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Assistant Professor, International Relations

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International Relations −Tenure Track

The Department of Political Science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in International Relations at the rank of Assistant Professor. Specialization is open, but we are especially interested in candidates with expertise in international political economy, international organizations and international law. The ability to teach a graduate course in quantitative methods is desirable. The department offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in Political Science, including a new B.A. in International Relations.

The department seeks an active scholar oriented to research and publication as well as high quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department is also interested in candidates whose research and teaching interests respect and integrate a variety of methodological approaches. The normal teaching load, assuming an active research agenda, is two courses per semester. Applicants should have Ph.D. in hand by the date of the appointment. Salary is competitive.

The Department of Political Science

The mission of the Department of Political Science is to promote greater understanding of politics, government, and public policy by creating new knowledge, bringing new perspectives to existing knowledge, and disseminating scholarship to students and to the regional, national, and global communities. Our department has a special responsibility to anchor our community with objective knowledge, civility, empathy, and democratic engagement.

The department maintains a high, steady level of quality publication of peer reviewed books, articles and chapters. The UMSL Political Science faculty rank about in the top ten percent of faculty in peer departments in all Public and Carnegie R-2 universities. The department also emphasizes high quality teaching at all levels, and faculty have received numerous teaching awards. UMSL Political Scientists are very active, very visible representatives of the campus who provide the community with faculty expertise and knowledge. The department's long-standing commitment to inclusion is reflected in the diversity of its faculty, students, and curriculum.

The University of Missouri-St. Louis

Established in 1963 in suburban St. Louis, UMSL is the largest public university in eastern Missouri with a current enrollment of over 16,000 in day and evening sessions. This metropolitan research and teaching institution is consistently recognized for its strong programs across disciplines, and it is considered a primary driver of the St. Louis economy, providing industries with educated and capable employees and leaders. UMSL is committed to meeting the diverse needs in the state's largest metropolitan community and, accordingly, is educating traditional and nontraditional students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs so they are prepared to be leaders in health professions; liberal and fine arts; science and technology; and in metropolitan and international affairs such as business, education and public policy. UMSL is a leader in partnerships with key institutions in the St. Louis Region. Alliances and programs have resulted from collaborations with the Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis Science Center, Danforth Plant Science Center, and many others.

UMSL is one of four institutions in the University of Missouri land-grant system and is classified as RU-H (high research activity) and as a Community Engaged Campus by Carnegie rankings. Both the campus and the College of Arts and Science are committed to an inclusive campus community that values and respects all its members and achieves educational excellence through diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from diverse and minority backgrounds, including individuals with disabilities and veterans. For further information about UMSL, please see:

The Search Process

Applicants must apply online at and submit a cover letter outlining qualifications and interests, and a CV, Applicants also should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to David Robertson, Chair, Department of Political Science, One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63121. Review of applications will begin on October 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is August, 2020. Inquiries and nominations for the position can be sent to David Robertson ( The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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University of Missouri St. Louis 
Location: Saint LouisMO 63121
Document ID: AD313-53H6  
Ad Number: 26463680
Job Type:  Regular

Job Schedule: Full-time

Published in:  DiverseJobs
Published on: 2019-09-0509/05/2019
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