Position Announcement

Assistant Professor of International Relations
Specialization: China in a Globalizing World

San Francisco State University, International Relations Department invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in China in a Globalizing World beginning August 2018.

The department/school seeks individuals with a background in the international relations of China. 

The International Relations Department is a multidisciplinary department focused on a range of thematic topics in our field as well as on all the major regions of the world.


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Political Science or other related disciplines.

Candidates should have a strong background in the international relations of China.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching and the ability to teach courses in the international relations of China and the Department’s core courses effectively. The core courses are:
IR 104 Introduction to World Affairs
IR 308 Fundamentals of International Relations Theories, Issues, and Perspectives
IR 309GW International Relations Analysis and Application
IR 310 U.S. Foreign Policy
IR 312 Introduction to International Political Economy
IR 550 Proseminar in Foreign Policy Analysis

Preferred candidates should have experience teaching, or mentoring minorities, or other underrepresented groups.

Candidates must have an active record of research related to their specialty area.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate how they have or will incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in their courses and/or scholarship/creative works.

Candidates should have fluency in Mandarin suitable for research and teaching.


The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in International Relations, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing research in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. A detailed position description is available here.

Rank and salary:

Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process:

Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, sample of scholarly writing, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.

Submit all materials online to ir@sfsu.edu. Review of applications will commence on 7 November 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

San Francisco State University is a member of the CSU system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. San Francisco State University faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work. Our goal is to attract a world-class and diverse faculty committed to build a multicultural educational environment.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected category. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from historically underrepresented groups. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any employment with the CSU.

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