University of Texas at San Antonio
The Department of Political Science and Geography at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for a tenured faculty position at the Full Professor or Associate Professor level in Cyberpolitics and National or International Security Policy to begin Fall 2020.
Must have a Ph.D. in Political Science or a directly related discipline.
Tenured Associate Professor: the successful applicant must have an established research agenda, evidence of initiatives to acquire external research funding, a strong record of publications, excellent teaching skills with demonstrated effectiveness, and a track record of service.
Tenured Full Professor: Successful applicants must be recognized authorities in their respective fields of specialization, have excellent teaching skills with demonstrated effectiveness, a track record of grant applications and awards, and a track record of service.MS Office Experience Required Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook Will this position require driving a UT or personally owned vehicle? No Other Computer and Software Skills Required
None specified.Experience and Other Skills Required
Must have a Ph.D. in Political Science or a directly related discipline.
Must have a track record of scholarship, publications, and research funding relating to cybersecurity and international politics.
Expected to contribute directly to the Department’s nascent doctoral
program in cyber politics and will be expected to collaborate on research and grant applications with faculty in Computer Science, Information Systems and Cyber Security, Engineering, and UTSA’s highly
regarded Cyber Security Program
Especially interested in candidates who link cybersecurity to broader social, political, economic, and policy questions in the contexts of national and/or international security.
Must demonstrate potential for research publication and a strong potential to attract external funding commensurate with the rank for which the applicant is applying.
Research must demonstrate strong theoretical grounding in national or international security.
Must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a culturally diverse urban population.
Must provide representative evidence of high-quality teaching – ideally in courses that address cyber security in the context of deterrence and coercion, national or international security, global affairs and governance.
Must be willing to teach a range of courses in international relations or global affairs within their specializations.
Tenured Associate Professor: Must have an established research agenda, evidence of initiatives to acquire external research funding, a strong record of publications, excellent teaching skills with demonstrated effectiveness, and a track record of service.
Tenured Full Professor: Must be recognized authorities in their respective fields of specialization, have excellent teaching skills with demonstrated effectiveness, a track record of grant applications and awards, and a track record of service.Do you want to allow additional education to substitute for required experience? No Other Skills Preferred
Preference will be given to applicants who can offer courses in traditional and emerging sub-fields of political science, international relations/global affairs, and/or international/national security policy.Description of Job Duties
The position is part of a cross-disciplinary, campus-wide initiative in the area of cybersecurity. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute directly to the Department’s nascent doctoral program in cyber politics and will be expected to collaborate on research and grant applications with faculty in Computer Science, Information Systems and Cyber Security, Engineering, and UTSA’s highly regarded Cyber Security Program. Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester in the Department’s traditional undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Political Science and Global Affairs. We are especially interested in applicants who can teach graduate and undergraduate courses on Cyber and International Politics; Cyber Strategy; Cyber Deterrence and Coercion; Cyber and Intelligence; Cyberwarfare and Military Operations; Technological and Social Revolutions in International Relations; Global Governance and Cyber; Cyber and International Ethics; Law, Politics, and Cyber-Security; New Global Threats; and Global or National Security Policy. Scholars conducting cross-disciplinary research in applied cyber security are encouraged to apply, but an applicant’s primary field must be Political Science or closely related discipline.Posting Open Date 10/08/2019 Posting Close Date at midnight on Open Until Filled Yes Special Notes To Applicants
Successful candidate must demonstrate their ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse urban populations and support the University’s commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for student success.
UTSA is a diverse, Hispanic Serving Institution and over half of the student population are first generation college students. Successful candidates must have the ability to work with a diverse urban population and be sensitive to the education needs of such students. Demonstrated intellectual contributions linked to diversity, inclusion and/or inclusive excellence may include: experience in multicultural, diversity and power and privilege practice, demonstrated experience successfully teaching, mentoring, and advising diverse, undeserved students, including students of color and non-traditional students.
Note 1: Applicants must submit electronically in PDF format the following materials to: https://jobs.utsa.edu (click on Faculty for details):
1. Letter of application stating the rank for which application is made, research interests, teaching experiences, and qualifications for the position;
2. Current curriculum vita;
3. A research and teaching statement, including discussion of the role that diversity and inclusion play in an academic environment (no more than 200 words);
4. A copy of all graduate transcripts;
5. Samples of written or published scholarly work (no more than three);
6. Two representative samples of syllabi for courses taught or proposed by the applicant;
7. Teaching evaluations (if available or other evidence of course instruction evaluation);
8. Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references who are familiar with the applicant’s scholarship and/or teaching and can be contacted to provide letters of recommendation.
Note 2: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. If you have specific questions you should contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Bradley Thayer, at [email protected]
Note 3: UTSA is a tobacco-free campus.
Note 4: This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
Note 5: UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Note 6: Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.
Note 7: Tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents approval.