Friday, January 13, 2006

East Carolina University

[Department Website][APSA elisting(requires membership)] SECURITY STUDIES EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY The Department of Political Science at East Carolina University invites applications for a position at the associate or professor level in the field of security studies beginning August 21, 2006. PhD or other appropriate terminal degree required. The specific areas of teaching and research within the broader field of security studies are open. The successful candidate will become the director of an interdisciplinary program in security studies housed in the Department of Political Science. The position requires an individual with experience teaching in and administering graduate programs and who has the ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment. Appointment at the associate professor level requires demonstrated research productivity, a record of successful external funding, and evidence of teaching effectiveness in fields relevant to security studies. Appointment at the professor level requires a record of significant publications, major successful external funding, and evidence of teaching excellence. Salary will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications the candidate presents. The security studies program at East Carolina University currently has responsibility for an undergraduate minor, a graduate certificate, and a planned Master of Security Studies. A PhD program in public policy with a concentration in security studies is also in the Department of Political Science’s five-year plan. The program has successful interdisciplinary working relationships with the University’s Department of Criminal Justice, Environmental Health and Safety, the Planning Program in the Department of Geography, the Center for Natural Hazards Research, and the Center for Security Studies and Research. More information on the security studies program can be found at The Department of Political Science offers both the BS and BA degrees at the undergraduate level and a NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration degree at the graduate level. The department is also a major contributor to interdisciplinary graduate programs in International Studies and Economic Development. The twenty-person department emphasizes excellent teaching, quality research, and a tradition of service to the community, the university, and the discipline. More information about the department can be found at its home page: ECU is located in Greenville, NC, a city of some 68,000 located 85 miles east of Raleigh. ECU is the third largest and fastest-growing of the 16 UNC campuses, with a student population in excess of 23,000. ECU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University that accommodates individuals with disabilities. Individuals requesting a disability accommodation should call the ECU Office of Disability Support Services at 252.737.1016 (Voice/TTY). Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. Send letter of interest, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts (official transcripts are required upon employment), and three current letters of reference to: Dr. Carmine P. Scavo, Chair, Security Studies Search Committee, Department of Political Science, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353. Screening begins February 15, 2006; position will remain open until filled.