The Department of Politics and International Relations at Ursinus College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level in the field of Comparative Politics or International Relations beginning in the Fall 2014.  Area of experience and expertise is open. Applicants with teaching and research interests in East Asia, Middle East and Africa are particularly encouraged to apply. Professional experience in international governmental or non-governmental organizations is a plus, as is the ability to teach a course on quantitative and qualitative methods in political science. The teaching load is five courses per year and includes two introductory sections of either comparative politics or international relations; remaining courses will reflect the candidate’s interest and expertise. The new faculty member will also be expected to supervise student research and internships and to participate in teaching the college’s first-year seminar (Common Intellectual Experience).

Required qualifications: 1) earned doctorate in Political Science; 2) demonstrated potential for teaching excellence; 3) demonstrated potential for research and publication. A conferred Ph.D. by the beginning of the Fall 2014 semester is required.

Established in 1869, Ursinus College is a highly selective, nationally ranked, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college with a tradition of academic excellence and a strong commitment to undergraduate research in a student body of approximately 1,600.  It is located in Collegeville, PA, 25 miles from center-city Philadelphia. 

Ursinus College is an AA/OE Employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.

Candidates should submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, three current letters of reference, official transcripts, and a statement of teaching and research interests to politicssearch2013@ursinus.edu; course syllabi and teaching evaluation summaries should be sent if available. Alternatively, hard copies of the same materials may be sent to Dr. Rebecca Evans, Politics Department Chair, Ursinus College, 601 Main Street, Collegeville, PA 19426-1000.  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.