Assistant Professor of International Relations

Utah State University
  • Location
    Logan, Utah
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 26

Position description

The Department of Political Science at Utah State University invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2019. We seek to fill a position in international relations. While the area of specialization in international relations is open, topical expertise in interstate conflict, subnational conflict, and/or emerging security threats is welcome. An ability to offer a course in Middle Eastern, African, or South-Asian security is a plus. The salary is competitive.

The position is available beginning August 1, 2019. Application review will begin September 28, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.


The successful candidate will conduct research and teach courses in International Relations. Teaching responsibilities will include master’s and upper and lower division undergraduate courses in their areas of specialization. Responsibilities will include a primary role in research along with strong undergraduate and graduate teaching, and service. Performance will be consistent with a faculty role in a Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University.

Dept/College Highlights:

The Political Science Department at USU is housed within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.  The Department offers three undergraduate majors: Political Science, Law and Constitutional Studies, and International Studies. It also offers a political science Master’s degree.  Additionally, the department provides service courses or general education to students throughout the broader university community.


Candidates must demonstrate evidence of a strong research profile in international relations. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Political Science or a comparable field of study as of employment date, and demonstrated accomplishment and/or clear potential for success in research as well as undergraduate and graduate teaching in these specialties. They must also generate a satisfactory outcome on a background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to those with a strong research trajectory and demonstrated interest in teaching courses of need to the department.

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