Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Position Information

Posting Number: 7523

Internal Posting Date: 03-21-2013

Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled

External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Review of Applications begins on: 04-15-2013

Job Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

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Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Social Science

Primary Department: 10038676 POLITICAL SCIENCE - CSS

Position Employee Group: Tenure System Faculty-FAS

Appointment Basis: Academic Year, 9 month

Appointment Status: Tenure System Faculty

Employment %: 100


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Faculty: Salary Range
Support Staff: Pay Minimum
Salary commensurate with experience

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Position Summary: OPEN SUBFIELD SEARCH RELATED TO WATER: The Department of Political Science and the Environmental Science and Public Policy Program (ESPP) at Michigan State University seek candidates for a 9-month tenure-system or tenured open rank position, beginning August 16, 2013 in International Relations, Comparative Politics, American Politics or Public Policy to contribute to a new Michigan State University inter-disciplinary initiative on water issues. Specific interdisciplinary topics that would be germane include, but are not limited to, an understanding of international and transboundary water governance, the politics of water access, riparian political conflicts, the political and social consequences of water supply and demand (domestic and/or international), as well environmental policy and regulation.

This position is part of MSU's Global Water Initiative, an effort to mobilize research expertise across our campus to address the world's most compelling water issues. With over 100 faculty members already working in water-related disciplines, the university has expertise spanning academic units within the natural, social, and engineering sciences. We are committed to pursuing research of the highest caliber, creating and testing solutions, and expanding the understanding of the challenges related to water. Over the next several years, the MSU Global Water Initiative will coordinate recruitment of 16 new faculty researchers in the Colleges of Natural Science, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Social Science, and Engineering. New hires will collaborate with current faculty to enhance disciplinary expertise, strengthen linkages across disciplines, and create new advances in water science, technology, and policy. Because MSU is focused on building research excellence, global perspective, and leadership in interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches, new College of Social Science hires will hold joint appointments in the Department of Political Science and the Environmental Science and Public Policy Program. Scholars with an interest in applying for this position are directed to the website for MSU Global Water Initiative,, which contains information that is more detailed and is updated regularly.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications
Support Staff: Minimum Requirements
A doctorate's degree is required. Candidates should have strong methodological skills, a rigorous theoretical focus and an interest in collaborating across disciplinary boundaries. A successful candidate will be expected to have a well-defined research agenda including a strategy for external funding. Senior candidates need to demonstrate a record of externally-funded research projects as well as a strategy for future funding.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter
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Research Interests

Optional Applicant Documents: Other Document
Other Document 2
Other Document 3

Number of Reference Letters Required: 3

Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin on April 4, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Michael Colaresi/Associate Professor/

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Union Affiliation Non Union