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Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics and/or International Relations

Denison University
Granville, OH
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Sep 23, 2022

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Denison University: Politics and Public Affairs


Granville, OH

Open Date

Aug 23, 2022


The Department of Politics and Public Affairs at Denison University invites applications for a tenure-track position in comparative politics and/or international relations, beginning Fall 2023. We welcome applications at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We seek applicants whose research and teaching emphasizes the study of democratization, human rights, and/or international organizations, with a preference for a focus on the politics of Europe.

Our newly inaugurated program offers our students an integrated view of the discipline that emphasizes linkages between theory and practice; our major is structured as a learning community, where undergraduates pursue a track of interest along the lines of the traditional subfields and have multiple opportunities to share their knowledge with peers. We require our majors to complement their classroom experiences with an off-campus learning component. We are enthusiastic about our new approach to teaching about politics and public affairs, and we seek a new colleague who shares our excitement.


The successful candidate must have the demonstrated ability to teach introductory courses in both the comparative politics of democracies and international politics. An expressed commitment to organizing student participation in Model UN, Model EU, or the like is expected.

Applicants should provide evidence of teaching effectiveness from college-level courses and show promise of a strong record of publication. We seek to hire a new colleague with broad training in the study of politics. The successful candidate is expected to have significant interest in and demonstrated ability to be effective at undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting, and in contributing to the integration of the theoretical with experiential elements of our new major. The prospective teacher-scholar also will support the University's commitment to liberal arts education, be an active participant in departmental and university governance, and develop a program of research leading to peer-reviewed publication.

Candidates with a Ph.D. in Political Science or closely-related field by start date is required (ABD will be considered as Instructor until Ph.D. is attained). Our college is committed to attracting and supporting an academically and culturally diverse faculty; preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate in their submitted materials a commitment to foster a classroom and research environment that engages students from diverse backgrounds.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online at: and should include: letter of application; curriculum vitae; contact information for three letters of reference; statement addressing the candidate's teaching interests and scholarly agenda [including estimated time frame of completion of the dissertation if applicable]; transcript [official or unofficial]; teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction [if available]; at least two sample syllabi that reflect the kinds of courses the candidate would teach.

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