Prof Asst (Climate Politics and Equitable Futures - IR)

Cornell University
  • Location
    Ithaca, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Aug 28

Position description

Climate change and the coming climate transitions are radically reshaping global politics, with profound domestic and international implications. We aim to make Cornell’s Government Department a disciplinary leader in the integrated study of the complex political transformations that are already in process as a result of global warming as well as in developing the transformative politics needed to respond to global warming and its consequences. We are interested in scholarship that addresses topics such as the intersection of climate and environmental politics with racial and ethnic politics, indigenous politics, political economy, environmental justice, the (in)equitable distribution of the costs of climate change, the politics of sustainability, and the politics of climate related migration, among others.


As part of this initiative, the Department of Government invites applications from scholars with international, global, or transnational interests for a tenure-track position in international relations at the rank of assistant professor to begin in the fall semester 2024. A PhD is required no later than July 1, 2024. Applicants should apply online at


Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, samples of written work, three letters of recommendation, and teaching evaluations. In addition, we ask applicants to share their experiences and/or approaches (past, current, or future) to fostering learning, research, service, and/or outreach in a diverse community; applicants may submit a stand-alone statement or embed the information in other parts of their application.


We will begin to review applications starting September 20, 2023, and will continue until the search is complete.


The Department of Government, and the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator.


[Pay Range: $76,200-$211,000

Actual salary offers in the College of Arts and Sciences will be based on education, experience, discipline, and relevant skills.

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