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Regular, Limited-Term Assistant Professor

Search #30026

Center for International Studies


The Center for International Studies invites nominations and applications for the position of Regular, Limited-Term Assistant Professor (i.e., Visiting Assistant Professor).

Georgia Southern University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a member of the University System of Georgia. As the largest and most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia, the University is a residential campus of more than 20,500 students representing 48 states and 89 nations.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Georgia Southern offers a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and selected master’s and doctoral programs through eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Information Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Public Health, Science and Mathematics, and Graduate Studies. With an emphasis on academic distinction, excellent teaching, research, and student success, Georgia Southern offers both undergraduate and graduate students an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern lays claim to being the most beautiful campus in the state. Comprising more than 900 acres, the University grounds are an arboretum-like treasure featuring gently rolling lawns, scenic ponds, and soaring pines. Located in Statesboro, a safe Main Street community of approximately 30,000 residents not far from Savannah and Hilton Head Island, Georgia Southern provides the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a smaller college.

Within this setting, the Center for International Studies is committed to providing students with significant educational opportunities offering an international perspective—opportunities that recognize the economic, social, and ecological concerns, and the urgent need for more effective methods of international and intercultural cooperation. The Regular, Limited-Term Assistant Professor is expected to contribute content and teaching expertise to the Center’s academic degree programs.

Position Description. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of the Center for International Studies, the Regular, Limited-Term Assistant Professor will be responsible for a 4/4 teaching load. Teaching assignments may include Introduction to International Studies and upper-division courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. All limited-term positions are non-tenure track, academic (9/10 month) year appointments. Appointments are for one year only, although there is the possibility of reappointment should funding permit and based upon satisfactory performance. (All reappointments are made on a one year basis.) The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

                  Earned doctorate in International Studies or closely related field (with at least 18 graduate semester hours in International Studies) by August 1, 2015.

                  Evidence of full-time college/university teaching excellence.

                  Ability to teach a range of International Studies courses.

                  Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.


Preferred Qualifications:

                  Regional expertise in Europe, Africa, Middle East, or Southeast Asia.

                  Topical expertise in Cultural Studies, Development, Aid, and Sustainability.

                  Experience teaching online.


Screening of applications begins June 13, 2015, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2015. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:


               Jacek Lubecki, Search Chair, Search #30026

                                             Center for International Studies

                                             Georgia Southern University

                                             Electronic mail:

               Telephone: 912.478.0332


More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.

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