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More than 27,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and state-of-the-art science labs. We are proud of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement and innovation.
The Department of Political Science in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University is one of three academic programs in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, which also includes Public Administration and Criminology and Criminal Justice. The School of Government is part of the College of Urban and Public Affairs, which includes approximately 60 full-time faculty. The College also includes the departments of Economics and International Studies as well as the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning.
The Departments of Political Science and International & Global Studies are searching for a shared tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The ideal candidate will conduct research and teach in the fields of Comparative Politics and/or International Relations with a focus on development. There is a strong preference for candidates who study development through the lens of international political economy, Africa, the Middle East, human rights policy, or global health policy.
Primary Activity I – Instructional Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. in a related field must be completed by September 1, 2020.
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.
Contributes to a culture of environmental stewardship, practices resource conservation, and actively works toward achieving long-term sustainability goals.
Professional Standards of Conduct
At Portland State University, all employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner which maintains a safe, respectful, and productive environment for faculty, students, administrators, and staff. It is the responsibility of every member of the Portland State University community to conduct themselves in accordance with our PSU Professional Standards of Conduct which are available at www.pdx.edu/hr/professional-standards-conduct.
Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement
The starting annual salary rate for this position will be between $65,007-$67,005. The starting salary may be negotiable above this range, however it will be dependent upon the knowledge, experience, skills and abilities of the chosen candidate, the budget of the hiring committee, and approval from HR.
PSU’s excellent benefits package includes 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
Additional Application Instructions (deadlines, etc.)
letter of application(cover letter),
graduate transcripts (upload under “Other-2”),
writing sample (e.g. article, book chapter, conference paper, etc) and,
teaching evaluations (upload under ’Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness) .
Please list the names, telephone numbers and email addresses for three professional references. As soon as you submit your application, your references will be emailed a link to upload their letters of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin September 16, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
Does this position require the employee to drive a motor vehicle?
Background Check Required
If you have questions
Please contact the Department of Political Science at polisci[at]pdx.edu
Posting Close Date
Projected Close Date for Posting
Open Until Filled
Application screening begins
Will you consider an ABD applicant for this position?
If yes, when must the degree be earned?
If necessary, would you be willing to sponsor the succcessful applicant for permanent US residence, now or in the future?
Minimum Number of References
Maximum Number of References
Special Instruction for Reference Provider
Thank you for providing a reference for an applicant applying to our Department of Political Science and International/Global Studies Tenure Track Assistant Professor position at Portland State University. Please upload your letter of recommendation by 9/17/19.
If you are having difficulty submitting your letter of recommendation, don’t hesitate to email us at polisci[at]pdx.edu