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Assistant Professor, International Relations/Environmental Security

Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
Closing date
May 10, 2024

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The Department of International Relations (IR) at Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank in Environmental Security, starting in August 2024. The successful candidate should have an earned Ph.D. in Political Science or related field by the date of employment.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, writing samples/publications, statement of teaching philosophy, and, if available, evidence of teaching effectiveness to the IR search committee by uploading them to Academic Jobs Online at Please also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted via Academic Jobs Online. Only submissions via Academic Jobs Online will be considered. Applications received by October 15, 2023, will be given fullest consideration and will continue to be reviewed until the post is filled.

Lehigh is among the few higher education institutions in the US that has long had a separate department of IR. This means that students with a particular interest in international affairs will benefit from a concentrated program of study that few other schools offer. The standard teaching load is 2-2, and the successful candidate will join a department with a strong commitment to both research and undergraduate teaching.

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Lehigh is recognized among the nation's highly-ranked research universities and offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, close to New York City and Philadelphia.

All inquiries regarding the search should be directed to Ms. Edann Brady at or 610-758-3390.

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