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The University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Security Studies and Conflict Resolution in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. This is a full-time position with a nine-month service period. We seek a broadly trained individual with a range of interests and excellent teaching and research potential.

The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar with strong publication and research records in conflict resolution and security studies broadly defined, with expertise on one or more of the following areas: global and regional security, critical perspectives on national security, civil-military relations, human security, local or regional conflicts and forms of and justifications for military intervention. Expertise in Africa or Middle East is desirable.

The position begins September 16, 2015, and requires a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in political science, international studies or a related field. The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. The campus commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit

To apply, please submit: a) letter delineating your interest in and qualifications for teaching in an interdisciplinary program. Applicant statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacomaâ?Ts commitment to diversity, b) statement describing your research interests, c) statement of your teaching philosophy, d) curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught, e) an article-length writing sample, f) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and g) three letters of reference.

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Screening of applicants will begin October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2014. For further information, contact Turan Kayaoglu (

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.

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