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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Department of Political Science and Public
Administration invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in international
relations. Required qualifications include: Ph.D. in Political Science, International Relations, or a
related field, with a primary focus on peace and conflict with areas of interest including but not
limited to migration and citizenship, human rights, race/ethnicity, and peace and conflict, gender
and peace and conflict, or security and intelligence; evidence of strong potential for professional
development as a scholar, including the ability to secure external funding; teaching experience at
the college level; and a commitment to teaching in a diverse environment. The ability to teach
courses in the Security and Intelligence Studies minor is also valuable. The nine-month tenure
track position begins Fall 2021.
The Department of Political Science and Public Administration offers an M.P.A., B.A., and two
minors. It has 24 full-time faculty members. Many participate in one or more interdisciplinary
programs, including the Public Policy Ph.D. program, Latin American Studies, Women’s and
Gender Studies, and Africana Studies.
The department seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment
to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines,
perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. Finalists will be asked during their screening
interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their work.
As the largest and most diverse college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts &
Sciences houses 21 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural
sciences and mathematics, and military sciences, as well as 28 applied research centers and
interdisciplinary programs. With its 35 graduate degrees and 78 undergraduate degree options,
the College is connected to the world and its concerns, and is particularly supportive of the
greater Charlotte region.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive urban university,
located on an expanding modern campus. The second largest of the 16 UNC System campuses,
UNC Charlotte offers more than 30,000 culturally and ethnically diverse students a wide range
of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University is a Carnegie Foundation
Community Engagement campus and an APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity University.
It supports faculty with excellent family and medical leave policies, junior faculty development
awards, internal faculty research grant opportunities, and other research opportunities. Charlotte
offers a dynamic space to live, work and connect for faculty, students, alumni, and staff, with its
outstanding cultural, recreational, and business amenities. As the 15th largest U.S. city, Charlotte
is consistently ranked one of the best cities to live (#20 by U.S. News & World Report).
Applicants must apply electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu (position number #007115)
attach the following:
Cover letter of application outlining your scholarly interests and agenda, including
experience with securing external funding and with teaching, related to the outlined
Copy of graduate transcript
Evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available)
One writing sample of professional writing
Name and contact information for three references
Applicants should have references send the letters of recommendation directly to Dr. James
Walsh, chair of the search committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Review of applications begins November 15, 2020 and continues until the position is filled.
Please contact Dr. James Igoe Walsh, chair of the search committee, at email@example.com with
any questions about the position.
As an affirmative action, equal opportunity and an ADVANCE Institution, UNC Charlotte is
committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages
applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with
The Department of Political Science and Public Administration seeks to recruit and retain a
diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the
University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing
The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their
highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.
To apply for this job please visit jobs.uncc.edu.