Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations
Job No: 496693 Position Type: full-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: International Relations, Political Science
The Department of Political Science and Department of International Relations at Bucknell University invite applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in international relations for the 2021-2022 academic year. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach sections of a core course in international politics, an introductory course on globalization, an elective on the politics of the developing world, and other courses on the politics of Latin America and/or South Asia. The teaching load is three courses per semester.
We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research will contribute to the departments' commitment to both diversity and academic excellence. We welcome candidates who demonstrate strengths in reflective multicultural and inclusive teaching practices and who display a strong commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity. Evidence of teaching experience, potential for teaching excellence, and the promise of being a productive scholar are critically important. By the start date of the position, candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or at the final stages of completing their degree requirements in political science with a subfield specialization in international relations.
For additional information and to apply, please go to careers.bucknell.edu. The application should include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of commitment to diversity, three letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts, sample publications or papers, course evaluations if available, and sample syllabi relevant to this position. Questions about the position should be addressed by email to Professor Zhiqun Zhu (email@example.com). Applications received by April 26, 2021 will receive full consideration.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.