Assistant Professor- Political Science

Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 18, 2020
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
DescriptionThe Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS) invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in International Relations beginning August, 2021. Successful candidates will have research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas: international security, international conflict, and foreign policy. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with teaching and research interests in comparative politics, International organizations, civil-military relations, East Asian politics, or research methods. A Ph.D. in Political Science, International Relations or Comparative Politics is required at the time of the letter of offer. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in political science, with a teaching load of 5 courses per year as well as an active research agenda. This faculty member may contribute to both online and face to face instruction. This position requires active service at the departmental, university or professional level.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Candidates must have a PhD in Political Science or a closely related field in hand at the time of the offer. 

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. 

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

What we offer:

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at:

Total compensation includes salary plus health, retirement, and non-cash compensation. Information on calculating total compensation can be found at:

Salary Range: $62,000 - $64,000

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, educational verification, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check. 

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

QualificationsMinimum Qualification:

PhD in Political Science or a closely related field

Preferred Qualification:

Teaching experience in an university setting

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Sep 15, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing