The Political Science Department at Biola University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Political Science at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor. While candidates may study any non-US geographic region and any time period, we are particularly looking for scholars whose research focuses on one or more of the following themes: diplomacy, economics, globalization, intelligence studies, international relations, international political economy, international law, military affairs, national security, political thought, and public policy.
Teaching responsibilities will include four courses per semester. The candidate is expected to teach a combination of American Government and courses in his or her field of specialization. Through courses in their field of specialization, the candidate will help build curricular connections between the Political Science and the History Departments. Although the candidate will be housed in the Political Science Department, the Political Science Department is committed to fostering a special relationship with Biola’s History Department, which includes the development of cross-listed courses. The Political Science Department serves Biola University’s distinctive Christian engagement with the liberal arts tradition and commitment to excellence in the areas of scholarship, teaching and the mentoring of students. Biola’s Political Science department is distinctive in its reliance on a historical/philosophical/qualitative approach to the discipline and has a desire to see candidates who have a disposition for the discipleship of students for the purposes of fulfilling Biola’s larger religious mission. Top candidates will display a thorough understanding of how the Christian worldview fundamentally informs their approach to political science and the seeking of wisdom and knowledge.
Review of applications will begin in December 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following materials to Ashly Dorr, Operations Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cover Letter addressed to Search Committee Co-Chair, Dr. Todd M. Thompson, describing academic background, research focus, teaching experience and interest in Biola University’s Christian mission.
Christian Testimony document
Please direct any follow-up questions to Search Committee Co-Chair, Dr. Scott Waller: email@example.com.
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is one of nine schools that comprise Biola University.
Biola University is an evangelical Christian university in which faculty affirm personal faith in Jesus Christ, endorse a university statement of Christian faith and community values, and are committed to the integration of faith and learning. Candidates must be willing to support Biola’s mission, and preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a clear commitment to the integration of faith into their scholarship and teaching. See the institution’s theological positions at www.biola.edu/about/theological-positions.
Biola is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
Biola is committed to diversity and seeks faculty who can contribute to multicultural understandings. Candidates should be able to demonstrate their ability to work effectively with diverse populations, female and male students and colleagues, and integrate multicultural content and issues into their teaching.
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Biola University's Doctrinal Statement remains the foundational document regarding the theological position of the University. Biola's position from its inception has been and remains Christian, Protestant and theologically conservative. Prospective and existing employees must affirm that their personal theological beliefs are in agreement with the Biola Doctrinal Statement. A prospective or an existing employee's church affiliation will be considered in determining his or her understanding of and compliance with Biola's theological position.
All positions at Biola University require applicants to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment. This includes a review of any pending charges or convictions. Once a conditional offer of employment is extended, Biola utilizes the services of HireRight, a third-party agency, to conduct a criminal background check. Biola also reserves the right to expand the search if applicable for the position (e.g., a Department of Transportation search for positions that require driving).
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