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The Department of Political Science seeks a teaching post-doctoral fellow in

Comparative Politics or International Relations, with research and teaching

focus on the Middle East. The fellow’s duties will include teaching two or

three courses annually and participating in the research and programming

activities of the Middle Eastern Studies program. The political science

department is housed within the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public

Affairs, which is committed to citizenship education at the undergraduate

level and to graduate education in public affairs and the social sciences.

We seek candidates who complement the broader Maxwell mission and have

interdisciplinary interests. Successful candidates may be invited to

affiliate with the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs or one of Maxwell’s

other interdisciplinary centers ( The

initial appointment will be as a one-year, non-tenure track appointment with

a start date of January 2015 or August 2015 and with the possibility of

renewal for additional years.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in political science, earned in the past

three years, or should have a credible expectation of completing all

requirements for the Ph.D. by August 2015.



For consideration, candidates must complete an online faculty application

(available at and attach online

the following: a letter of interest and a CV, a sample of professional

writing, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of quality

teaching. Files may be no larger than 5MB, but you may submit an external

link to a larger file if needed.


In addition, applicants will be required to provide the full email addresses

of three references.


Applications will be reviewed as they arrive with full consideration given

to those received by October 1, 2014. However, the department will continue

to consider applications until this position is filled.


Syracuse University is an EO/AA employer and particularly encourages

applications from women and minority candidates.

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