Middle Tennessee State University Political Science and International Relations, Tenure-Track Faculty in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Posting Information

Position Number 128160

Requisition Number F309

Job Title Political Science and International Relations, Tenure-Track Faculty

Department Political Science

College Liberal Arts

University Expectations

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.

Job Description

Middle Tennessee State University’s Department of Political Science and International Relations seeks applications for a full time, tenure-track faculty position (#128160) in International Relations at the assistant/associate professor rank. Start date for this position is August 1, 2018.

The ideal candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in international relations, graduate level courses in peace and security studies, and coordinate the department’s Model UN program. Faculty are also expected to maintain an active research agenda.

Located on a growing campus of approximately 22,000 students, MTSU is 35 miles outside of Nashville. Our Department of Political Science and International Relations consists of 15 full-time faculty and 325 majors with undergraduate degrees in political science with special concentrations in pre-law and public administration, and an undergraduate degree in international relations and a Master’s program in International Affairs. The Master’s program, with a current enrollment of 25 students, offers concentrations in Peace and Security, and International Development and Globalization.

Required Education

PhD in Political Science by appointment date.

Required Related Experience

Required License/Registration/Certification

Other Desirable

Salary and Benefits

Rank and salary commensurate with education and experience. Additionally, MTSU provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following: • Health, dental, vision and life insurance as well as several other optional benefit plans • Retirement savings programs that include your choice of two plans as well as three deferred compensation savings plans • An Employee Assistance Program • Educational Assistance Programs • Sick leave

Job Open Date 01/19/2018

Job Review Date for Optimal Consideration 02/26/2018

Is this position Grant Funded? No

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to include a statement of teaching philosophy, their Research Statement or Creative Activities as appropriate to the discipline, their curriculum vitae, and cover letter at the time of online application.

In addition to the required documentation, applicants are asked to submit as Other Documents, teaching evaluations if available. Unofficial transcripts, published articles, or text that displays successful professional activity may also be submitted.

If you need assistance in applying please contact Faculty Recruitment Specialist at 615-898-5128.

If you have position specific questions, please contact Ms. Karla Barnes at 615-898-5986.

Additional Information

If selected for an on-campus interview, applicants should request official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees be sent directly to Ms. Karla Barnes in the College of Liberal Arts prior to the interview. In order to complete an employment agreement, official transcripts from each degree-granting institution must be provided. If transcripts are from a non-U.S. institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts both translated into English and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator.

Likewise, you will be required to provide names and contact information for three recommenders (external to MTSU) during your application to the posting. If you are approved for the candidate pool, our online hiring system will automatically generate solicitation for these letters using contact information you provided. The letters should be returned via the link provided in the solicitation of the recommendation and must be current and specific to the job posting. Letters of recommendation may not be provided from a general dossier.

Applications received by posted Review Date will receive full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at www.mtsu.edu/police/annual-security-report.php or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Pre-Employment Information

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Job Category Faculty - Tenure Track

Job Type Full Time

Academic Resources

Reference Letters

Reference Letters

Accept References Yes

Minimum Requests 3

Maximum Requests 5

Last Day a Reference Provider Can Submit Reference 06/30/2018

Special Instructions to Reference Provider

Recommendation letters should be submitted via the uniquely assigned link and per the instructions included in the solicitation letter automatically generated if/when the recommendations are required. Generic letters stored on a third party site will not be accepted.

Letters should be addressed to: Ms. Karla Barnes Office of the Dean College of Liberal Arts

Supplemental Questions