The Department of Political Science at Mercer University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Political Science, with specialization in International Relations and Comparative Politics. The start date is August 1, 2022. Duties will consist of teaching seven undergraduate courses per year. Courses within the program may include introduction to international relations, research methods, and comparative regional or country specific courses. The successful candidate will be expected to help inspire and develop new experiential learning opportunities, promote study abroad, support the Mercer on Mission Program, develop international service-learning experiences, encourage and mentor undergraduate research, and to actively support college wide core programs such as the Integrative Studies series and/or Great Books.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in Political Science, International Relations, or related field from an accredited college/university is required. ABD candidates will be considered at the Instructor rank but are expected to complete their degree requirements within one year of starting at Mercer. We are searching for a colleague who is broadly trained in international relations and comparative studies and can contribute regularly to the International Affairs track offered by the department. Strong preference will be given to candidates who show a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, evidence of interdisciplinary training, and whose scholarship focuses on aspects of political, economic, social and/or environmental development in the Asia region. Fluency in a second language, a background in liberal arts education, and membership in Phi Beta Kappa are considered added advantages. Candidates with backgrounds in human rights, international organizations, or environmental politics are highly desirable.
Background Check: Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
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