Political Science - East Asia Visiting Assistant Professor
Government & Justice Studies - 250750
Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field is required at the
time of appointment.
Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
Comparative politics or international relations with a
specialization in East Asia.
Description of the Department or Unit
The Department of Government and Justice Studies ( GJS ) is home to
over 800 undergraduate majors and over 70 graduate students. It has
35 full-time tenure-track faculty who are at the forefront of their
diverse areas of expertise and are amongst the most honored
teachers at Appalachian State University.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The teaching load is 3 courses per semester for faculty with an
active research agenda. A successful candidate will be expected to
teach introductory courses in comparative politics and/or
international relations as well as upper-division undergraduate and
graduate courses related to their area of expertise.
Physical Demands of Position
Typical physical demands of classroom and educational environments
in a professional position at a university.
Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge
Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global
citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in
creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational
Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings
people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge,
to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and
embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the
University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about
20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more
than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
Suggested Salary Range
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and
Special Instructions to Applicants
For a complete application, please apply and submit all
below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State
University's Job Board:
(1) a letter outlining teaching and research interests and
expertise in East Asia;
(2) a current vita;
(3) a diversity statement which may include your interpretation of
diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific
examples of how your background, experiences, and/or professional
work has supported underrepresented groups and promoted diversity
(4) and a writing sample;
(5) List of 3 References with Contact Information.
Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to
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