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    Conoco-Phillips Professorship of Chinese Politics

    The University of Oklahoma invites nominations and applications for the Conoco-Phillips Professorship of Chinese Politics in the Department of International and Area Studies.  The appointment will be tenure-track or tenured, at the rank of assistant or associate professor.  The ConocoPhillips Professor may also have the opportunity to serve as the Associate Director of the University’s Institute for US-China Issues.

    Candidates must demonstrate the following qualifications:

    ·       A strong record of and potential for research and publication

    ·       Evidence of commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching

    ·       An earned, or soon to be completed doctorate in a relevant discipline

    We are especially, but not exclusively, interested in candidates with the following specializations:

    ·       political economy

    ·       domestic political and social issues

    ·       foreign policy and security

    The Department of International and Area Studies (IAS) ( is an interdisciplinary unit in the College of International Studies with faculty drawn from a wide variety of disciplines. The department serves as a center for international education and scholarship, preparing students for positions of leadership in the new global environment and fostering scholarship on critical international issues.

    Applications and Nominations:  Applicants must submit a letter explaining their interest in and qualifications for the position, a complete curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references.  Nominations should include a brief description and contact information for the nominee. Applicants who have completed their doctorate within the last three years, or who are currently completing their doctorate should include copies of their graduate transcripts and three letters of reference.  Review of applications will begin on 22 October 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.  The preferred start date is 16 August 2013.   Salary will be competitive.  Nominations and applications should be directed to:

    Search Committee, ConocoPhillips Professorship in Chinese Politics • Department of International and Area Studies
    729 Elm Avenue, Hester Hall, Room 140,
    Norman, OK  73019

    For more information, contact Mitchell P. Smith, Professor and Chair at • Phone:  (405) 325-6681

    The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual career couples.  Applications from women and minorities are specifically encouraged.