of research in the candidate’s area of specialization
  • The ability to communicate effectively in the language of instruction (English)
  • A commitment to equal opportunity for all persons
  • A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church

Qualifications: Ph.D. or ABD in political science

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

To apply:  Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, your teaching philosophy, candidates most recent student feedback surveys, a one-page document outlining your personal commitment to the Christian faith at