The Department of Political Science at Utah State University invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor of International Relations/Comparative Politics beginning August 2016. We seek to fill two positions in International Relations.
The position is available beginning August 10, 2016. Application review will begin October 2, 2015and will continue until the positions are filled.
The Political Science Department at USU is housed within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Department serves approximately 350-400 Political Science, Law and Constitutional Studies, and International Studies undergraduate majors and minors and a current group of approximately 20 graduate students.  Additionally, the department provides service courses or general education to students throughout the broader university community.
Utah State University is a land-grant university founded in 1888. The university is a Carnegie Doctoral Extensive research institution with approximately 23,000 students (19,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students) from all 50 states and 80 foreign countries. The USU campus is located in Logan, Utah. Logan is located in a picturesque mountain valley with a population of over 100,000, about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Ski resorts, lakes, rivers, and mountains in the area make it one of the finest outdoor recreation environments in the nation. Visit for more information about the University, College, and Department.
The successful candidates will conduct research and teach courses in International Relations and Comparative Politics. Research and teaching specializations in one of the following regions is strongly desired: Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Middle East. Applicants with specialization in international security and/or development are especially welcome. Teaching responsibilities will include master’s and upper and lower division undergraduate courses in their areas of specialization as well as teaching Undergraduate Research Methods. Responsibilities will include a primary role in research along with strong undergraduate and graduate teaching, and service. Performance will be consistent with a faculty role in a Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University.
Minimum Qualifications.
Candidates must demonstrate evidence of a strong research profile in International Relations/Comparative Politics. Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Political Science or a comparable field of study as of employment date, and demonstrated accomplishment and/or clear potential for success in research as well as undergraduate and graduate teaching in these specialties. They must also generate a satisfactory outcome on a background check.
Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to those with a strong research trajectory and demonstrated interest in teaching courses of need to the department.
Instructions to Applicants
Application is through the following website:
Along with the online application, please attach:
1) a cover letter; 
2) curriculum vitae; 
3) The names and email addresses of three references (your references will be sent an email from USU  asking them to upload a letter of recommendation on your behalf). 
4) a professional writing sample, e.g. article or manuscript (.pdf, .doc, or .docx format); 
5) a statement of teaching philosophy and, if available, evidence of teaching performance.
6) recent transcripts.