Visiting Assistant Professor

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Visiting Assistant Professor in International Relations and Comparative Politics

The Department of Political Science and the International Studies Program at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invite applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in International Relations and Comparative Politics to begin August 2018. The successful candidate will have expertise in East and/or South Asian politics, and be prepared to teach introduction to international relations, a 200-level course on political development, and an upper-division course on the politics of East Asia. The successful candidate will also teach an introductory writing-intensive seminar in the College's interdisciplinary International Studies Program. The teaching load is four courses per semester. However, we anticipate no more than four different course preparations during the academic year. A PhD is preferred, but the College will consider ABDs. Applications received by March 16, 2018, will receive full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its nearly 7,000 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in nursing, education and English. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools-Arts & Communication; Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of NYC and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including the 4th-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences enrolls over 2,000 majors in 14 academic programs. The Department of Political Science includes seven tenure-line faculty positions and supports approximately 160 political science majors, and the interdisciplinary International Studies Program boasts 140 majors. For more information, visit

Please submit the following materials:

1) Cover letter describing qualifications and research and teaching interests

2) Curriculum vitae (CV)

3) Unofficial graduate transcript

4) Scholarly writing sample

5) Evidence of teaching effectiveness including sample syllabi

6) Contact information for three references.

Applicants should also have at least three referees submit confidential letters of recommendation directly to Daniel Bowen at

The College of New Jersey is an Affirmative-Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.




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Job No: 1335N
Posted: 2/21/2018
Application Due: 4/22/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable