The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure track position in International Relations with primary specialization in International Political Economy, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 15, 2006. Secondary specialization is open; however, preference will be given to candidates who can fill departmental needs. Candidates with their Ph.D. in hand are preferred, but candidates who are ABD will also be considered provided that they can demonstrate they are near completion of the dissertation. Preference will be given to candidates with prior college or university teaching experience, and those who have demonstrated scholarly productivity.
The successful candidate should be prepared to teach an introductory course in international politics and upper-division courses in international political economy, development, IR theory, and to develop additional courses in his or her area of expertise. Normal teaching load for tenure-track faculty is five courses per academic year. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to take advantage of the department’s existing relationship with the Chinese Foreign Affairs University, Beijing, and to participate in a newly proposed interdisciplinary major in International Relations.
Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, copies of teaching evaluations and sample syllabi (if available), and no more than two samples of written work. Three letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover.
The Department, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers an undergraduate degree program in Political Science (B.A.), in Public Administration and Public Policy (B.S.), and an accredited graduate degree in Public Administration (M.P.A.) with concentrations in Health Care, Local Government, Criminal Justice, and Nonprofit Management. Oakland University is a state-assisted, Carnegie I research institution offering baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degree programs to over 17,000 students. The 1400-acre campus is located in Rochester, Michigan a suburban community 26 miles north of Detroit. The University hosts a residential theater company, maintains an art gallery and historic mansion, and provides an outdoor venue for summer musical events. It is convenient to many social, cultural, and recreational activities in the metropolitan Detroit area. For more information about the department, College of Arts and Sciences, and Oakland University visit our website at www.oakland.edu.
Review of applications will begin January 9, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled. Send applications and letters of reference to: Dr. Peter F. Trumbore, Chair, IPE Search Committee, Department of Political Science, Oakland University, 418 Varner Hall, Rochester, MI, 48309-4488. Oakland University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.