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University of Central Florida

The School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a nine-month tenure-earning advanced assistant or tenured associate professor with a focus on politics in India. This will be an endowed professor position that also acts as the Director of the India Center at UCF. The anticipated starting date is August 2023 with a possible starting date of January 2023.

A doctorate in Political Science or a closely related field from an accredited institution by time of application is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated interest and experience in developing and leading a program or center and a successful established research and teaching record commensurate with the faculty rank.

The ideal candidate will have an impactful research record, commitment to teaching, and leadership experience. As Director of the India Center, the successful candidate is expected to develop programming of interest to the larger university community, engage in community outreach, develop and strengthen partnerships with the community as well as nationally and internationally, supervise the Center’s full-time Director of Public Affairs, develop curriculum, engage in fundraising, work with offices and units across the university, and manage the India Center’s budget, among others. The successful candidate is expected to combine the role of faculty member with that of Director of the India Center.

We are especially interested in an individual who can contribute through their research, teaching, mentoring, and service to the diversity and excellence of our academic community and foster an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.

The School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs houses two undergraduate majors, a Master’s program in Political Science, and a Ph.D. program in Security Studies. In addition, the School is home to five institutes, programs and centers including the India Center. The mission of the India Center at UCF is to broaden the awareness and understanding of contemporary India. The India Center promotes the study of India’s role in the world today through partnerships, scholarship and research, education, and outreach to the Indian community in Florida and nationally. The Center aims to serve the broader UCF community. It currently has one full-time Director of Public Affairs. For more information, visit https://sciences.ucf.edu/politics/ and https://theindiacenter.ucf.edu/.

The College of Sciences (COS) houses most of the university’s natural, computational, and social sciences in eight departments, two schools, and several centers. The college’s programs play a key role in advancing UCF as a national research university that is determined to help students from all backgrounds achieve success. For more information, visit https://sciences.ucf.edu/.

The University of Central Florida (UCF), located in Orlando, is a public research university invested in unleashing the potential within every individual; enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve. UCF is classified as a Very High Research Activity university by the Carnegie Foundation. At UCF, we solve tomorrow’s greatest challenges through a commitment to academic, inclusive and operational excellence. Leveraging innovative learning, discovery and partnerships, we foster social mobility while developing the skilled talent needed to advance industry for our region, state and beyond. A Hispanic Serving Institution, UCF is home to a diverse student population of over 70,000 students, almost 2,000 faculty, and more than 4,700 staff. UCF is invested in identifying candidates who will contribute to its mission through equity-minded practice and culturally responsive pedagogy. For more information, visit http://www.ucf.edu.

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/ [position number R101006]. In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a letter of interest detailing your interest in the position, relevant experience including leadership experience, and vision for the India Center; (3) an equity and inclusion statement including relevant experience and leadership in working in and contributing to diverse environments (one to two pages); (4) a research statement outlining your research record and future research plans (one to two pages); (5) a teaching statement (one to two pages); and (6) the names and contact information for three professional references. For the application to be considered, all materials will need to be uploaded by the application deadline of November 3, 2022. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Kerstin Hamann, search committee chair, at Kerstin.Hamann@ucf.edu.

EEO statement

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

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