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The Department of Political Science at Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position in International Relations at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the Fall semester of 2015.

We are looking for someone who studies new and emerging global threats, including, for example: civil wars, failed states, resource scarcity, global warming, non-state actors (such as terrorist organizations), immigration, refugees, human rights, humanitarian intervention, nuclear proliferation, and the role of new technologies in conflict.

Preference will go to candidates with the following attributes: (1) a demonstrable record of excellence in teaching and research; (2) a proficiency in quantitative methods, and a willingness to teach a class on research methods in Political Science; (3) regional expertise, preferably in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa; (4) the ability to contribute to other departments and interdisciplinary programs at Swarthmore, for example, peace and conflict studies and environmental studies.

Candidates should submit three syllabi, one for an introductory course in international politics and two for intermediate courses. These syllabi represent an important part of the application.

Candidates should also submit a short writing sample, their c.v. and three letters of recommendation through .

If unable to apply online, materials may be sent to the attention of Professor Carol Nackenoff, Department of Political Science, Swarthmore College, 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1397. The deadline for applications is 15 October 2014.

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

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