Arcadia University — Tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Historical & Political Studies

Arcadia University, a top-ranked private university located just outside of Philadelphia, invites applications to fill a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Historical & Political Studies (HAPS), to begin in fall 2020. HAPS is an interdisciplinary department with three undergraduate majors (History, International Studies, and Politics, Government, & Law), one Master’s program (International Peace & Conflict Resolution), and three minors (Law & Public Policy, Philosophy, and Religion).  Most HAPS faculty members teach in multiple areas of the department as per their areas of expertise.  

Candidates should have research and pedagogical interests in one or more of the following areas:  critical approaches to international relations; international law and human rights; political geography; politics and technology; and/or the politics of religion. The ideal candidate should be able to teach courses in several of the following areas: international relations, comparative politics, and/or international law and organizations. The search is open to scholars of any geographic region, but the department has a particular interest in scholars of the Global South.  We welcome candidates with training in Political Science or other related disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields. 

Ph.D. strongly preferred by September 2020, as are demonstrated excellence in and commitment to teaching, and a strong research and publishing record commensurate with the candidate’s experience. Candidates should apply online at https://faculty-arcadia.icims.com, where they will submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three academic references. Questions can be submitted to Department Chair Amy Widestrom (widestroma@arcadia.edu). Full consideration of applications will be given to those received by December 1, 2019.  

Qualifications: Ph.D. strongly preferred by September 2020, as are demonstrated excellence in and commitment to teaching, and a strong research and publishing record commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

Arcadia’s College of Arts and Sciences offers programs in science, technology, and math; humanities; visual and performing arts; communications; and historical and political studies. These programs prepare students for careers that contribute to a global society and allow students to exhibit, perform, and publish on campus through a variety of campus media outlets, including an art gallery, a literary magazine, and an online journal.

Arcadia University promises a distinctly global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. A national leader in study abroad and international education, Arcadia has been named #1 in undergraduate study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report for the past seven years, and #2 in undergraduate study abroad by U.S. News and World Report. Approximately 3,900 students attend Arcadia, and the University’s 2,500 undergraduate students choose from more than 65 fields of study.

Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check.

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