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Full-Time, Teaching or Practice-Track Faculty Positions in Political Science and International Relations

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Faculty Los Angeles, California

The Department of Political Science and International Relations in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California invites applications for two full-time, teaching faculty positions:

An instructor with expertise in Intelligence and Cyber Operations (INCO). While a Professor of the Practice is preferred, the position is open to the ranks of Assistant Professor (Teaching), Assistant Professor of the Practice, Associate Professor (Teaching), Associate Professor of the Practice, Professor (Teaching) and Professor of the Practice. An Assistant Professor (Teaching), Associate Professor (Teaching), or Professor (Teaching) with expertise in one or more of the following areas: peace and conflict, including topics such as terrorism, genocide, and humanitarian interventions;  European security, foreign policy, and diplomacy; international finance; and Environmental politics, policy, or law.

Successful candidates would teach 5 undergraduate-level courses per year.

Qualifications: Successful candidates for the first position must have completed an advanced degree (PhD or JD preferred) in a relevant field and should have demonstrated subject matter expertise, with professional experience in the field preferred, and excellence in teaching.  Successful candidates for the second position must have completed a doctorate (PhD strongly preferred) and demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Application Materials:

– Cover Letter (including thorough description of relevant expertise and experience)

– Curriculum Vitae

– Teaching Evaluations, if available.

– The names of three individuals who may be contacted by USC for a letter of reference (referees should speak to teaching abilities)

In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page.  

Review of applications has begun.  We will continue to consider new applications until August 1, 2024.

For additional information please contact:

Morris Levy, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Political Science and International Relations

Dr. Medicine Crow (DMC) 352

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA 90089-0044

The annual base salary range for this position is $76,000 - $106,200. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. Further information is available by contacting

REQ20147892 Posted Date: 06/04/2024

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