Department of Politics and International Relations, Green School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University

The Department of Politics and International Relations, in the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs at Florida International University in Miami, FL, invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position in Political Theory. The research focus within Political Theory is open, with the exception of American Political Thought. Scholarship that speaks to the challenges of contemporary democracy—broadly defined—would be of interest to the Department, but is not a requirement. The teaching assignment is two courses per semester. A Ph.D. in Political Science or a related discipline is required. The anticipated starting date is August 12, 2022.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 525465 at and include the following as parts of their application: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a cover letter, (3) a statement of research interests, (4) a recent writing sample, (5) a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching interests, (6) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (7) a statement on diversity, equity and inclusion (for guidelines, see Candidates will also be asked to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. Review of applications will begin on Dec. 4, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

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The Department, situated in the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs (, is home to more than 1,700 undergraduate majors, almost 100 graduate students, and 38 faculty ( The university and the department value the diversity and inclusivity of our campus community and the curriculum. Faculty enjoy opportunities to work with colleagues in FIU’s centers and institutes: the African and African Diaspora Studies program, the Center for the Administration of Justice, the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, the Cuban Research Institute, the Global Energy Security Forum, the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies, the Jewish Studies Program, the Latin American and Caribbean Center, the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Studies Program, the Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies, and more.

In September 2021, the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) received full membership in the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). This prestigious organization includes the top 40 schools of international affairs in the world. The SIPA is among 25 in the US with this designation, 5th in the Southeastern United States, and the 1st and only in the State of Florida.

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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