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Visiting Assistant Professor in International Relations

St. Lawrence University
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Jun 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Government Department at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a two-year (upon successful review after the first year) visiting assistant professor position in International Relations. We seek an individual who can teach the introductory course in International Relations as well as upper-level courses on topics of the candidate’s choosing in international development, international political economy, foreign policy, conflict resolution, or other areas of expertise that do not duplicate the department’s current strengths in international security and international organizations. The ability to also teach Introduction to Comparative Politics on occasion is a plus. The position begins August 2021, and the teaching load is three courses per semester. Applicants should have their Ph.D. in Political Science by August 15, 2021, but ABD candidates may be considered.

The successful candidate will join a department of 11 full-time faculty members who are passionate about enriching our liberal arts curriculum through diverse and inclusive pedagogies and scholarly agendas. Our supportive department colleagues regularly provide feedback and mentoring to visiting faculty to foster pedagogical and professional development. Our St. Lawrence faculty statement of values emphasizes valuing diversity, recognizing the inherent worth of every human being, putting knowledge into action to benefit communities, pursuing truth, and carefully considering evidence (

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications will begin on July 2, 2021. Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed as needed. Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Kristin McKie (, Search Chair.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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