The School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies (SIGS) at the University of South Florida invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning on August 7, 2018.

A Ph.D. in Political Science, Politics or Government with a specialization in Comparative Politics from an accredited institution is required for the position. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in post-colonialism. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate the ability to teach qualitative methods at the graduate level. Applications from ABDs will be considered, but the degree must be conferred by appointment start date. The teaching load is four courses per academic year. Candidates must be able to teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses.

Salary is negotiable. Review of applications will begin on November 6, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies (formerly the Department of Government & International Affairs) is a brand new academic unit in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of South Florida. It consists of four academic programs – Political Science, International Studies, Africana Studies, and Latin American & Caribbean Studies – which act collaboratively to promote global teaching, research, and engagement.

Applications must be submitted through the University of South Florida Employment website: (click on Access Careers@USF and choose Faculty as Job Family).

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Applicants should attach the following supplemental items to their application: a letter of application; vitae; graduate transcripts; research statement; writing sample of no more than 40 pages; teaching statement; sample syllabi; student evaluations of teaching; and any other evidence of teaching success.All documents must be combined and uploaded as one file. Three letters of recommendation should be sent electronically (to or in hard copy to:

Amy Thomas, Academic Services Administrator
School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Ave, SOC 107
Tampa, FL 33620

Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution. For disability accommodations, contact Amy Thomas at, a minimum of five working days in advance.

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