Assistant Professor of Government (International Rels/Comparative Politics)

William & Mary
  • Location
    Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 11

Position description

The Department of Government serves the College by offering courses and scholarly experiences that contribute to the liberal education of undergraduates. Department faculty offer courses, seminars, directed research and directed readings that promote understanding of political phenomena ranging from the behavior of individual citizens to relations among nations. The Department develops students' abilities to analyze the normative and empirical dimensions of political issues. The Government Department offers a bachelor's degree major.

Position Summary

The Department of Government at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in the International Relations of East Asia. Appointment will begin August 10, 2024. We are interested in individuals with research and teaching expertise in the international relations/comparative politics of East Asia (especially China). Topics of interest include, but are not limited to Chinese foreign policy, US-China relations, or the political economy or security of East Asia.

Duties include research, teaching, and service to the University. The applicant is expected to establish and maintain a vibrant research program that inspires a highly motivated undergraduate student body. Teaching expectation is 2 courses per semester. Successful applicants must possess the skills to teach compelling introductory courses in International Relations and other lecture and seminar-style courses in International Relations or Comparative Politics of East Asia.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in political science or a related field at the time the appointment begins (August 10, 2024). The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated commitment to producing high-level scholarship and outstanding classroom teaching; will help the Department enhance diversity of new perspectives to its research profile and curricular offerings; and will be interested in mentoring student research or conducting collaborative research with students.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience in teaching and mentoring successful undergraduate research is preferred. Evidence of scholarly achievement or demonstrated potential as a scholar is preferred.

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