Posted: Apr 9, 2021
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Assistant Professor or Assistant Professor of Practice of International Relations and Intelligence

Application Deadline: N/A
International Studies

Dakota State University is seeking candidates for Assistant Professor of International Relations and Intelligence or Assistant Professor of Practice. This position can be either a one-year visiting, term, or a tenure-track appointment, depending on the candidate’s interests and qualifications. This position will serve Dakota State University’s interdisciplinary degree program in Cyber Leadership and Intelligence (CLI) that integrates digital security, the social sciences, and the humanities to give students a fuller appreciation of the knowledge and skills needed to be leaders in the rapidly expanding cyber and intelligence-related professions.

The position requires a Ph.D. or relevant experience in Political Science, International Relations, or related field, with a focus and research agenda on international relations and cyber-related affairs. We seek an expert grounded in the study of international policy-making, comparative politics, or the international breadth of cyber influence.

Primary duties include:
  • Teaching undergraduate general education political science courses on campus and online
  • Teaching International Relations and related courses on campus and online
  • Advising CLI majors
  • Coordinating and working with other CLI faculty members
  • Recruiting and promoting the major to potential students
  • Researching and publishing relevant scholarship
  • Networking with scholars and professionals to secure internships and post-graduate opportunities for CLI students

DSU is nationally known for its computer science, cyber operations, and network security programs, and is recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in cyber education, cyber research, and cyber operations, and is a CAE Regional Resource Center. The CLI program complements those degrees and enables its graduates to become leaders in their professions. Housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, CLI includes the disciplines of political science, sociology, history, geography, economics, communications, philosophy, digital forensics, business, and cyber operations. The university’s Madison Cyber Labs, or MadLabs, is a center for a wide variety of student and faculty research, and is building partnerships with a wide variety of public and private agencies. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with other scholars on relevant cyber security and intelligence-related projects.

For full consideration, please submit all materials by April 30, 2021. The search will remain open until the position is filled.