23-22 Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of International Relations and Global Studies

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West Chester University of PA
West Chester, PA
Aug 29, 2022
Oct 03, 2022
Employment Type
Internship / Student
Organization Type
College / University
Position Summary

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success.The Department ofPolitical Scienceinvites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track,Assistant Professor ofInternational Relations and Global Studiesposition to begin in August 2023.

West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, comprehensive institution committed to offering high-quality undergraduate education, selected post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania. The University offers more than 100 graduate and undergraduate programs in the sciences and mathematics, business and public management, arts and humanities, health sciences, education and social work, music, and interdisciplinary studies.We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.

The mission of the Department of Political Science, part of the College of Sciences and Mathematics,is to promote scholarship and responsible citizenshipby providinga comprehensive curriculum that exposes students to the principal subfields of the disciplineand encourage critical analysis and communication skills.The department's faculty are actively involved in research, teaching, and applied scholarship. Theymentor students by encouraging academic challenge and civic involvement in an environment that values diversity.

The ideal candidate's experience, substantive specializations, and pedagogical training will serve to strengthen the department's mission and vision. Thefaculty memberwilluse innovativeteaching skills anddemonstrate attention to the learning and teaching needs of the students; andteach undergraduate and/or graduate courses offered in-person and online in both synchronous and asynchronous formats.The faculty member will collaborate with other departmental faculty and staff.

  • Teach undergraduate and/or graduatelevelcourses inthe areasof InternationalRelations, ComparativePolitics,Global Studies,andregional& transnationalfocus onissues related toHuman Rights, Sustainable Development, Energy Policies, andClimate Change.Additional courses withinareaof specialization may be assigned based on departmental needs.
  • Engagein scholarly activities such as research, presentations, and publications.
  • Servethe University and the community through participation in various committees.
  • Mentoringand advising students.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. inPolitical Science (ABD may be considered. Must be completedon or beforeAugust2023).
  • Experienceteachingcourses inInternationalRelations, Comparative Politics, and/or Global Studies.
  • Experienceteachingspecializedcourses in Middle East,NorthAfrica,Sub-Saharan Africa, and/or transnational issues.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience developing course curriculum.
  • Ability to develop specialized courses inInternational Relations, Comparative Politics, and/or Global Studies.
  • Experience with innovative pedagogies.

Special Instructions

Apply online athttps://www.schooljobs.com/careers/wcupa.Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Review of applications will beginOctober 10,2022and continue until the position has been filled.

Finalist must successfully complete an interview, teaching demonstration, and research presentation.

Required Documents for Consideration

To be considered as an applicant for this position, please submit the following:
  • Cover letter(Describingteaching and research interests)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Sample syllabus
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (Such as student class evaluations and peer or supervisor observations)
  • List of three references with contact information
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts (Official transcripts will be requiredat a later date)
  • Diversity statement (See below)

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

West Chester University has joined EAB's Moon Shot initiative for Equity in Higher education. This initiative is designed to support faculty, students, and staff who are typically excluded and therefore are underrepresented. As part of your application for a tenure-track faculty position, we request a Diversity Statement. This request highlightsour department's commitment to promote diversity and inclusiveness and to cultivate a campus environment that welcomes all. This commitment reflects the Diversity Theme of West Chester University's Strategic Plan and supports initiatives of our Office of Diversity,Equityand Inclusion (WCUDiversity Equity Inclusion). We expect that each applicant's statement will be unique, as informed by their own experiences and goals. Some topics you might address in a 1-2-page statement include the following: (1) How have you supported diversity and inclusion in your interactions with others in classroom and research environments? (2) What have you done to help students from diverse communities (such as underrepresented minorities, non-traditional, LGBTQ, veteran, rural, and/or first generation) succeed, including any programs for these students in which you have participated? (3) Describe your commitment to working toward achieving equity and enhancing diversity at WCU. How might you contribute to our current diversity initiatives, and do you have any other ideas to help promote equity on our campus?

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all preemployment criminal background checks.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances West Chester University's educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action - Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.