Assistant Professor, Security Studies

North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 28, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

East Carolina University

Assistant Professor, Security Studies
Vacancy #:  939424
Recruitment Range:  Commensurate with qualifications
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled 

Organizational Unit Overview
The Department of Political Science is one of sixteen departments in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. The Department is composed of 15 full-time faculty. It offers BS and BA degrees in political science and minors in public administration, comparative politics/international relations, leadership studies, and security studies at the undergraduate level. It is also home to the multidisciplinary studies majors in security studies and international studies. At the graduate level, it offers a NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration degree, a Master of Science in Security Studies and certificates in public management and security studies. The department emphasizes excellent teaching, quality research, and a tradition of service to the community, the university, and the discipline. More information about the department can be found at its home page:

Job Duties
The Department of Political Science invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 13, 2021. The successful candidate will become one of the faculty members in the Department of Political Science with primary teaching responsibilities in the Security Studies program. He/she will be expected to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in the classroom and online. The assigned teaching load will be a 3:2. Service to the university, community and profession is expected.

Minimum Education/Experience
A PhD in Political Science and Government, Homeland Security, International Relations and National Security Studies, International/Global Studies, or Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. The position is open in terms of regional or issue-area specialization within the broader security-related context. ABD candidates must provide documented evidence of dissertation defense and completion of study prior to hire. It is expected that ABD applicants will have the degree conferred by August 13, 2021. Candidates with Ph.D. conferred at the time of initial appointment will hold the rank of Assistant Professor upon initial appointment. ABD candidates will also be initially appointed with the probationary term rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to their first reappointment. Qualifying degrees must be conferred from appropriately accredited institutions.

Contingent upon funding.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Given the department’s current needs, preference will be given to candidates who have experience (educational, teaching, and/or research) in international security and national security policy. Teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as distance education is strongly preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicant
To apply, complete a candidate profile and submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, statements of research interests and teaching experience/philosophy, unofficial transcripts and a writing sample online at Candidates will add the names of 3 recommenders in the PeopleAdmin interface. Candidates should be aware that recommenders will be contacted through PeopleAdmin and asked to upload their letters through that interface. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. Official transcripts are required upon employment. Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions should be directed to: Dr. Marie Olson Lounsbery, Chair, Security Studies Search Committee, Department of Political Science, (

Additional Instructions to Applicant
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 939424 to ECU Human Resources at

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

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