Assistant or Associate Professor, Latin America Security Studies

Naval Postgraduate School
  • Location
    Monterey, California
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 23

Position description

The Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School seeks applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate professor in Latin American security studies.  We define security studies broadly, and are open to international relations, historical, or comparative perspectives, but the successful candidate should be prepared to teach an introductory Master’s level course on comparative politics, in addition to graduate seminars on Latin America.  The ability to teach an introductory course on the History and Cultures of Latin America would also be a plus.  Candidates should demonstrate a strong potential for teaching excellence and scholarly research.  The department has a strong commitment to diversity, broadly defined, and therefore encourages applicants from groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. 

The Naval Postgraduate School, in Monterey, California, is a fully accredited graduate school, the students of which are drawn from the armed forces and civilian agencies of the United States and other countries.  The Department of National Security Affairs is multi-disciplinary, with curricula based on Political Science, History, and Economics.  Tenure-track faculty typically teach a 2-2 load on a quarter system and are expected to maintain an active portfolio of academic research, publishing, and institutional service.  

Minimum qualifications: 

• An earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution 
• Evidence of teaching aptitude 
• Evidence of potential to advise student theses and dissertations 
• Evidence of strong potential for scholarship leading to scholarly publications 
• U.S. citizenship is required  

Application instructions

Candidates should submit a cover letter that includes research and teaching interests, a CV, graduate transcripts, and syllabi of relevant courses (preferably those taught at the level of graduate seminars).  Candidates should also submit a writing sample and three letters of recommendation.  These confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted separately.  ABDs are welcome to apply with the understanding that the award of a Ph.D. degree is a condition of employment.  Address applications and supporting materials electronically to the National Security Affairs Department at [email protected].   

Questions and any other inquiries may be directed to: 

Dr. Erik Dahl
Chair, Latin America Studies Search Committee
Department of National Security Affairs
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA 93943
[email protected] 

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 2, 2017.  The expected start date is in the Fall of 2018.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; a relocation package, including a relocation incentive, may be authorized.  The position will remain open until filled.  

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