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Deadline for application: 5 October 2018. Information:

The International Studies Department at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2019. The International Studies Department is a dynamic, interdisciplinary department that houses two programs: the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (BAIS) and the Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS). Our mission is to provide students with the theoretical and analytical tools needed to engage in a critical examination of issues facing our world within an interactive learning environment centered on holistic education for the whole person to educate global citizens.

We are seeking applications from candidates with a Ph.D. in International Studies or related field. Preference will be given to applicants whose work centers on one or more of the following areas: diplomacy, human rights, indigeneity and race/intersectionality in a global perspective. We especially welcome applications from scholars with an activist perspective, who use mixed research methods and we are interested in candidates who can articulate a global-local connection with their scholarly work and are able to bring community-engaged learning into their teaching. Though all geographical areas of expertise are welcome, we are particularly interested in applicants with a regional expertise in the Middle East or Latin America.

The successful candidate must be able to teach Introduction to International Studies, Research Methods at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and Critical Social Theory at the graduate level, as well as undergraduate and graduate elective courses in their area of expertise. The standard teaching load for this position at USF is two 4-unit courses per semester with an additional third course every fourth semester (2-2-2-3 over two years). In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in service to the department, college, and university, as well as maintain an active research program that engages both undergraduate and graduate students when possible.

Applicants must have earned their doctorate by August 31, 2018 and have prior university teaching experience beyond serving as a teaching assistant. Applicants should articulate a commitment to interdisciplinary exploration and applied research with a demonstrated ability to work across disciplines and a collaborative orientation. Candidates must have a strong record of teaching at the university level, evidence of research scholarship and an active research agenda, administrative experience, dedication to service, and an understanding of, and commitment to, supporting the mission of USF.

To Apply: All applicants should submit the following:
(1) Letter of application
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) Graduate transcripts
(4) Evidence of teaching ability, including two sample syllabi, student evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy (maximum two pages, double spaced)
(5) Description of research agenda (three pages, double spaced)
(6) Sample of recently published or forthcoming research (maximum of 25 pages)
(7) Three current letters of recommendation

All of these elements should be submitted electronically in PDF format to Any questions can be sent to For full consideration, application materials should be submitted by October 5, 2018.

Any remaining elements that cannot be submitted electronically should be mailed to:

Professor John Zarobell
Chair, Search Committee
International Studies Department
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
KA 213
San Francisco, CA 94117

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