Public Policy: Electronic Governance and Cybersecurity

Department of Political Science 

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences 

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 


The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of  Assistant Professor of Public Policy (U.S. or comparative) with primary strengths in Electronic  Governance and Cybersecurity. Additional specialization in big data analytics is also of interest.  The standard teaching load is four courses per academic year. This position will begin August 10, 2016. 

Required qualifications: Earned doctorate in political science or a closely related field at the time of application or degree in hand by August 10, 2016. Candidates must have a clear specialization in a public policy analysis or evaluation in electronic governance and cybersecurity, including facility in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods. Successful candidates will have demonstrated effectiveness in both undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as program development to meet the department’s needs in its B.A. and M.A. programs. 

Desired qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who have theoretical grounding and skills to use a variety of theoretical, analytical, and methodological approaches to electronic governance, information technology policy, cybersecurity, cyberinfrastructure protection, and/or politics and policy for networked environments. Candidates must be able to work with undergraduate and graduate students (at the masters and doctoral levels) in political science and international studies along with non-majors in core curricular and elective courses. 

Interested persons must apply at posting, TR0150070, where they will submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, recent writing sample, teaching evaluations, along with the recent letters of support from three to five academic references. Screening of applications will begin September 25, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. 

All inquiries can be sent to: Yannis Stivachtis <>, Public Policy: Electronic Governance and Cybersecurity Search Committee, Department of Political Science, Major Williams Hall, Room 531 (0130), 220 Stanger St., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. 

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

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