Asst or Assoc Professor, Comparative European Politics

Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA4.4

Full-timeEstimated: $61,000 - $89,000 a year
Education
The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This position will have a focus on the comparative politics of Europe, broadly defined. The position will begin August 10, 2019.

The Department is particularly interested in applicants with research interests in comparative domestic politics in Europe, preferably with a focus on a specific policy area (e.g., health, pensions), recent electoral dynamics, or migration politics. The Department already has strengths in EU politics, European political economy, global and international security, and comparative migration politics including and beyond Europe. Candidates should be broadly trained in political science and social science methodologies. Candidates should be prepared to teach a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and they will be expected to teach an introductory course on Comparative Politics on a rotating basis with other department faculty. The Department is open to creating new comparative courses that reflect the research interests of the applicant. There will be occasional travel to attend professional conferences and meetings.

Required Qualifications:
.A Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely related field is required for appointment as an Assistant or tenured Associate Professor.

.Candidates must have a research focus that involves comparative political analysis of Europe and demonstrated excellence in research, including a publication record commensurate to the level for which they are applying.

.Candidates must have evidence of effectiveness in undergraduate and graduate teaching to meet the Department’s key teaching needs in its B.A. and M.A. programs. Teaching requirements for this position will be four courses a year.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to broadly trained generalists comfortable with different methodological and theoretical approaches in political science, and who can work with undergraduate and graduate students (at the master’s and doctoral levels) in political science and international studies along with non-majors in core curricular courses.

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Interested persons must apply at www.jobs.vt.edu posting number TR0180194, where they will submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, recent writing samples, teaching evaluations, and contact information for no more than four academic references.

Screening of applications will begin January 22, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

All inquiries can be sent to: Dr. Deborah Milly, Chair, Comparative European Politics Search Committee, Department of Political Science, 531 Major Williams Hall (0130), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, Europesearch@vt.edu.

Individuals with additional questions or with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the search committee chair. For further information on the department, see www.psci.vt.edu

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