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Assistant Professor - Public and International Affairs

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All interested applicants should apply online at https://jobs.uncw.edu/. Applications received by November 23, 2017 will be assured full consideration. The following materials are required: 1.Cover letter describing research and teaching interests, 2. Curriculum Vitae, 3. Unofficial graduate transcripts (official ones will be required before hire), 4. Teaching portfolio (1-page teaching statement, list of courses that the applicant is interested to teach, student teaching evaluations and 1 sample syllabus) 5. One writing sample (published paper or manuscript) 6. Names and email addresses for at least three references who are prepared to provide letters of recommendation.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor - Public and International Affairs
Department Public & International Affairs - 32421
Vacancy Number 16F-147
Position Number 6841
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Summary of Position

The Department of Public and International Affairs is seeking a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Political Science with training in Comparative Politics. This position requires an active research program and carries a 3-3 teaching load.

Minimum Requirements

We expect the successful candidate to begin in August 2018. Candidates must be capable of excellent and dynamic teaching primarily at the undergraduate level with a focus on comparative politics. The successful candidate is expected to maintain a productive and active research agenda producing peer reviewed research, and to participate as a department citizenship through service. A PhD in Political Science, or related field, is required. ABD candidates will be considered, however, the candidate must have a PhD in hand prior to starting the position in August 2018.

Preferred Qualifications

We are searching for a candidate whose expertise examines various aspects of comparative politics (including, but not limited to, democratization, political economy, comparative institutions, etc.), and we are particularly interested in those with regional expertise in China and/or Southeast Asia. The ideal candidate will also have graduate training in international relations in order to contribute to our IR curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at both the introductory and upper level, as well as a course in political methodology.

While the focus of this position is on undergraduate teaching, the successful candidates may have the opportunity to contribute to one of our three graduate programs: Conflict Management and Resolution (CMR), Public Administration (MPA), and Coastal & Ocean Policy (MCOP).

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Public and International Affairs supports the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and several minors: International Affairs, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Political Science, Pre-Law, Public Administration, and Security Studies. At the graduate level, faculty support courses in the Master of Public Administration, Master of Arts in Conflict Management and Resolution, and Master of Coastal and Ocean Policy.

College/School Information

At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions

All interested applicants should apply online at https://jobs.uncw.edu/. Applications received by November 23, 2017 will be assured full consideration. The following materials are required:

1.Cover letter describing research and teaching interests,
2. Curriculum Vitae,
3. Unofficial graduate transcripts (official ones will be required before hire),
4. Teaching portfolio (1-page teaching statement, list of courses that the applicant is interested to teach, student teaching evaluations and 1 sample syllabus)
5. One writing sample (published paper or manuscript)
6. Names and email addresses for at least three references who are prepared to provide letters of recommendation.

Position Type Permanent
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions
Job Posting Date 10/18/2017
Priority Consideration Date 11/23/2017
Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Dr. Aaron King

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. Combined Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Writing Sample
  6. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. Other A

Posting Specific Questions

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