Assistant Professor

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International Relations and East or South Asian Politics

Program in International Studies and the Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science and the International Studies Program at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invite applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in International Relations with a regional focus on East or South Asia to begin August 2019. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in one region as well as an exceptional record or promise as a teacher-scholar of East or South Asian politics, society, and international relations. Candidates should identify in which subfields of international relations they hold expertise. Applicants must demonstrate the ability or potential to work effectively with a diverse student body. The typical teaching load is three courses per semester. During the faculty member's first year, s/he may apply for a competitive course reduction of one course for the following academic year. A Ph.D. is preferred, but the College will consider ABDs if the degree will be granted by time of appointment.

Completed applications received by September 21, 2018 will receive full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. Submissions must be emailed , and must include:

1) Cover letter describing qualifications and research and teaching interests;

2) Curriculum vitae (CV);

3) Unofficial or official graduate transcript;

4) Scholarly writing sample;

5) Evidence of teaching effectiveness including teaching evaluations and sample syllabi;

6) Contact information for three references.

In addition, applicants should also have three referees email confidential letters of recommendation directly to irasiapoliticssearch- Questions can be directed to Brian Potter () with "IR and East/South Asia politics recommendation" in the subject line.

Teaching and research are mutually supportive activities at TCNJ. Candidates should be strongly committed to the teacher-scholar model in a primarily undergraduate, residential institution, to maintaining both high quality teaching and an active and productive research program, and to encouraging and engaging highly motivated undergraduates in intensive, individual work both inside and outside the classroom (e.g., undergraduate research, independent study). Faculty members also have service responsibilities within the College.

Founded in 1855, TCNJ has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its approximately 6,500 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 and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City 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. For more information, visit

Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check. The successful applicant must present proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

The College of New Jersey is an Affirmative-Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply




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Job No: 1335H
Posted: 8/8/2018
Application Due: 10/7/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable