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Assistant Professor, International Relations

Albany, NY - Posted on: Thursday 08/04/16


About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:

The Political Science Department at the University at Albany, SUNY is seeking a tenure-track colleague with a specialty in International Relations at the rank of Assistant Professor.  For the position, we have a strong preference for candidates with expertise in international security and conflict, foreign policy, international political economy, and/or global governance.  Priority will be given to candidates with promising research agendas and those that can build synergies with existing subfield members. We will also prioritize hiring a candidate with strong prospects for excellent undergraduate teaching. Candidates with a well-developed expertise in quantitative or qualitative methods and the ability to provide graduate-level training and mentoring in methods are preferred. An ability to teach the International Relations graduate field seminar is also a requirement. Evidence of successful pursuit of external funding and/or experience with online, blended, or experiential learning is a plus. Lastly, evidence of engagement in the broader academic community is a plus.

Located in a major governmental center, the department has 21 full-time members and offers degrees at the bachelors', masters', and doctoral level. International Relations is a separate graduate field with three dedicated lines, and the successful candidate may also play a role in the new Master's in International Affairs. The new colleague will be expected to teach courses in the field at the undergraduate and graduate level and assist with graduate student training and advising. Teaching load is two courses per semester. Salary and benefits are competitive. The University at Albany (www.albany.edu) is one of four designated University Centers in the SUNY system.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates should have an earned Ph.D. in hand by starting date, but advanced ABDs may be considered. The degree must be from a college or university accredited by a US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization.
  • Candidates must demonstrate the ability to work with and instruct a culturally and otherwise diverse population.

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Assistant Professor

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link http://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml


To Apply:

Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=74742

Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • All applicants should submit a statement of interest, curriculum vita, a writing sample or publications, and any available evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as syllabi and student evaluations) through Interview Exchange.
  • Candidates should also arrange to have a full dossier (including graduate transcript and at least three letters of reference) sent by email to POSsearch@albany.edu.

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A review of applications will start on September 9, 2016, and the search will remain open until the position is filled.