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Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Relations

Salve Regina University
Job Location:
Newport, Rhode Island
Political Science

Company Description:

Salve Regina University, ranked as one of the most transformative colleges in the United States by Money Magazine, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in the scenic coastal community of Newport, Rhode Island. The University's commitment to academic success and personal discovery extends beyond its historic campus into a dynamic world where the application of higher thinking and skill are most valued. Salve Regina offers bachelor's and master's degree programs, graduate certificates, and doctoral programs in humanities, international relations and nursing. Enrollment includes more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world. 

Job Description:


The Department of Political Science and International Relations at Salve Regina University invites applications for a tenure track, assistant professor in international relations with primary regional expertise in Africa or Latin America to begin August 2022. The department administers a B.A. in political science and an online M.A. and Ph.D. in international relations. The successful candidate will contribute to all three degree programs in their area of geographic expertise and in other international relations subjects, such as international organizations and law, public policy, security, human rights, migration, or the environment. We welcome applicants who take a variety of approaches to these topics. The position also offers opportunities for teaching in the university's undergraduate core curriculum and honors program.


Contractual teaching load is 4-3. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising undergraduate students, mentoring student research, dissertation advising, and committee service. The successful candidate is expected to engage in peer-reviewed scholarship and/or grant activity, university outreach, and collaboration with other academic departments in the teaching of cross-listed interdisciplinary undergraduate courses. Campus resources that are available for fostering the professional development of new faculty include a mentoring program, grand development support, and a Center for Teaching and Learning.


Candidates should have a record of teaching excellence and the promise of scholarly productivity. Candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and who are committed to improving access to higher education for students from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in political science or international relations must be completed by the time of appointment. 

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:

  • health and dental coverage
  • life insurance
  • long-term disability
  • 403B plan
  • tuition benefits and more

Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online by providing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial copy of graduate program transcript, teaching philosophy statement, statement of scholarly interests, and contact information for three references who can submit letters of recommendation after the initial screening of applications is completed. We ask that applicants discuss in the cover letter and teaching philosophy statement how their work fosters inclusive learning for diverse student populations. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify.

The review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

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