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The International Relations Department at Bilkent University invites applicants for an open rank position, commencing Fall 2018. The Department is interested in applicants who specialize in International Security broadly defined, especially those with a concentration on Middle East politics. Bilkent University is committed to increasing the diversity of its Faculty. Female and international scholars are therefore especially encouraged to apply.

Bilkent University is an English-medium private research university located in Ankara, Turkey. It is the country’s first private, non-profit university, and is placed in global rankings as one of the leading universities in Turkey. The university offers on-campus housing, International Baccalaureate schooling options for dependents, a diverse intellectual environment, and a variety of other facilities and outstanding opportunities for its staff.

The Department of International Relations, which serves approximately 600 undergraduate students and 35 graduate students, fully embraces the university’s foundational objectives of providing high-quality education, high-impact research, and developing critical and analytical thinking.

Applicants should hold a PhD in International Relations, Political Science or a related field, though PhD candidates with publications and close to completing their studies are also encouraged to apply. However, the prospective candidate is required to receive a PhD no later than August 1, 2018. A strong publication record and promising research potential are essential. Successful applicants will teach two courses in their field of expertise at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels, maintain productive research programs, and supervise graduate theses.

Applications should include (i) cover letter, (ii) up-to-date CV, (iii) one-page research statement, (iv) one-page teaching statement, and (v) contact details of three academic referees, and be submitted to by the application deadline at 5:00pm on Friday 22 December 2017.

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