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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor – Department of Political Science

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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor position with a focus on the study of conflict, broadly defined. We anticipate considering candidates primarily from the International Relations subfield, but encourage candidates from related fields whose research tackles issues of conflict and contestation to apply as well. Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession. Candidates with a documented commitment to work with students or faculty from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented in the field through teaching, mentoring, or administration are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants at the assistant professor level must demonstrate evidence of a promising research agenda and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Applicants at the associate professor level must have an excellent record in research, teaching and service. Ph.D. in Political Science or related field required. Target start date is August 16, 2022. Salary commensurate with rank and qualifications. Candidates with demonstrated qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application materials by October 4, 2021: letter of application, CV, a representative publication, statement of teaching and research interests, and a diversity statement. The online application will require the contact information or Interfolio ID for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically by the Department within 1-2 business days after submission of the application. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to the faculty search coordinator at [email protected]

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College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor – Department of Political Science (152274)

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