Shared tenure-track Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics and/or International Relations

Proposed Start Date: 09/16/2020
Rank: C - Assistant Professor
Representation: AU - AAUP
Faculty Type: Tenure Track
Position FTE: 1.0
Term of Service: 9 month

Portland State University is Oregon’s most affordable public research university, located in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities. Our mission to “let knowledge serve the city” reflects our dedication to turning ideas into action — in Portland and around the world. The city is our campus, giving students unmatched access to career connections, a vibrant cultural scene and hands-on learning experiences with hundreds of community partners.

More than 27,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and state-of-the-art science labs. We are proud of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement and innovation.

The Department of Political Science is one of three academic programs in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University, which also includes Public Administration and Criminology and Criminal Justice. The School of Government is part of the College of Urban and Public Affairs, which includes approximately 60 full-time faculty. The College also includes the departments of Economics and International and Global Studies as well as the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning.

The Departments of Political Science and International and Global Studies are searching for a shared tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The ideal candidate will conduct research and teach in the fields of Comparative Politics and/or International Relations with a focus on development. There is a strong preference for candidates who study development through the lens of international political economy, Africa, the Middle East, human rights policy, or global health policy.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in a related field must be completed by September 1, 2020.

Total Compensation Range & Benefits:
The starting annual salary rate for this position will be between $65,007-$67,005. The starting salary may be negotiable above this range, however it will be dependent upon the knowledge, experience, skills and abilities of the chosen candidate, the budget of the hiring committee, and approval from HR.
PSU’s excellent benefits package includes 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package, and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities

Application Instructions:

Please submit:
• letter of application (cover letter),
• curriculum vitae,
• graduate transcripts,
• writing sample (e.g. article, book chapter, conference paper, etc),
• teaching evaluations.

Please list the names, telephone numbers and email addresses for three professional references. As soon as you submit your application, your references will be emailed a link to upload their letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin September 16, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

If you have questions please contact the Department of Political Science at

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