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Open Rank in International Relations

University of South Carolina
Capitol View, SC
Closing date
Feb 16, 2023

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Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number FAC00204PO22 Advertised Title Open Rank in International Relations Campus Columbia College/Division College of Arts and Sciences Department CAS Political Science Advertised Salary Range We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per Week 40 Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 9 months Work County Richland Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured Job Search Category Faculty

About UofSC

About University of South Carolina

From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor's degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service - helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.

Diversity Statement

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Benefits for FTE Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Department of Political Science at the University of South Carolina seeks applications for a nine-month, full-time, open-rank position in International Relations to begin on August 16, 2023. The position is open with regards to substantive specialization and advanced assistant, associate, and full professors are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates are expected to teach substantive courses in International Relations and contribute to the department's graduate and undergraduate programs in methodology.

Required Education and Experience

The position requires a Ph.D. in political science, plus years of academic experience consistent with the academic policy for faculty rank, by the start date of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

We seek candidates with well-conceived, theoretically informed research agendas who have been published in leading outlets.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 08/16/2023 Job Open Date 09/19/2022 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants must submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; two writing samples that demonstrate a significant ongoing research agenda; statements of research and teaching interests; graduate transcript; contact information (including telephone number and email address) for three references; and a diversity statement that articulates the candidate's commitment and capacity to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, outreach, and engagement. References will be contacted directly for letters of recommendation (which must be submitted on appropriate letterhead). The position will remain open until filled, and the search committee will begin reviewing applications on January 6, 2023. All applicants must fill out an online application at USC Jobs:

Please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Matthew Wilson ( with any questions. Information regarding the Department of Political Science can be found at the department's website:

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Portfolio
  • Writing Sample(s)/Sample Publications
  • Teaching Statement
  • Research Statement

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  • Other Supporting Documents

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