Professor, Rick and Cathy Trachok Endowed Chair in International Studies

Job Description

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applications for appointment as the Rick & Cathy Trachok Endowed Chair in International Studies at the rank of Professor or Advanced Associate Professor. We seek a scholar in the humanities or social sciences with an international reputation and a strong record of research and teaching. The applicant will have demonstrated expertise in contemporary or historical research of global, world regional, or comparative focus.  Specialization is open, and applicants from any discipline represented in UNR’s College of Liberal Arts may apply, but priority will be given to candidates in the fields of Anthropology, English, History, and Political Science. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and will play a leadership role in UNR’s Ozmen Institute for Global Studies.


Required Qualifications

Ph.D. degree and status as an advanced associate or full professor;

Demonstrated expertise and significant experience in some aspect of international studies;

A record of publishing in top-tier journals and presses;

A strong, ongoing program of research;

Research proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English;

Demonstrated excellence in teaching


Preferred Qualifications

Evidence of or potential for strong external grant activity

Evidence of attention to diversity, equity and inclusion in research, teaching and/or service


Compensation Grade/Rank

Associate Professor, III

Full Professor, IV


College Information

The College of Liberal Arts is central to the intellectual and artistic life of the University of Nevada, Reno and is committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusivity. The college contributes to the University's efforts to provide undergraduate students with general and specialized education that will prepare them for advanced study, careers and citizenship in a diverse world. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, emphasizes inquiry, discovery, and openness to new ideas and perspectives, and supports major scholarly research and creative activity in the humanities, social sciences and arts.


The University of Nevada, Reno is a Research 1 land-grant campus of the Nevada System of Higher Education with a student population of approximately 22,000, including over 3,000 graduate students. Nearly half of incoming students identify as being from an underrepresented group. In accordance with the university's land grant, tier one research institution mission, our faculty are expected to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service in a pluralistic environment.

The University has dynamic intellectual, artistic and sports life and a close relationship to the city of Reno, an emerging tech and innovation hub with a diverse population and a rich cultural history that hosts an active art, music and festival scene along the Truckee River. Known for its proximity to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains, Reno is a vibrant, diverse and growing city of 300,000 located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, about 200 miles east of San Francisco, about 100 miles east of Sacramento and 30 miles north of the state capital, Carson City. Combined with the neighboring city of Sparks, the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area has a population of 450,000. Reno is only 30-45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and major ski resorts and is rated one of the top locations in the United States for living and for outdoor recreation. It has an international airport with direct flights to many U.S. transportation hubs and to Mexico. For more information about the city and the surrounding area, please visit and


Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Program


Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.  For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits


Contact Information for this position

Search Chair-Robert Joe Cutter,

Search co-Coordinator- Spencer Schultz,








Full-Time Equivalent




Required Attachment(s)

Please attach the following documents to your application.  Please contact, the day you apply, if assistance is needed with attachments:

1)  A complete Curriculum Vita;

2)  Cover letter stating qualifications, experience, research plans and teaching experience

3)  Contact information for three professional references

4)  A brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying

5) Two research-based writing samples



Open Until Filled

Position is open until filled; however, first review of applications will begin begin November 27, 2019. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

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