The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will have a focus on Integrated Security and will begin August 10, 2020. Teaching requirements for this position will be four courses a year (2:2).
This position will support the University's Destination Area Strategic Initiative on Integrated Security. Virginia Tech is seeking faculty specifically interested in engaging with research and curricular initiatives that support innovation and problem solving in areas such as cybersecurity, data analytics, privacy and ethics, network governance, and multiple forms of global (financial, election, human, infrastructure, network, transportation, and social media) security. The Department of Political Science is the anchoring host department for the Integrated Security Destination Area's Pathways minor.
The Department of Political Science seeks broadly trained applicants, technically proficient in transdisciplinary security studies. For further information on the Integrated Security Destination Area, see https://www.provost.vt.edu/destination_areas/areas_of_focus/da_is.html; for further information on the Integrated Security Minor, see https://www.pathways.prov.vt.edu/minors/is.html.
Applicants should be prepared to offer a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. There will be occasional travel to attend national conferences and meetings. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal background check.
The Carnegie Foundation classifies Virginia Tech as a university with “very high research activity,” and the Department of Political Science also has a strong record of excellence in teaching. Members of the Department work closely with faculty in transdisciplinary programs, including the Integrated Security Destination Area, the Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT), the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), Women’s and Gender Studies, Africana Studies, and the Department of Science, Technology, and Society.