The Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track position in comparative politics, with a specialization in East Asian/Chinese or Middle Eastern politics, at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the fall of 2013. We seek a scholar with strong interest and training in the study of theoretical issues in comparative political science and demonstrated contributions to the field. More specifically, the successful candidate will have experience in conducting field research, be familiar with local cultures and languages, and conduct research that is guided by questions of larger theoretical importance in the area of comparative politics such as democratization, civil society, or state/society relations. It is of particular interest if a candidate’s research has implications for comparative public policy. The candidate will be well trained in qualitative as well as quantitative research methods. Completion, or near completion, of a Ph.D. in Political Science, International Affairs, or a related degree.

Prospective candidates should send a letter of interest describing their research and training, a curriculum vita, teaching evaluations, original transcripts documenting highest degree earned, and three letters of recommendation to Bill Zachmann, Recruitment Secretary, Department of International Affairs, University of Georgia, Candler Hall 309, Athens, GA 30602. Submit complete application materials in hardcopy. Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2012, and preliminary interviews will take place at the APSA Meeting in New Orleans for candidates in attendance.  Applications received on or before September 15, 2012 will be assured full consideration. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution; applications from women and minorities are enthusiastically encouraged.

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