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Assistant Professor, Political Science – University of Utah

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Assistant Professor, Political Science – University of Utah



  • Location
    Salt Lake City, Utah

Position description

The Department of Political Science at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in International Relations at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2022. This is a position in International Relations with a focus on 1) international organizations (IOs), global governance, and/or international institutions, this includes 2) organizations and institutions such as but not limited to the United Nations, the European Union, the World Health Organization, the Association of Southeast Asian Natioins, the African Union, and the Organization of American States, or other regional organizations; with 3) potential themes including global public health, international human rights, and/or security (broadly defined) as an additional emphasis within IOs. We welcome applicants from all approaches to these topics, including those using gender, race, class and/or historical perspectives. The successful candidate will have expertise and substantial training in interpretive, qualitative, and/or quantitative methods, a record of research productivity, and a willingness to contribute to interdisciplinary research and teaching. We expect the successful candidate to add to the College of Social and Behavioral Science’s and the Political Science department’s strengths in seeking and attracting external funding grant potential. The CSBS is home to NEXUS, an interdisciplinary research institute for researchers across the University of Utah who desire to collaborate on research projects concerning society’s grand challenges.

The Department of Political Science is committed to removing barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups, strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity, and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. Enhancing the diversity of our faculty to better represent diversity within the field of political science, as well as our diverse body of political science majors and students, is part of the department’s strategic plan. The Department has a history of mentoring Assistant Professors from underrepresented groups and providing a supportive environment for attaining their academic and professional goals and milestones.The University of Utah recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community.

Applications should include a cover letter detailing research and teaching interests and experience, a CV, a writing sample, and three references who can be contacted for letters of recommendation. As part of the cover letter, we invite you to describe how your work and other experiences contribute to the success of underrepresented students. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. Applications should be submitted by a best consideration date of September 24, 2021, although those received after this date will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

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