The International Studies Department at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2019. The International Studies Department is a dynamic, interdisciplinary department that houses two programs: the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (BAIS) and the Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS). Our mission is to provide students with the theoretical and analytical tools needed to engage in a critical examination of issues facing our world within an interactive learning environment centered on holistic education for the whole person to educate global citizens.
We are seeking applications from candidates with a Ph.D. in International Studies or related field. Preference will be given to applicants whose work centers on one or more of the following areas: diplomacy, human rights, indigeneity and race/intersectionality in a global perspective. We especially welcome applications from scholars with an activist perspective, who use mixed research methods and we are interested in candidates who can articulate a global-local connection with their scholarly work and are able to bring community-engaged learning into their teaching. Though all geographical areas of expertise are welcome, we are particularly interested in applicants with a regional expertise in the Middle East or Latin America.
The successful candidate must be able to teach Introduction to International Studies, Research Methods at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and Critical Social Theory at the graduate level, as well as undergraduate and graduate elective courses in their area of expertise. The standard teaching load for this position at USF is two 4-unit courses per semester with an additional third course every fourth semester (2-2-2-3 over two years). In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in service to the department, college, and university, as well as maintain an active research program that engages both undergraduate and graduate students when possible.