Assistant Professor of Political Science, Tenure Track
University of Northern Colorado - Greeley, CO

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Job Summary/Basic Functions

The University of Northern Colorado invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in International Relations/Comparative Politics, beginning August 2013. ABD required, Ph.D. preferred at time of hire.

We seek candidates broadly trained in International Relations and/or Area Studies. We are interested in candidates with expertise in one of the following areas: transnational politics (such as global governance, international environmental politics, or globalization); new security studies (such as internal conflict, peace and reconciliation, human rights, migration, or gender issues); or area studies (excluding Europe, the Middle East, and South Asia), with preference given to Latin America.

We value research that focuses on important problems in global affairs using critical, interpretative and/or historical approaches. Candidates should be firmly committed to teaching in a small undergraduate-only department, have a strong liberal arts background, and an interest in developing new courses.

The Department of Political Science and International Affairs at the University of Northern Colorado has six full-time faculty members. We are responsible for two majors: a newly established interdisciplinary major in International Affairs, as well as a traditional Political Science major. The normal teaching load is 3-3, which covers a variety of courses, accounting for 60 percent of the typical workload; the remainder is divided between scholarly activity and service responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

ABD required

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D preferred at time of hire

Search Committee Chair: Brook Blair

Search Committee Chair Phone/Extension: 970-351-1563

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, life, and dental insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed as 0.5FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

Application Materials

Applicants should complete the electronic application form at and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, transcripts, and a writing sample. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent to Search Committee, Department of Political Science and International Affairs, Campus Box 130, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, 80639. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Additional Requirements

Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

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