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The SUNY Geneseo Department of Political Science and International Relations invites applications for two (2) one-year Visiting Assistant Professor positions.  A PhD by August 2015 in Political Science is required.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated undergraduate teaching ability and should be prepared to teach three of the following courses during the Fall 2015 term: Politics of South Asia, Politics of the Developing World, US Foreign Policy, State and Society in the Non-Western World, and Middle East Politics.   Preference will be given to candidates who can also teach a course on Political Science Methods. Other courses to be taught in the Spring 2016 term can be discussed based on department needs and the candidate’s interests and expertise. The initial appointment is set to begin in August 2015.  

To apply, submit an online faculty application at To receive full consideration, please have your application completed by May 15, 2015.  Review will continue until the position is filled. A completed application will consist of a cover letter that addresses teaching interests, a vita, evidence of teaching preparation/effectiveness (sample syllabi and/or summary course evals), unofficial graduate transcripts, and three recent letters of recommendation.  Letters of recommendation should be emailed to the secretary of Political Science, Pauleen Sherman at  

SUNY Geneseo is highly selective and is consistently rated among the top public universities in the north by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the national historic landmark village of Geneseo, the residential campus overlooks the picturesque Genesee Valley, just 30 miles south of the major metropolitan area of Rochester and 70 miles east of Buffalo. SUNY Geneseo is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, a national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector. For further information about the college, please see  SUNY Geneseo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

For our full non-discrimination statement, see:  All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks. See our full Background Investigation Statement at  Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security Report (ASR) for the College at  The ASR contains information on campus security policies and certain campus crime statistics. Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the ASR by contacting the SUNY Geneseo University Police Department at 585-245-5651. 

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