Assistant Professor - Tenure Stream

James Madison College
East Lansing, Michigan
Up to $90,000 per year + Benefits
Posted Date
Jun 28, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

We seek a teacher-scholar with teaching expertise in introductory and advanced quantitative methods, with preferred expertise in technological approaches to knowing and representing international affairs such as data visualization, machine learning, spatial analysis or other emerging methods. Additionally, applicants must be able to teach about the relationship between technology and international politics, broadly defined, as well as contribute to the broader interdisciplinary curriculum of the major and the college.  Applicants should demonstrate commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching in an interdisciplinary setting; to achieving a substantial record of scholarship; and to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment in a residential college setting. For more information on this major and the college please see the website:

Research areas of particular interest in the interactions between technology and international politics include, but are not limited to: artificial intelligence, climate politics, cybersecurity, energy politics, social media, state use and/or abuse of technologies in governance, and surveillance. The College is also particularly interested in expanding its coverage of Africa or Latin America.

A Ph.D. in a related field, including but not limited to Area Studies, Communications, Comparative Politics, Economics, Global Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Sociology, or related Social Science, is required by time of appointment.  The College is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Applicants should supply a statement addressing how their teaching and research interests would contribute to James Madison College’s curriculum and mission. Supporting materials should include a CV, transcript, diversity statement, evidence of teaching approach and effectiveness, sample syllabi, and a sample of scholarship (e.g., article, dissertation chapter, conference paper). The names and contact information of three confidential references that speak to teaching expertise and scholarly promise must be provided as part of the application process. MSU will contact these references with instructions for the references on how to upload their confidential letter into MSU’s application system. 

Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website: Please see posting number 789783 for complete instructions on how to apply. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact with any questions. 

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. 

Michigan State University occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabeg–Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples. The University resides on Land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw.




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