Assistant Professor of Political Science (International Relations)

Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA
Oct 24, 2022
Dec 02, 2022
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College / University
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Job Posting Title
Assistant Professor of Political Science (International Relations)

Job Description Summary

Job Description
The Department of Political Science at Wellesley College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level in international relations, beginning in the academic year 2023-24.

We seek candidates with expertise in international organization and global governance, broadly defined. We are open to all areas of specialization in these subfields, but are particularly interested in scholars whose research concerns issues such as international organizations (global and regional), international law, technology, human rights, inequality, race, or LGBTQ+ issues. The search is open as to regional expertise. In addition to teaching courses on global governance, the successful candidate will also regularly teach a broad introduction to international relations. We would additionally be interested in candidates who could offer a research methods course.

Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate students in a liberal arts environment. Faculty members at Wellesley teach two courses per semester.

Applications should include the following:
  • A cover letter of no more than two pages;
  • A one-page teaching statement;
  • Additional teaching materials (e.g., evaluations and sample syllabi);
  • Writing samples of research;
  • A curriculum vitae; and
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation.
Wellesley is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive academic community through teaching, research, and service. Familiarity with and experience using pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential is a valuable qualification. Where applicable, candidates should include (as relevant) how diversity, inclusion, and equity connect to their teaching, scholarship, and service.

All materials should be submitted online by visiting our application website at We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2022, and will continue accepting applications after that date. If circumstances do not allow you to submit materials through our on-line application system, please email us at Specific inquiries should be addressed to Prof. Tom Burke, chairperson of the department, at

Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees hired after August 2, 2021 are required to upload proof of vaccination against COVID-19, subject to approved medical or religious exemptions or disability accommodations.

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Time Type
Full time

EEO Statement
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Wellesley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Wellesley College and all its subcontractors shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that Wellesley College and all of its subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

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