Assistant Professor - Political Science/International Studies

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Assistant Professor of International Relations
International Studies Program and Department of Political Science, The College of New Jersey

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, to join our community in August 2020. The position carries a teaching load of three courses per semester divided between Political Science and the interdisciplinary International Studies Program. A PhD by the time of appointment is required. Completed applications received by September 13, 2019 will receive full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

The successful candidate will show promise as a teacher and scholar of International Relations, ideally in the areas of international conflict, national security, foreign policy, the democratic peace, or international norms. Candidates should also identify the International Studies specialization to which they could best contribute (see The successful candidate will excel in the classroom in part by integrating scholarship and teaching.

The Political Science Department and the International Studies Program collaborate closely and form a dynamic community of scholars and students. The Department has seven tenured or tenure-track members (and is conducting searches this year for two additional tenure-track positions) who teach and mentor roughly 180 majors. The International Studies Program draws on faculty from Political Science, History, World Languages and Cultures, the School of Business and other academic units to offer nine specialized tracks of study for about 130 majors. Both units also offer minors that draw students from across a wide range of academic disciplines.

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 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, business, education and English. In 2006, TCNJ was awarded 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 the liberal arts. 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.

To apply, please submit all of the following items using the online application system at the following link: A final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

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 teaching evaluations and sample syllabi;

6) A statement on diversity and inclusion detailing how diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their work as teachers, scholars, and mentors;

7) Contact information for three references.

Applicants should also have at least three references submit confidential letters of recommendation directly to [email protected]. Any questions can be directed to Brian Potter ([email protected]), the chairperson of the search committee.

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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Posted: 8/1/2019
Application Due: 1/8/2020
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