Assistant Professor of Political Science
Start Date: Fall 2019; Salary: Competitive
Application Deadline: September 14, 2018
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.
We are particularly interested in candidates who are enthusiastic about teaching a diverse student body. Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our students and American society. Women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities or activities. Carleton College is a small, highly selective, residential liberal arts college located 45 minutes away from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. We are consistently ranked among the best undergraduate teaching institutions in the country. Our mission is to provide excellent educational opportunities for students. The College provides generous professional development support for both research and teaching.