Assistant Professor in International Relations The Political Science Department at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in International Relations with a secondary specialization in Comparative Politics. The appointment will begin in Fall 2020. We are looking for a candidate who is broadly trained in one or more of the following issue areas: migration, transnational population flows, global public health, illicit markets, international organizations, and environmental politics. The successful candidate will have fieldwork experience and area expertise in either Sub-Saharan Africa or Latin America. We expect the successful candidate to contribute to Skidmore College's Black Studies Program and/or Latin American & Latinx Studies Program, as well as to the First-Year Experience. The position carries a 3-2 teaching load, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in International Relations and Comparative Politics that will include Introduction to Comparative and International Politics and other courses in their specialization. The college encourages candidates to apply from under-represented groups and individuals who have demonstrated experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. We invite you to discuss any relevant aspects of your candidacy in your cover letter. The application deadline is October 1, 2019. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample of professional writing, teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, evaluations of undergraduate teaching or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. A Ph.D. in Political Science at time of appointment is required.
Ph.D. in Political Science at the time of appointment.
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