Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Southern Methodist University

[Department Website][APSA elisting(requires membership)] Southern Methodist University Full Professor: John Goodwin Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security The Political Science Department in Dedman College at Southern Methodist University invites applications for the John Goodwin Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security. Preference will be given to senior scholars with outstanding records of research and teaching in international relations with a specialization in one or more of the following subfields: U.S. national security, defense policy, or foreign policy. The successful candidate will be a senior fellow in the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies, and will be expected to participate in Center activities and programs. The Political Science Department at SMU ( is currently a faculty of sixteen administering undergraduate programs in political science, public policy, and international and area studies, with approximately 400 majors. Classes are small; and expectations are high in both teaching and research. The Tower Center for Political Studies (, housed with the Political Science Department, is an interdisciplinary center sponsoring and administering teaching, research, and public service programs in national and international politics. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leading role in developing the Department, the Center and their related programs. Southern Methodist University is a comprehensive university of 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students located on a beautiful urban campus just north of downtown Dallas. Applicants can initiate consideration by submitting a letter of application and a curriculum vitae to: Professor James Hollifield, Search Committee, Department of Political Science, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275-0117 or e-mail SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, and national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. SMU is also committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The expected start date for the position is fall 2006. The review of candidates will begin on November 15, 2005, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its decision when the search is complete.

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