Visiting Assistant Professor, International Relations

Lewisburg, PA
Jan 31, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Bucknell University's Department of Political Science invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in International Relations beginning in the fall semester of 2018. The teaching load is three courses per semester, and the successful candidate will be prepared to teach multiple sections of a core course in international relations, a course in international security, and a course in the candidate's field of specialization. We will not be hiring in the area of international political economy.

The Department of Political Science has a strong record of hiring diverse faculty whose courses expose students to a variety of racial, ethnic, and cultural perspectives, and we are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research will contribute to the department's commitment to diversity and academic excellence. Evidence of teaching experience, potential 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 be ABD in Political Science with a sub-field specialization in International Relations.

For additional information and to apply, please go to The application should include a cover letter, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, statement of commitment to diversity, three letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts, sample publications or papers, syllabi, and teaching evaluations, along with any other relevant materials. Questions about the position should be addressed by email to Professor Scott Meinke at The review of applications will begin on February 26, 2018, and applications received by that date will be guaranteed full consideration.

About Bucknell University

Bucknell University is a highly selective, predominately undergraduate, private university with approximately 3600 students. Apart from its excellent academic departments and programs, it boasts the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender, which supports faculty teaching and scholarship in these areas; the Griot Institute for Africana Studies, which provides faculty and student intellectual and creative engagement with the cultures, histories, narratives, peoples, geographies, and arts of Africa and the African diaspora; and the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy, which supports faculty research and teaching on issues of domestic, international, and comparative public policy. Bucknell also has a small but growing community of Asia scholars. In the spring of 2014, Bucknell introduced a 5-Year Diversity Plan aimed at enhancing the diversity of the faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum of the university.

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. 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, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.


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