Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

The premiere international & interdisciplinary professional organization for scholars, graduate students, independent researchers, and community members interested in all aspects of Indigenous Studies.

The Department of Government and International Affairs (GIA) at the University of South Florida invites applicants for a 9-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning on August 7, 2015.

A Ph.D. in Political Science (or related field) from an accredited institution with a specialization in political theory is required for the position. Applications from ABDs will be considered, but the degree must be conferred by appointment start date. The teaching load is four courses per year. Candidates must be able to teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate teaching effectiveness and a promising research agenda. The Department is particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and research specialty is in Non-Western, comparative, indigenous, or subaltern political theory. We seek faculty who can contribute to the department’s developing global focus.

Salary is negotiable. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information about the USF Department of Government and International Affairs, please visit our website at

Applications must be submitted through the University of South Florida Employment website: (click on Access Careers@USF and choose Faculty as Job Family).

Applicants should attach the following supplemental items to their application: a letter of application; vitae; graduate transcripts; research statement; writing sample of no more than 40 pages; teaching statement; sample syllabi; student evaluations of teaching; and any other evidence of teaching success. Three letters of recommendation should be sent electronically (to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or in hard copy to:

Jennifer Vincent, Department Manager
Department of Government and International Affairs
University of South Florida
4202 E Fowler Ave, SOC 107
Tampa, Florida 33620-8100

Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Jennifer Vincent at (813) 974-0842/ 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. a minimum of five working days in advance.

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is a Top 50 research university among both public and private institutions nationwide in total research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving nearly 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.