Texas Tech University — Assistant Professor in International Relations

Texas Tech University, the department of political science invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning in Fall 2022. We seek candidates with broad training in International Relations. The position is open to all international relations subfields.

The department houses and administers graduate and undergraduate degrees in political science, as well as an undergraduate degree in Global Studies. Global Studies is an interdisciplinary program, training students in transnational affairs, international and regional politics, economics, culture, and society. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the department teaching and advising mission in both political science and global studies.

Applicants must show evidence and/or promise of excellence in teaching and an active research agenda. Candidates with strong quantitative and/or formal methods training are preferred and an ability to teach graduate methods courses, are preferred. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected. A Ph.D. in political science is required by the time of the appointment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, three letters of reference, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a diversity statement. The Department of Political Science and Texas Tech University are committed to inclusive excellence. We request that all applicants submit a statement explaining how their previous and potential contributions enhance a culture of diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, creative activity and/or service.

All items except reference letters should be submitted at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/. The requisition number is 26327BR. Reference letters should be emailed to Prof. Tim Nokken, Chair, Department of political science at timothy.nokken@ttu.edu. For full consideration, all application materials must be received by December 21, 2021. Questions about the position should be directed to Prof. Tim Nokken, Chair, Department of political science, timothy.nokken@ttu.edu.

Texas Tech is an Hispanic Serving Institution. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, though their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech. The university welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.