Virginia Tech

The Department of Political Science and the Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Virginia Tech invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate for this position will be a regular faculty member in the Department of Political Science and a PPE Core Faculty in the Center, as well as an active member in the PPE community.

We seek applications from outstanding political scientists and philosophers in the analytic tradition who are familiar with formal methods, in particular game theory, public choice theory, and social choice theory, and specialize in political theory, political philosophy, U.S. political institutions, or political economy. In addition, the successful candidate must have a promising interdisciplinary research agenda in PPE (demonstrated through dissertation work, publications in leading outlets, and/or work in progress) that allows research collaborations with PPE Core Faculty and faculty members in the Center’s core departments.

This position includes research, teaching, and service responsibilities. Teaching responsibilities include regular courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Department of Political Science (including a large introductory course and/or methods course) and core courses for the PPE degree programs that the Center oversees (including PPE intro, gateway, and capstone courses). The standard teaching load is four courses per academic year.

The starting date for this position is August 10, 2021. A Ph.D. in Political Science or PPE-related field is required by the time of appointment. Occasional travel to national conferences is required. The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Political Science or PPE-related field

Familiarity with formal methods, in particular game theory, public choice theory, and social choice theory

Research specialization in political theory, political philosophy, U.S. political institutions, or political economy

Evidence of research excellence and interdisciplinary research agenda in PPE

Ability to teach PPE core courses (in particular PPE intro, gateway, and capstone courses) Evidence of teaching effectiveness to meet the teaching needs at the B.A. and M.A. levels of the Department of Political Science

Preferred Qualifications

Potential for research collaborations with PPE Core faculty and other faculty members in the Center’s core departments.

Appointment Type

Regular

Salary Information

Competitive

Review Date

October 28, 2020

Additional Information

Interested persons must apply at www.jobs.vt.edu, Job No. 514240, where they will submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, writing sample, transcript, and teaching dossier. As part of the online application process, applicants will be asked to provide the contact information for at least three confidential letters of recommendation. All interviews via Zoom. Applications received by October 28, 2020, can expect full consideration. All inquiries should be sent to the co-chairs of this search: Timothy W. Luke (twluke@vt.edu) and Michael Moehler (moehler@vt.edu). The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

We encourage a diverse pool of applicants. Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Holly Belcher at hollymb2@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: September 24, 2020

Applications close: Open until filled

To apply for this job please visit www.jobs.vt.edu,.