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Assistant Professor, International Studies, Tenure-Track
University of San Francisco
USF Hilltop Campus
Job Title:
Assistant Professor, International Studies, Tenure-Track

Deadline: January 15, 2021

Job Summary:

The International Studies Department at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2021, contingent upon funding approval. 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. Our department is committed to hiring qualified candidates from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding.

Full Job Description:

Job Responsibilities:

The successful candidate must be able to teach Introduction to International Studies, Research Methods at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and Refugees and Forced Migration at the graduate level, as well as undergraduate and graduate elective courses in their area of expertise. The standard teaching load for this position 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

We are seeking applications from candidates with a Ph.D. in International Studies or related field, particularly Anthropology, Geography, or Sociology. Preference will be given to applicants whose work centers on refugees and/or migration, but we are also interested in scholars whose work takes on issues around indigeneity and/or 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. We welcome scholars from all areas of the world who are committed to empowering minority and marginalized communities.

Though all geographical areas of expertise are welcome, we are particularly interested in applicants with a regional expertise in Latin America or the Islamicate/MENA. Lived experience and linguistic fluency related to the regional expertise are strongly preferred. Applicants must have earned their doctorate by August 1, 2021 and have two years of university teaching experience beyond serving as a teaching assistant. Previous university
service experience is strongly preferred as the successful candidate will be expected to take on academic advising and university service within their first year. 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, including how diverse and previously marginalized perspectives are integrated into coursework (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 January 15, 2021.

The University of San Francisco (USF) is a private, urban Jesuit University with a global perspective that educates women and men who will fashion a more humane and just world. The core mission of the University is to promote learning in the Jesuit tradition. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as persons and professionals, and the values and sensitivity necessary to be women and men for others. The University draws from the cultural, intellectual, and economic resources of the San Francisco Bay Area and its location on the Pacific Rim to enrich and strengthen its educational programs.
Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University.

The University of San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The university does not discriminate in employment, educational services, or academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related), disability, or other bases prohibited
by law, and will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities upon request. We particularly encourage minority and women applicants for all positions. For more information, visit

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The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco’s first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit

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