Assistant Professor in International Relations

Job description

Job no: 495651
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Political Science
Applications Open: Sep 21 2018
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Political Science, with a specialization International Relations and a focus in either human rights or political economy and development. Candidates must also have the capacity to develop and teach quantitative research methods courses for our Global Studies PhD program. Applicants should also be prepared to offer undergraduate Political Science courses and Global Studies PhD courses. The appointment is expected to begin in the fall of 2019.

A Ph.D. in Political Science is required. Current ABD candidates are encouraged to apply, although the Ph.D. must be in hand by the appointment date. Recommendation letters for ABD applicants should address when the applicant is expected to defend his or her dissertation.

The new hire would join a collegial and ambitious department and university where research productive faculty teach a 2/2 course load.

UML is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal.

The Political Science Department is housed within the University's College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (FAHSS). The College is the largest unit of the University, with 11 academic departments and over 180 full time faculty. FAHSS has experienced significant growth in recent years, including hiring more than 60 new faculty members, achieving 70% growth in funded research expenditures, and the addition of several new interdisciplinary graduate programs. The Political Science Department currently has 12 tenured and tenure track faculty members, 3 visiting positions, and 3 adjunct faculty members. The Political Science Department is also home to UML's interdisciplinary Global Studies Ph.D. Program ( In addition, our faculty are also engaged in the teaching and design of the interdisciplinary Peace and Conflict Studies Program (which offers undergraduate and master's degrees) and the newly established Master's in Public Administration. For more information, please visit our homepage:

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Ph.D. in Political Science (must have in hand by the time of appointment)
  • Evidence of expertise in international relations with a focus in human rights or international political economy and development
  • Evidence of strong statistical skills and ability to teach quantitative methods at the doctoral level
  • Evidence of ability to develop and teach graduate and undergraduate political science courses in either human rights or political economy and development

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin October 10, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Please include a CV, cover letter delineating research and scholarship agenda, teaching statement/philosophy, writing sample (ideally a published paper or one in preparation for submission). Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.





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Posted: 11/22/2018
Application Due: 1/6/2019
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