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Political Science - East Asia Visiting Assistant Professor

Appalachian State University
Job Location:
Boone, North Carolina
Political Science
Tenure Status
Non-Tenure Track

Provide Rank: Assistant Professor

Position Number: 046311

Department: Government & Justice Studies - 250750

Minimum Qualifications
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.

License/Certification Required

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.

Type of Position: Full Time Position

Appointment Type: 1.0

Number Of Months Per Year: 9

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.

Posting Date: 03/07/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes

Evaluation of Applications Begins

Proposed Date of Hire: 08/01/2022

Suggested Salary Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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 and inclusiveness;
(4) and a writing sample;
(5) List of 3 References with Contact Information.

Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

Disability Accommodation Information
Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.
We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.
We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Background Check Statement
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

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Phillip Ardoin

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