Assistant Professor in International Relations

  • Whitworth University
  • Whitworth University, West Hawthorne Road, Spokane, WA, USA
  • Sep 11, 2019
Full time Political Science & International Relations Social & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description


The Political Science department, a four-member department with a strong teaching and publication tradition, is announcing a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. The political science faculty at Whitworth has a common interest in justice and reconciliation—both international and domestic. We are looking for a candidate who will add to our strength in that area.



Teach an annual seven-course load with a primary focus on International Relations. Ability to teach in our interdisciplinary Environmental Studies program is required. The ability to teach in the Peace Studies program is strongly preferred; ability to teach in a regional area that complements current department offerings is also welcomed. The full-time teaching load consists of three courses in the fall, three courses in the spring and a course in January-term. The position is open at the assistant level; however, in an exceptional circumstance a candidate could be hired at the associate level. Whitworth has well-established off-campus study programs and the department welcomes applications from candidates eager to participate in these.


Additional responsibilities include participation in departmental activities and governance; professional and research activities, attending state, regional and national professional association meetings; attending faculty assemblies, development days, and retreat, serving on committees and advising.

Preferred and Required Qualifications


  • Experience effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, sexual orientation, gender identity, class or religious perspectives
  • A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning
  • Demonstrated effectiveness at college-level teaching
  • Strong potential for an on-going stream of research in the candidate’s area of specialization
  • A commitment to equal opportunity for all persons
  • A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or ABD in political science

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Application Details

TO APPLY:  Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, your teaching philosophy, candidates most recent student feedback surveys, a one-page document outlining your personal commitment to the Christian faith, and names, addresses, email address and phone numbers of at least three (3) professional references; two of which must be academic references, one may be a pastor or someone who is able to speak to your ability to connect your scholarship to the life of the church, to introduce students to the Christian faith and mentor students of all backgrounds. To start a career at Whitworth please visit


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: A background and/or credit check will be required of the successful applicant, as well as an official transcript.


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Application Deadline

Open Until Filled