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The Department of Social Sciences at Gardner-Webb University invites applications for full-time, tenure-track faculty with appointment as Assistant/Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs with specialization in international relations or comparative politics beginning August 2022. We value quality teaching, professional inquiry, and service to the profession, and we seek enthusiastic scholars who will likewise enjoy working closely with undergraduate and graduate students in a Christian environment. Faculty members will be required to teach on-campus.
Gardner-Webb University is a coeducational, residential, private institution located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 4,000 students. The University is located in the foothills of North Carolina with easy access to Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville-Spartanburg. Gardner-Webb University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Teaching duties will include general education Global Understanding courses, Model UN, and upper-level courses such as International Relations, Comparative Politics, American Foreign Policy, and Research Design. We welcome broadly trained candidates whose teaching interests cover any of the following: security studies, diplomacy, American foreign policy, globalization, international law, foreign policy analysis, or theories of international politics. Comparative background in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and/or the Middle East is welcomed.
The successful candidate will be expected to have a terminal degree in a relevant discipline, a demonstrated history of excellent teaching, collaboration, professional development, leadership, and recruitment, a commitment to the Mission of Gardner-Webb University, and dedication to student learning, particularly undergraduate education. The teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester, and we strongly value candidates with demonstrated strengths, experience, and/or interest in developing student’s disciplinary engagement and personal growth outside the classroom.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should complete the application using the link below and include a letter of interest, resume/CV, unofficial transcripts, and the contact information for at least 3 references with their application submission. Please note that incomplete submissions will not be considered. Questions about program specifics or application requirements should be directed to Dr. Shawn E. Holt, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences ([email protected]). Salary and benefits are competitive with institutions of similar size and purpose.