Assistant Professor of Political Science
Subfields: International Relations
Specializations: Security, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Department of Political Science at Carleton College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in International Relations with expertise in security and with significant research interest or field experience in the Middle East and North Africa. Candidates with a scholarly focus on Sub-Saharan Africa will also be considered. The department defines security broadly to include the traditional issues of peace and violent inter-state conflict as well as human security concepts such as human and gender rights; resource, water and food security; and refugees, diasporas and displaced persons. Successful candidates will be able to teach the introductory course in international relations as well as courses in security and regional politics. Candidates whose interests speak to dominant paradigms of security and engage the debate with non-traditional approaches in the field are especially welcomed. The promise of excellence in scholarship and teaching is required. Teaching duties are five courses per year on a trimester schedule. PhD or its imminent completion is required. The appointment will begin September 1, 2019.
The following materials are required: letter of application; curriculum vitae; contact information for three letters of reference; statements addressing the candidate’s teaching experience and interests and scholarly agenda; graduate school transcript; teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction; sample syllabi; and at least one scholarly writing sample. Early applicants should indicate whether they will be available for interview at the APSA meetings in Boston in September, 2018. Interviews will also be scheduled and conducted online. To ensure full consideration we request that applications be filed by Friday September 14. All application materials can be submitted at jobs.carleton.edu.