The Department of Political Science at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in International Relations to begin in the Fall of 2019. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to teach introductory and upper-level courses in International Relations, as well as to extend departmental coverage in Comparative Politics in regions including South Asian, South-East Asian, East Asian, or Central and Eastern European (including Russia) politics. The Political Science Department is home to both a political science major and an interdisciplinary international relations major, and the successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in the management of the international relations major program.

All International Relations subfield specializations will be considered, including, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • international political economy
  • comparative foreign policy
  • security studies
  • intra or inter-state conflict
  • peace studies
  • conflict resolution.

We are especially interested in the ability to develop and teach courses at the intersections of traditional discipline and subfield specializations. We are committed to providing our students with excellent educational and co-curricular opportunities, and our faculty has significant mentoring experience with new teachers in postdoctoral and junior faculty appointments. For example, we offer regular programming in professional development and all tenure-track faculty are entitled to a fully paid pre-tenure sabbatical and research funds to support scholarship.

Minimum QualificationsA PhD at the onset of the appointment (August 2019) is required.

A commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship.

For full consideration, the following are to be submitted via Wheaton’s online application system: letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; statement of research philosophy; evidence of teaching effectiveness (materials on your teaching history, including sample syllabi and course evaluations); and at least one scholarly writing sample.

Wheaton strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their letter of application how their teaching and scholarship might support the College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. In addition, the letter of application should also include areas of specialty, as well as explain the candidate’s interest in teaching in a liberal arts environment.

The application form will also request contact information for three references. Please note that references will be contacted via email once an application has been submitted, and asked to upload letters of recommendation directly to the online application system.

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior teaching experience; classroom experience is highly desirable.
  • Dedication to scholarly achievement.
  • Commitment to the liberal arts environment.

ADA StatementIndividuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

EEO StatementWheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700 undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23% of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the College actively encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Posting Number: 0600603