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Assistant Professor for International and Global Studies

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications must be complete and reference letters received by 12/01/2017 for consideration. As soon as you submit your application, your references will be emailed a link to upload the letter of recommendation.

Position Announcement

Position Details

Proposed Start Date 09/16/2018
Rank C - Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor for International and Global Studies
Position Number D97554
Representation AU - AAUP
Faculty Type Tenure Track
Fixed Term End Date:
Position FTE 1.0
Term of Service 9 month

Position Summary

Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept

The International and Global Studies department at Portland State University has nine core faculty, and around 200 majors. The department offers a B.A. with multiple tracks, including Global Studies, Development, and Regional Studies. We also have multiple regional certificates.

Position Summary

The Department of International and Global Studies at Portland State University is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin September 2018. The candidate should have expertise demonstrated through their thesis topic, teaching, or research in one or more of the following areas: Social Justice, International Crisis Management, Migration, Human Rights, and Public Policy. The candidate should also have a regional area of expertise in one of the following: Africa, Asia, the Middle East, or a transnational focus.

A PhD is required in a relevant field. ABDs will be considered but must have completed their PhD by the start of the appointment. Evidence of successful teaching (at least one course taught either as a degree candidate or afterwards, or have served as a graduate teaching assistant for three courses). Candidates should have a demonstrated familiarity with and ability to attract external funding, which includes at least one grant application of a minimum of $5,000.

The successful candidate will teach courses that include core classes, electives and a seminar, while incorporating issues of culture, class, race and gender. They should also adopt an interdisciplinary and non-Western perspective in their teaching. The candidate will have to teach some hybrid and online classes.

Primary Activity I - Instructional
Minimum Qualifications

A PhD is required in a relevant field. ABDs will be considered but must have completed their PhD by the start of the appointment.

The candidate should have expertise demonstrated through their thesis topic, teaching, or research in one or more of the following areas: Social Justice, International Crisis Management, Migration, Human Rights, and Public Policy.

The candidate should also have a regional area of expertise in one of the following: Africa, Asia, the Middle East. A transnational focus will also be considered.

Successful completion of a background check.

Preferred Qualifications
Key Cultural Competencies

• Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
• Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
• Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
• Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Environmental Stewardship

Contributes to a culture of environmental stewardship, practices resource conservation, and actively works toward achieving long-term sustainability goals.

Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement

The starting annual salary rate for this position will be dependent upon qualifications and experience with an excellent benefits package including 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.

Annual Salary Dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions

Additional Information
Additional Application Instructions (deadlines, etc.)

Applications must be complete and reference letters received by 12/01/2017 for consideration.

As soon as you submit your application, your references will be emailed a link to upload the letter of recommendation.

Does this position require the employee to drive a motor vehicle? No
Background Check Required Yes
Position End Date (if applicable)
If you have questions

Search Details

Posting Close Date 12/01/2017
Projected Close Date for Posting Closes
Application screening begins 12/01/2017
Will you consider an ABD applicant for this position? Yes
If yes, when must the degree be earned? 09/15/2018
If necessary, would you be willing to sponsor the succcessful applicant for permanent US residence, now or in the future? Yes

Reference Requests

Reference Requests

Accept References Yes
Minimum Number of References 3
Maximum Number of References
Cutoff Date
Special Instruction for Reference Provider

Please upload your letter of recommendation no later than 12/01/2017.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please name the specific field/discipline in which you received (or will receive) your Ph.D.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * If you are ABD, when do you expect your degree to be conferred?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please list your region(s) of expertise

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Have you applied for a grant in the amount of at least $5,000?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * How did you first find out about this position?
    • PSU website
    • Indeed
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERCJobs
    • Referral
    • Professional Listserv- please specify in comment box in the next question
    • Professional Journal- please specify in comment box in the next question
    • Other- please specify in comment box in the next question
  6. If you selected Other, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample
  2. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness