Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science (International Relations)

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Department: Political Science
Position Type: Faculty - Non-Tenure Track
Categories: Faculty - Political Science

Start Date: Fall 2022

Application Deadline: January 7, 2022

Subfields: International Relations

Specializations: Security, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Department of Political Science at Carleton College invites applications for a visiting assistant professorship in International Relations with expertise in security and with significant research interest or field experience in the Middle East and North Africa. Candidates with a scholarly focus on Sub-Saharan Africa will also be considered. The department defines security broadly to include the traditional issues of peace and violent inter-state conflict as well as human security concepts such as human and gender rights; resource, water and food security; and refugees, diasporas and displaced persons. Successful candidates will be able to teach the introductory course in international relations as well as courses in security and regional politics. Candidates whose interests speak to dominant paradigms of security and engage the debate with non-traditional approaches in the field are especially welcomed. The promise of excellence in scholarship and teaching is required. Teaching duties for this one-year visiting position are five courses on a ten-week trimester schedule. PhD or its imminent completion is required. The appointment will begin September 1, 2022.

The following materials are required: letter of application; curriculum vitae; contact information for three letters of reference; a statement about teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment and how you would contribute to a college community that embraces a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values; graduate school transcript; a summary of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction; sample syllabi; and at least one scholarly writing sample. To ensure full consideration we request that applications be filed by January 7, 2022. All application materials can be submitted at

We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000. Located in the historic and thriving two-college town of Northfield, Minnesota, it is forty-five minutes from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, in easy reach of a vibrant metropolitan area that is home to three million people and rich cultural resources. The diverse members of Department of Political Science reside in a historic modern building with excellent facilities.  The faculty is passionate about teaching and active in scholarship. We are particularly interested in applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to attracting and retaining students from underserved groups and who will contribute to our vibrant college-wide culture of undergraduate research.  For further information about the department consult the Department of Political Science website

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