Political Science/Global Studies

The Department of Political Science and the Global Studies Program in the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences at California State University San Marcos invite applications for a joint hire as a tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning in Fall 2014. We are interested in candidates who possess a regional specialization in East Asia, South Asia, or Sub-Saharan Africa.

Minimum requirements for the position include:  Ph.D. in Political Science or related field by August 2014; primary teaching and scholarly emphasis in East Asia, South Asia, or Sub-Saharan Africa; evidence of teaching effectiveness; evidence of an active scholarly agenda.  The successful candidate should be prepared to teach the interdisciplinary Global Studies core upper-division course (GBST 300), as well as the Global Studies capstone course (GBST 400).

Preferred requirements for the position include: A secondary specialization in international law and/or human rights is desired.  Interdisciplinary training and the ability to teach social science research methods are also desired.  Preference will also be given to candidates with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research, and/or service..

Duties:  This position is a 50/50 joint hire between the Department of Political Science and the Global Studies Program beginning August 2014.  The tenure home of the successful candidate will be in the Department of Political Science.  The successful candidate will be expected to offer courses in his/her area(s) of specialization that will count in both the Political Science and in the Global Studies curriculum.  The successful candidate will also be expected to offer GBST 300 (Perspectives on Globalization) and GBST 400 (the Global Studies senior capstone course) on a regular basis.  If the candidate is trained in social science research methods, teaching Political Science 301 (research methods) on a regular basis will also be expected.  The typical teaching load is three courses per semester. The faculty member will advise and mentor Political Science and Global Studies undergraduate students, develop an active research agenda, and provide service to the Political Science Department and Global Studies Program, to the college, to the university and to the wider community.  


Applications must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts of all graduate work
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, including a statement of experience with, and commitment to teaching a diverse student body
  • One sample of published or presented work
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Faculty Application
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A review of application will begin on December 1st and continue until the position is filled. 

The university is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities  for more information.

California State University San Marcos, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, is strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran status.