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Assistant Professor of International Affairs

Assistant Professor of International Affairs: Lewis & Clark College, a private liberal arts college with 2,000 undergraduates, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of International Affairs, beginning in fall 2020. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement the department’s strengths

Teaching and research in (1) Middle East and United States Foreign Policy or (2) Human Rights and International Law are particularly desirable. In addition, applicants are desired with interdisciplinary exposure to international relations and with interest and ability to teach an introduction to international relations course.

Ph.D. in a field central to international relations is required at the time of appointment as a tenure-track member of the faculty. The usual teaching load is five courses per academic year, with a course reduction in the first year, and there is a one-semester pre-tenure sabbatical. Potential for excellent teaching and research at an undergraduate institution is essential. A complete application must include (1) a cover letter of application, which includes statements of research interests and teaching experience, as well as a description of how the applicant’s teaching and/or work in the campus community will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity; (2) a statement of teaching philosophy; (3) a statement of research plan; (4) a curriculum vitae; (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness; (6) sample of scholarship (published articles, and/or works in progress); (7) graduate transcripts; and (8) three letters of recommendation
(uploaded separately by the referees).


All materials should be addressed to Bob Mandel, Chair International Affairs Search Committee, and must be submitted via Interfolio []. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Lewis & Clark College will conduct background checks on the finalist(s). Lewis & Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex or age. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or OCR. The College is committed to preparing students for leadership in an increasingly interdependent world, and
affirms the educational benefits of diversity. (See

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