Assistant Professor - International Relations / Comparative Government

SUNY Oneonta
  • Location
    Oneonta, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Aug 03

Position description

SUNY Oneonta is a comprehensive, public, liberal arts and sciences institution. The vision of the College is to be recognized as a leader in challenging and empowering students to identify and achieve ambitious goals by ensuring a quality and affordable education emphasizing ethical, critical, and creative thinking for our graduates to succeed in a diverse and changing world. The College sits at #9 on the 2016 list of "Top Public Regional Universities" in the North published by U.S. News & World Report, and is ranked #175 in the Northeast on the Forbes magazine list of "America's Top Colleges." SUNY Oneonta received INSIGHT magazine's Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award in 2014, accepted an invitation to join the Colleges of Distinction in 2015, and has been included in the Princeton Review's "Guide to Green Colleges" every year since the Guide's inception in 2010. 

The Department of Political Science at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in International Relations / Comparative Government beginning Fall 2018.  The initial appointment will be for two years.  Expectations include teaching, research, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development. The Political Science Department is an expanding part of the College's School of Social Sciences, whose faculty are highly collegial and engaged as teachers, scholars, and mentors. They actively pursue the development of a dynamic learning environment for students in which research and applied learning opportunities are available.  To learn more about the College or the Department, please visit or

Duties include but not limited to:  teaching undergraduate courses that support the International Development and International Studies majors; developing and teaching a capstone practicum in international development; engaging in student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development.


Required Qualifications:  PhD in political science or closely related field (ABD considered, doctorate required at time of first renewal notification); a primary area of specialization other than the scientific study of war; commitment to and demonstrated teaching excellence; evidence of scholarly activity.  

Preferred:  applied international development experience such as project management or program evaluation experience with NGOs, governmental, private sector, or philanthropic organizations; a research agenda that involves one or a combination of the following: political and human development, human rights, health and environment; ability to develop upper division courses in international development and in the candidate's regional or topical specializations; demonstrated interest or previous experience teaching research methods and/or U.S. foreign policy; experience working with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience.

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