The Department of Political Science at St. Olaf College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in international political economy at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2018. We are looking for candidates who would teach courses in international relations and contribute to inter-disciplinary coursework in one of the following programs: Russian Area Studies, Middle East Studies, or African Studies. The ideal candidate should have broad expertise in both the theory and practice of international political economy. We are particularly interested in applicants who will contribute to the department's commitment to increasing access and opportunities for populations that are currently under-represented in the area of Political Science.
Regular teaching responsibilities include teaching both introductory and upper level courses. Duties also involve advising students, committee service, and various departmental and institutional obligations. This appointment may be eligible for additional professional development funding.
a cover letter introducing yourself and describing your interest in and qualifications for the position.
a current curriculum vitae.
official or unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts.
a writing sample
a statement on teaching which includes your teaching interests, ideas about pedagogical approaches, and experience you may have had (about 2 pages).
a statement describing the research you propose to carry out as a new St. Olaf faculty member (about 2 pages).
Names and emails of three professional references who can speak to your teaching and scholarship, at least one of whom can directly address your abilities and potential in teaching undergraduates.
If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, please send an email to email@example.com or call 507-786-3127.
Formal review of applications will begin on 15 September 2017. Members of the department will be available at the annual APSA conference for interviews.
The Department of Political Science promotes the systematic and critical analysis of government, politics and public policy. Its six, full-time, faculty members conduct research that enriches understanding of political life and public affairs in a global context, not only for other scholars but for decision-makers and citizens as well. More information about the political science department may be found at http://wp.stolaf.edu/poli-sci/
Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 45 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes a global perspective.
A liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in students, faculty, and staff. The college is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and/or service.
To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.
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