Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Theory

 Call for Applications
The Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University in Miami, Florida
invites applications to fill a two-year visiting, non-tenured position with benefits in political theory. The
teaching assignment is eight courses per academic year, and the successful candidate will be expected to
regularly teach Introduction to Political Theory and Political Ideologies in addition to Ancient and Medieval,
Modern, Contemporary, Feminist and/or other sub-specialty courses. The anticipated starting date is August
20, 2015. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in political science or closely related discipline, or be ABD and
near completion. The selected candidate who holds a Ph.D. by the anticipated starting date will be appointed
as Visiting Assistant Professor; an ABD candidate will be appointed as Visiting Lecturer.
The Department is home to more than 2,100 undergraduate majors, over 100 graduate students, and 36 faculty
(see Situated in the School of International and Public Affairs (see, faculty enjoy
opportunities to work with colleagues in seven other departments (Criminal Justice, Economics, Global &
Sociocultural Studies, History, Modern Languages, Public Administration and Religious Studies) as well as
SIPA’s centers and institutes (i.e. the African and African Diaspora Studies program, the Center for the
Administration of Justice, the Cuban Research Institute, the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and
Citizenship Studies, the Global Energy Security Forum, the Jewish Studies Program, the Latin American and
Caribbean Center, and Middle East Studies).
Florida International University is a comprehensive university offering 340 majors in 188 degree programs in
23 colleges and schools, with innovative bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs across all disciplines
including medicine, public health, law, journalism, hospitality, and architecture. FIU is Carnegie-designated
as both a research university with high research activity and a community-engaged university. Located in the
heart of the dynamic south Florida urban region, our multiple campuses serve over 50,000 students, placing
FIU among the ten largest universities in the nation. Our annual research expenditures in excess of $100
million and our deep commitment to engagement have made FIU the go-to solutions center for issues ranging
from local to global. FIU leads the nation in granting bachelor’s degrees, including in the STEM fields, to
minority students and is first in awarding STEM master’s degrees to Hispanics. Our students, faculty, and
staff reflect Miami’s diverse population, earning FIU the designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution. At FIU,
we are proud to be ‘Worlds Ahead’! For more information about FIU, visit
Qualified candidates should email to [email protected] a single pdf file with the following documents: a cover
letter that explains the candidate’s teaching philosophy and teaching interests; a curriculum vitae; two sample
syllabi; teaching evaluations (if any); and the names of two persons sending letters of recommendation.
Please direct the two references to email their recommendation letters to: Dr. Rebecca M. Salokar, Chair,
Department of Politics and International Relations, Florida International University at [email protected]. Review
will commence on April 24, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity,
Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.
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