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Applicants must have a PhD in Political Science or International Relations (degree must be awarded by the time of appointment) in the sub-fields of Comparative Politics or International Relations, with a specialization in the politics of Europe (including Russia/CIS countries) or the Middle East. Evidence of teaching excellence is essential. Applicants are expected to demonstrate the ability to conduct high- quality research and produce peer-reviewed academic publications. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.


The successful candidate will start in August 2018, and teach introductory and advanced courses in

Comparative Politics and International Relations, such as International Organization, Eurasian Politics,

Politics of the European Union, and Middle Eastern Politics. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

Salary Range:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 17, 2018


Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedure:

For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi and evaluations), a sample of scholarly writing, at least three original letters of reference with contact information, and unofficial transcripts by September 15, 2017 to Please direct questions to: Dr. Melinda Jackson, Chair Department of Political Science One Washington Square San José State University

San José, California


Please include

Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close.

A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately

30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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