Macalester College, Political Science

Position ID:Macalester-PoliticalScience-IRFOCUS [#25004]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Political Science / International Relations
Appl Deadline:2023/10/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/06/14, listed until 2023/10/12)
Position Description:   URMs  

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The Department of Political Science seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2024. We invite applications from International Relations scholars with a primary teaching and research emphasis in the subfield of global political economy. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate curriculum by teaching Foundations of International Relations, an intermediate-level course on global political economy and electives in at least one of the following additional areas: postcolonial studies; critical international theory; Indigenous international relations; the international politics of migration; race and international relations; Global IR; or non-Western European approaches to international relations.

The teaching load is five courses per year. We welcome candidates whose teaching and scholarly interests can build bridges to other disciplines or Macalester’s interdisciplinary departments and concentrations, such as International Studies, Asian Studies, Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Civilization, Community and Global Health, Environmental Studies, Urban Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes a statement of interest in Macalester and discusses demonstrated activity and contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in their teaching, advising, mentorship, curriculum, scholarship, service or community and professional engagement. Strong candidates will have experience and vision regarding teaching and mentorship of students of multiple and diverse backgrounds with attention to structural barriers that limit access to educational opportunities.

Applications should also include a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a research statement, an example of recent scholarship, evidence of effective teaching (e.g. sample syllabi, course evaluations, comments in reference letters), and three reference letters.

Teaching Statements should include:

-Teaching philosophy and statement of effective strategies for teaching and learning; -Experience teaching, advising, or mentoring undergraduate students; -Applied knowledge of supporting students of diverse backgrounds, interests, or prior experience with international relations coursework

Research Statements should include:

-Research specialization in international relations; -Commitment to and interest in maintaining an active research agenda; -Understanding of scholarly research in a liberal arts college and support of undergraduate student research;

All materials (cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement, research sample, evidence of effective teaching, and three reference letters) must be submitted to Academic Jobs Online. Inquiries can be directed to Professor Lesley Lavery, Chair of Political Science, Applications received by October 1, 2023 will be granted full review.

Macalester is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, with a population of approximately three million people and home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester's diverse student body comprises over 2000 undergraduates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and 99 countries. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups. International scholars will receive H-1B visa assistance if selected for this position.

Please note that candidates who are invited for a campus interview will be required to complete faculty screening questions, and offers of employment are contingent upon a successful criminal background check at the time of offer. Additionally, finalist candidates will be asked for additional references.

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Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105