Visiting Assistant Professor in Gender and International Relations or Comparative Politics

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University of Cincinnati

Position description

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

Job Overview

The School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor in Gender and International Relations or Comparative Politics (one-year appointment with possible renewal for second year). SPIA offers an MPA, MA and PhD in Political Science as well as three undergraduate BAs (Political Science, International Affairs, and Law and Society) and a range of certificates and concentrations, including the Gender and Multicultural Politics concentration and the Feminist Comparative and International Politics concentration in our doctoral program. SPIA also houses three research centers—the Portman Center for Policy Solutions, the Center for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (CTRHT) and the Center for Cyber Strategy and Policy (CCSP).

The University of Cincinnati is an urban, public, comprehensive Research I institution committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining an academically and culturally diverse faculty. The University of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Essential Functions

The course load for the position is 3-3 (three courses per 2 semesters). Applicants will be expected to teach courses on Women in Politics, Global Gender Politics, and other courses in international relations or comparative politics. The ability to teach a course on environmental politics or research methods would be a plus.

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have a completed PhD prior to the effective date of the appointment (i.e., must have completed all requirements for graduation) in Political Science or a related field. The expected appointment will begin August 15, 2024.

Application Process

Interested and qualified applicants must complete our on-line application. In addition to the basic online application, please provide a cover letter indicating fit with the job description and SPIA programs outlined above; full and current CV; three names of references (letters of reference will be required of short-listed finalists); a teaching portfolio (e.g., evaluations, teaching philosophy). A one-page statement that includes the following: your definition of team, what makes a team function successfully and summarizing your leadership style and how you leverage the experiences and skills of your team to foster innovation, impact, and a positive working/learning environment.

Please use the ‘additional documents’ feature to include all these required items. Review of Applications will begin March 25, 2024 with applications accepted until the position is filled.

Questions should be directed to Associate Professor Rebecca Sanders at [email protected]

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate’s experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

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