University of Texas at San Antonio
Department Chair: Political Science and Geography
The Department of Political Science and Geography at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites applications for Department Chair at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Teaching and research specialization are open. The department is home to 17 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, NTT faculty and administrative staff, and 530 majors pursuing B.A. and M.A. degrees in Political Science, Global Affairs, Politics and Law, and Geography and Environmental Sustainability. Faculty members engage in individual and collaborative research around the world in such areas as global governance, comparative politics, security regimes, national security and intelligence, cyber security strategy and politics, political communications and institutions, federal justice policies, race and gender issues, social policy, human rights issues, constitutional development and judicial institutions, human migration patterns, geospatial information systems, and political economy.
The chair provides leadership in academic program development, faculty and staff development, and research collaborations and pursuit of grant opportunities. S/he also administers the department’s budget and course offerings, and oversees faculty and student conflict resolution, department outreach and development activities, and communication with internal and external constituents. As a faculty member, s/he also contributes to the department’s teaching and research missions. The appointment begins August 15, 2019.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely-related field. The successful candidate will demonstrate sustained excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service. S/he should have strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Of paramount importance is a track record of academic administration and leadership.
For consideration as Associate Professor, candidates must have a strong record of publication, evidence of effective teaching, and substantial experience in department, university, and professional service. For consideration as full Professor, candidates must have a superior record of publication, evidence of effective teaching, and substantial experience in department, university, and professional service. Tenure is contingent on Board of Regents approval.
Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should demonstrate an ability to successfully pursue and manage external funding opportunities.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is a dynamic institution with a diverse and growing student population of approximately 31,000. San Antonio is the third largest metropolitan area in Texas, with a cosmopolitan, thriving urban culture, and attractive neighborhoods and extensive recreational opportunities. These qualities, coupled with the low cost-of-living and mild winters, make it a highly desirable place to live.
All information and materials associated with an application for this position must be submitted electronically through jobs.utsa.edu. Applicants should submit the following items electronically:
1. Letter of application that states the rank for which the candidate is applying, teaching experiences, research interests, and focus on position qualifications;
2. Current curriculum vita;
3. Separate statements of research, teaching, and administrative leadership experience and vision;
4. Copy of all graduate transcripts;
5. Representative samples of scholarly work (no more than three);
6. Two syllabi of courses taught by the applicant;
7. Teaching evaluations and/or other evidence of course instruction evaluation;
8. Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references who can be contacted to provide letters of reference regarding the applicant's administrative experiences, scholarship, and teaching.
Deadline: October 15, 2018.
Applicants selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. The UTSA campus is accessible to persons with disabilities.