Assistant Professor of International Relations and Intelligence

Madison, South Dakota
Mar 31, 2021
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Dakota State University is seeking candidates for Assistant Professor of International Relations and Intelligence. This position can be either a one-year visiting or a tenure-track appointment, depending on the candidate’s interests and qualifications. This position will serve Dakota State University’s interdisciplinary degree program in Cyber Leadership and Intelligence (CLI) that integrates digital security, the social sciences, and the humanities to give students a fuller appreciation of the knowledge and skills needed to be leaders in the rapidly expanding cyber and intelligence-related professions.

The position requires a Ph.D. or relevant experience in Political Science, International Relations, or related field, with a focus and research agenda on international relations and cyber-related affairs. We seek an expert grounded in the study of international policy-making, comparative politics, or the international breadth of cyber influence.

Primary duties include:

• Teaching undergraduate general education political science courses on campus and online

• Teaching International Relations and related courses on campus and online

• Advising CLI majors

• Coordinating and working with other CLI faculty members

• Recruiting and promoting the major to potential students

• Researching and publishing relevant scholarship

• Networking with scholars and professionals to secure internships and post-graduate opportunities for CLI students

DSU is nationally known for its computer science, cyber operations, and network security programs, and is recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in cyber education, cyber research, and cyber operations, and is a CAE Regional Resource Center. The CLI program complements those degrees and enables its graduates to become leaders in their professions. Housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, CLI includes the disciplines of political science, sociology, history, geography, economics, communications, philosophy, digital forensics, business, and cyber operations. The university’s Madison Cyber Labs, or MadLabs, is a center for a wide variety of student and faculty research, and is building partnerships with a wide variety of public and private agencies. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with other scholars on relevant cyber security and intelligence-related projects.

For full consideration, please submit all materials by April 30, 2021. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit The employment site will require the attachment of a cover letter, curriculum vita, unofficial copy of the most recent degree transcript, and supporting references, including addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references.

DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota in the southern lakes region of the state. The region boasts a wealth of outdoor sports and a life-style possible only in smaller towns and rural communities. Madison is just a 50-minute drive from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota.

Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities. DSU also provides professional liability coverage.

DSU is committed to recruitment, hiring and retention of minorities. We urge individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.