Assistant/Associate Professor of International Relations and Intelligence

Dakota State University

United States


Dakota State University is seeking candidates for a new tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of International Relations and Intelligence. Dakota State University is beginning a new interdisciplinary degree program in Cyber Leadership and Intelligence which will integrate digital forensics, world cultures, and human behavior giving students a fuller appreciation of the knowledge and skills needed to be leaders in the rapidly expanding cyber security professions.


The position’s requirements include a Ph.D. in Political Science, or related field, with a focus and research agenda on international relations. We seek a scholar grounded in the study of international policy making or comparative politics. A regional expertise is desirable with a priority given to candidates who have experience or have published research in Russian, Middle Eastern, or Chinese political affairs. Experience as a U.S. government, law enforcement, or military intelligence professional is required. ABD’s may apply as long as the doctorate is in hand by August 2019.


Primary duties include:
• Leading the Cyber Leadership and Intelligence program by organizing the program, scheduling the courses, mentoring students, and making connections to the intelligence community or law enforcement
• Teaching undergraduate general education political science course on campus and online
• Teaching International Relations courses on campus and online
• Coordinating with the major’s established advisory board members
• Recruiting and promoting the major to potential students
• Researching and publishing scholarship on the interplay of international relations, cyber security, and intelligence


Applicants should provide information in their application materials that:
• Demonstrate successful teaching and provide a copy of your teaching philosophy
• Describe in a document your research agenda and how it fits within the framework of this position
• Describe previous scholarship and the applicant’s expected future research agenda
• A cover letter that describes their intelligence experience and addresses their reason for applying
• For full consideration, please submit all your materials by 15 February 2019. The search will remain open until completed.


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 Excellence. This new program is envisioned as a complement to those degrees but would enable its graduates to become leaders in their profession. The program is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences and this faculty will report directly to the Dean while collaborating with faculty who teach sociology, history, geography, economics, communications, philosophy, digital forensics, business, and cyber operations. The university’s Madison Cyber Labs, or MadLabs, are currently under construction. This new facility will be a center for a wide variety of graduate-level research with commercial and government partners. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with other scholars on relevant research in the field of how international relations and intelligence is changing due to telecommunications and internet technology.


DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit The employment site will allow the attachment of a cover letter, vita, transcripts, provide names and contact information of at least three references (including email addresses and telephone numbers), and a statement of teaching philosophy. For questions concerning the position, contact Angi Kappenman at . Review of applications will begin January 2, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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