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The Department of Political Science at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Security Governance. We are interested in applicants who can demonstrate research and teaching expertise in the following domains of inquiry: human security and insecurity (broadly defined), U.S. national and the transnational governance of national security threats, the role of NGOs and INGOs in matters of human governance/security, security and governance questions related to immigration, refugee flows, cross-border movements, and displaced populations, and gender and/or race and security. Focusing on these governance issues and public policy responses in the United States is the main emphasis but cross-national perspectives also are welcome. Applicants who approach these concerns from a theoretical and critical perspective are encouraged to apply. The standard teaching load is two courses per semester. This position will begin August 10, 2017.
Earned doctorate in political science or related field at the time of application or degree in hand by August 10, 2017. Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong interest in conducting research and teaching courses in the areas of human security/insecurity, security concerns as they relate to human displacements and cross-border movements, and gender as well as racial dimensions of security questions in U.S. national, subnational, and transnational contexts. Successful candidates will have documented effectiveness in both undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as program development in order to meet the Political Science department's key needs in its B.A. and M.A. programs and those of doctoral students in cognate programs such as the Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT). Potential for excellence in research and teaching is required.
Preference will be given to broadly trained candidates who have grounding and skills in a variety of theoretical, analytical, critical, and methodological approaches to security and governance, and who can work with undergraduate and graduate students.
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Review Date: 12/05/2016