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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.

Position Summary
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.

Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. in a related field must be completed by September 1, 2020.

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.

Environmental Stewardship
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

Application Instructions
Please submit:
• letter of application(cover letter),
• curriculum vitae,
• 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? No
Background Check Required: Yes
If you have questions Please contact the Department of Political Science at polisci@pdx.edu