ISI has been approached by Glenn Jones, the founder of Jones International University (JIU), the first fully accredited online-only university (founded in 1993), for assistance in identifying top-quality, entrepreneurial candidates for the position of President of JIU. The University focuses on two subject tracks—business and education—and its offerings are aimed primarily at working professionals. Extensive experience in university leadership is required, and experience in online education is preferred. The University is committed to the view that a just and peaceful world is “most probable where free markets exist and freedom is abundant.”
The position specification is here. Please let me know as soon as possible if you know of any credible candidates. ISI is grateful for your consideration of this matter.
Mark C. Henrie
Senior Vice President
Chief Academic Officer
The Department of Government in the School of Public Affairs at American University invites applications for two positions in political theory. Applicants may be considered for one or both positions, but should indicate their preference.
The first position is a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in Political Theory for AY 2013-14 sponsored by the Political Theory Institute (see http://www.american.edu/spa/pti/). The postdoc will teach one undergraduate course per semester, one of which will be “American Political Thought” and the other a seminar based on the fellow’s interests. This position is not renewable.
The second position is a one-year, non-tenure-track position in Political Theory for AY 2013-14 at the rank of Professorial Lecturer. The teaching load for this position is three-three, including teaching multiple sections of our introduction to political theory class called “Individual Freedom vs. Authority” as well as “Feminist Political Thought.” There may also be the possibility of teaching a seminar on the candidate’s interests. This position is possibly renewable.
Successful candidates for both positions should have a strong commitment to teaching and the potential for excellence in scholarly research. For both positions we are open to the field of scholarly specialization, but the candidate must have a broad background in the history of political thought and be able to teach the specified courses. Both positions include a competitive salary, full health benefits, and a travel allowance. AU is located in Washington, DC, and in 2012 The Princeton Review ranked AU students the most politically active in the nation.
Review of applications will begin April 19, 2013 and continue until the positions are filled. Please send applications (including curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, descriptions of a seminar or two you might like to teach, a sample publication/dissertation chapter, and three letters of recommendation) to: firstname.lastname@example.org with one of the following subject lines as appropriate: “Political Theory Postdoc Search Only,” “Political Theory Fulltime Search Only,” or “Political Theory Both Searches.” Electronic submissions are preferred, but applications and letters of recommendation may also be mailed to: Chair, Political Theory Postdoc Search, Office of the Dean, School of Public Affairs, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016. American University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Minority and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. See http://spa.american.edu/ FIRST LISTING.
BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism
Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University seeks to fill an immediate opening for the position of Executive Director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism. Located within the nationally-ranked School of Business, the Capitalism Center sponsors curriculum development, research, speakers and conferences, and extra-curricular events that further understanding of free markets and capitalism. The Executive Director will coordinate the planning and administration of efforts to develop a compelling and meaningful program about capitalism and free markets that helps distinguish the University and the School of Business in the preparation of future leaders of business and society. This individual will oversee these efforts with special focus on their impact on business school curriculum development, scholarly research, and relevance for business school faculty and students at all levels (undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA).
Ideal candidates should possess knowledge of business and economics, political science, or philosophical origins of capitalism and competing systems. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Business, Economics or other field related to capitalism and free markets are preferred. Previous experience in program administration, teaching, and fundraising is desirable.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and Curriculum vitae. Please submit via email to Dr. Page West, School of Business, Wake Forest University, at email@example.com. This position will remain open until filled.
Wake Forest University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all demographics to apply.
John Witte, Professor Emeritus in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, is the founding Dean of Arts and Sciences at a new university in Astana, Kazakhstan. He is looking to hire four political scientists this year. If you know of someone looking for an international adventure with good pay, please pass along this information and encourage him or her to contact Dr. Witte at: Witte@lafollette.wisc.edu
More info from Dr. Witte:
"So we are hiring four PS any rank - Assistants with any pubs over $100k and excellent free housing included, plus other benefits below. And there is a Deanship open at up to $300k - even better housing and benefits same as profs (56 days of vacation - weekends count so 8 weeks; first class travel; two trips back to country of origin each year for person and all family; private school subsidy for kids; health benefits and flyback for more serious, etc... ). Pass the word."