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Assistant Professor of International Studies and Political Science

Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, Virginia
Salary is commensurate with education and experience
Posted Date
Sep 12, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Virginia Military Institute’s Department of International Studies and Political Science (IS) announces a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of comparative politics, beginning 01 August 2023.  To be considered for this position, candidates must have completed their PhD requirements by Spring 2023.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a capacity to teach the Department’s required undergraduate-level course on quantitative political science research methodology.  In addition, the successful candidate will posses a substantive and/or geographic specialization that augments the existing strengths of the department’s faculty, including (but not limited to) the politics or international relations of Latin America, Africa, or the Middle East.  Preference will also be given to those candidates who provide evidence of their potential to develop and maintain a vibrant research agenda and to apply their research in the undergraduate classroom.  These endeavors are highly valued and well-supported at VMI.  The teaching load is 3/3.  Information on the IS Department and curriculum can be found at 

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Political Science or International Relations at the time of application is preferred, but ABD applicants expecting to complete their dissertation prior to appointment will be considered.  Teaching experience at the undergraduate level, with demonstrated evidence of effectiveness, is required.

Separately, applicants should submit three letters of recommendation via e-mail to the VMI International Studies Department Head, Dennis Foster, at

To receive full consideration, all application materials should be submitted by 20 October 2022.  Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.  Finalist interviews will be conducted on campus and in-person, as permitted by the public health situation.


Virginia Military Institute is a state-supported four-year undergraduate military college of liberal arts, engineering, and the sciences. It is located in the southern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Lexington, population 7,000, is also home to Washington and Lee University and offers a stimulating cultural atmosphere in a pleasant, rural setting. 


In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are also encouraged to apply.


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