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Visiting Assistant Professor in International Relations

St. Lawrence University
Canton, New York (US)
Salary Range $61,000 - $62,500 annually.
Date posted
Jan 29, 2024

Job Details

Due to an administrative appointment, and pending final budgetary approval, the Department of Government at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in International Relations to begin in August 2024. The position is open to all areas of specialization within International Relations. Our department has an interest in creative programming for students including Model UN, Diplomacy Lab, and other experiential teaching, and we especially encourage applications from those who might contribute to such programming. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory courses in international relations, research methods in international relations (qualitative and/or quantitative), and upper-level courses in their area of specialization. The teaching load is three courses per semester.

The successful candidate will join a department of 10 full-time faculty members who embrace 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. We encourage applications from candidates who identify with groups that are historically underrepresented in the academy.

Minimum Qualifications     

Applicants should have their Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field by August 15, 2024, but ABD candidates may be considered.

Salary Range $61,000 - $62,500 annually. The actual compensation will be determined based on experience and other factors permitted by law.

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 February 15, 2024.Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed as needed. Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Kristin McKie (, department and 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.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit


St. Lawrence University

Nestled in New York’s North Country and just 20 miles from the Canadian border, St. Lawrence University is a collaborative community of learners who value thought and action.

Since our founding in 1856, we’ve empowered students to climb as high as the mountain peaks towering through the Adirondack region. 

St. Lawrence University students aren’t afraid to ask questions, take risks, or go off the beaten path. More than half our students pursue more than one area of study, and 99% embark on real-world learning experiences; faculty-mentored research, alumni-connected internships, mission-driven service work, and off-campus study, to name a few. 


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