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International/Comparative Political Economy
Tenure Track
Assistant or Associate Professor
Department of National Security Affairs
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

The Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School seeks applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate professor interested in research and teaching in the fields of either international or comparative political economy.  Specialists with regional expertise in Europe or the Middle East and/or with a relevance to national security affairs, defense policy, or maritime policy are especially encouraged to apply. Relevant expertise might include international economic negotiations, global/regional economic regimes, comparative economic policies, trade sanctions, and the political economy of violence. Candidates should demonstrate a strong potential for teaching excellence and scholarly research. The successful candidate must also be prepared to teach an introductory Masters-level course on the politics of global economic relations or comparative economic systems, as well as courses in his/her specific research specialty.

The Naval Postgraduate School is a fully accredited graduate school the students of which are drawn from the armed forces and civilian agencies of the United States and other countries. The Department of National Security Affairs is multi-disciplinary, with curricula based on Political Science, History, and Economics. Tenure-track professors typically teach a 2-2 load on a quarter system and are expected to maintain an active portfolio of academic research, publishing, and institutional service.

Minimum qualifications:

•           An earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution
•           Evidence of teaching aptitude
•           Evidence of potential to advise student theses and dissertations
•           Evidence of strong potential for scholarship leading to scholarly publications

Employment requirements:

•           U.S. citizenship is required
•           Background check and eligibility for a Secret-level clearance

Applications should include a CV, cover letter (including teaching and research interests), official graduate transcripts, and syllabi of relevant courses taught, preferably at the graduate level. Candidates should also submit up to three writing samples and three letters of recommendation. These confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted separately. ABDs are welcome to apply with the understanding that the award of a Ph.D. degree is a condition of employment. Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2018. Expected start date is in the fall of 2019.
Address applications and supporting materials electronically to the National Security Affairs Department at

Questions and any other inquiries may be directed to:

Prof. Anne Clunan
Chair, Political Economy Search Committee
Department of National Security Affairs
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA 93943

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Relocation package, including recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized.

The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at

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