Department Name: 8W200:Patterson School Of Diplomacy
The Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure track appointment starting in August 2019 at the Assistant Professor level. The ideal candidate will combine a focus on international commerce with an area of functional or regional expertise, preferably in Asia. Applicants from the disciplines of political science, history, and law are particularly welcome. Professional experience working with an IO, NGO or government, would be a plus, as would be extended study, research or teaching overseas. Candidates must already possess an earned doctorate/terminal degree.
The Patterson School is a selective 18-month professional masters degree program in international affairs. Each year's incoming student cohort is generally limited to thirty-five, all full-time and residential. Our faculty is an interdisciplinary mix of traditional academics and former foreign affairs professionals. Coursework and seminars are supplemented with a rich offering of experiential co-curricular activities. Academic concentrations are offered in: diplomacy; international security and intelligence; international commerce; and international organizations and development.
In addition to standard faculty scholarly research, service and outreach responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to teach and to help organize and support co-curricular activities.
Additional information about the Patterson School can be found at http://www.uky.edu/pattersonschool
To apply, please submit CV and cover letter along with application. Please also include the contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit reference letters from your contacts within the employment system.
Applications will be reviewed beginning January 15th, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
PhD in Political Science, History, Law, or related area at time of appointment
Required Related Experience:
Focus on international trade/commerce with an area of functional or regional expertise
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Professional experience working with an IO, NGO or government, and extended study, research or teaching overseas, is preferred.
Area of regional specialization in Asia preferred.
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