The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor focused on the theories and processes of national security politics with emphases on military affairs, defense budgeting, force planning, intelligence studies or homeland security. The teaching requirements for this position will be four courses per academic year. This position will begin August 10, 2015.
Earned doctorate in political science or a closely related field at the time of application or degree in hand by August 10, 2015. Candidates should demonstrate strong analytical and research skills relevant to these research, service, and teaching engagements with such topics as military operations, strategic planning, conflict management, counter-terrorism, intelligence gathering, and national preparedness for conventional, hybrid, and unconventional war as national defense and homeland security policy challenges.
Candidates with regional interests in the Middle East, North Africa or Asia as well as the diasporic communities elsewhere in the world with embedded ties to these particular areas are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must also be willing to teach undergraduate and graduate students at various stages of progress in both on campus and online teaching environments. In addition to working with students in our two undergraduate majors, international studies and political science, Virginia Tech also is home to one of two senior military colleges at a Research I, land-grant public university.
The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets numbers over 1,000 with students from the USA as well as overseas. In addition, this hire will also be able to work within an established interdisciplinary doctoral program focused on planning, governance, and globalization as well as a master’s program in public and international affairs, which has sites of operation in Blacksburg and Alexandria, Virginia.Interested persons must apply at www.jobs.vt.edu posting #TR0140113 where they will submit a cover letter that addresses how they position their work in relation to national security policy and politics, current curriculum vitae, recent writing sample, teaching evaluations, a statement about their current and future research agendas, and an overview of their teaching experience in this area to demonstrate their potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service. Three academic references can be submitted directly to Kim Hedge (email@example.com).
Screening of applications will begin on November 5, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
All inquiries can be sent to: Dr. Yannis Stivachtis (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair, National Security Search Committee, Department of Political Science, Major Williams Hall, Room 531 (0130), 220 Stanger Street, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Individuals with additional questions or with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the search committee chair. For further information on the department, see www.psci.vt.edu