Assistant Professor in Political Science - International Relations, Fall 2022

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Assistant Professor in Political Science - International Relations, Fall 2022

Knoxville, TN
Open Date:
Aug 31, 2021

International Relations

The Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in International Relations. Applicants from any area of the IR field are welcome, but we are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching interests in international law, international organizations, or transnational issues broadly defined with an emphasis on issues such as human rights, refugees/migration, environment, and conflict justice. We welcome all candidates doing excellent work in these areas, regardless of methodological specialty or approach.

The successful candidate must have strong research skills and a theoretically oriented research agenda that will lead to publication in peer-reviewed outlets (journals and/or books). The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement with society. More information about the Department is available at: Faculty within the department are also associated with a variety of interdisciplinary programs and working groups across the university, including but not limited to the Global Studies program; the Intersectionality Community of Scholars; and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality program.


All the requirements for a Ph.D. in political science, public policy, or related field must be finished at the time of appointment.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should send a cover letter explaining their research and teaching experience, a current CV, graduate transcripts, a sample of scholarly writing, statements of research, teaching, service, and diversity if not included in the cover letter, and teaching evaluations (if available). Please submit application materials in digital format via Interfolio ( All applicants should request letters from three references to be sent to the committee also via Interfolio.  Review of applications begins October 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.  For questions or inquiries, contact Professor Krista Wiegand at [email protected].


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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