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Tenure Track (Open Rank) Professor of International Relations – Bucknell University


Bucknell University is seeking to fill a tenure track position (open rank without tenure) in the Department of International Relations, beginning in August 2013.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will teach a five course annual load. The successful candidate should (1) have teaching and/or research strengths in one or more of the following areas: globalization, global governance, North-South relations, and race and/or minority issues, (2) be qualified to teach Theories of International Relations and/or Globalization, and (3) be able to teach courses that could be listed under our Development and Sustainability and/or Global Governance and Conflict Resolution tracks. Individuals specializing in the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, or West/Central Asia are encouraged to apply. Applications from individuals with strengths in critical and other non-traditional approaches to understanding international relations and international political economy are encouraged. An interest in developing interdisciplinary courses that would appeal to a broad university audience is desirable.

Minimum Qualifications
For an entry-level hire, Ph.D. at time of appointment is preferred.

Appointment at the associate or full professor rank will be considered for outstanding candidates with demonstrated success in undergraduate teaching and a record of research consistent with the teacher-scholar model.

Qualified applicants will be ABD or possess a PhD in International Relations/Affairs, Political Science, Economics, or Geography.

Other relevant interdisciplinary PhD degrees will be considered.

Applications must be made online at: Online applications require a cover letter, CV, a teaching portfolio (including a teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and course evaluations [statement of teaching philosphy]), research portfolio (including a statement on the candidate’s scholarly agenda and one article- or chapter-length writing sample[statement of research interest]), and three letters of reference. Full consideration will be given to candidates whose materials, including reference letters, are received by October 15.

For additional information about Bucknell University, please see For more about the department, please visit Bucknell University believes that students learn best in an inclusive community and is therefore committed to excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates with a commitment to helping create a climate that will foster the success of students with diverse identities.  Bucknell University welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups

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