Assistant Professor (Political Science: International Relations)

University of Minnesota
  • Location
    Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 26

Position description

The Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in International Relations beginning fall semester 2018 (08/27/18).

The department seeks qualified applicants ranging from current Ph.D. candidates to advanced assistant professors.  We especially welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

The search is open with respect to both specialty within the field and approach.  We welcome applications from all areas of focus in international relations, including the international relations of China or East Asia, the Environment, and International Relations Theory.

Appointments will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May), and will be made at the rank of tenure-track assittant professor, consistent with collegiate and university policy.  Salary is competitive, and dependent on qualifications and experience.

Faculty in the Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active research program, teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute service appropriate for the rank of appointment to the department, college, University, and profession.  

The Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the Department of Political Science are available at:

For information on faculty workload guidelines and principles in the College of Liberal Arts, visit:

About the Department

The Department of Political Science is committed to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education and to the conduct of leading social science research.  For further information, please visit the department website,

Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.  The College of Liberal Arts is committed to intellectual freedom, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the belief that the liberal arts are the foundation of academic learning.  CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields; to create meaning in their lives and in their life's work; and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world.  The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education.


Required Qualifications: 
Ph.D. in political science or related field is required.  Advanced ABD’s may be considered for appointment at the rank of tenure-track instructor, with the stipulation that the Ph.D. is conferred in the first year of the appointment.  

Preferred Qualifications: 
College/university-level teaching experience is preferred.

Candidates will be evaluated according to (a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, (b) contribution of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, (c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and (d) strength of recommendations.

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