Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Canisius University

Position description

The department of Political Science at Canisius University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in International Relations and Comparative Politics commencing in August 2024. This position may be renewed for a second year.

The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching introductory courses in International Relations and Comparative Politics, as well as related intermediate and upper-level courses. Research field is expected to be in the general subject of International Relations.

We seek candidates committed to excellent teaching who also are active scholars. Limited departmental service is anticipated, especially helping to moderate the student-led Model UN program. Department faculty contribute to the Raichle Pre-Law Center, majors in International Relations and Political Science, the endowed William H. Fitzpatrick Institute of Public Affairs and Leadership, and several minors including Law & Public Policy. Candidates must have completed their PhD or be ABD near completion by August 2024.

A cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references, who will not be contacted without candidate permission, are required. Candidates must also include a statement outlining their support of the college’s Jesuit mission and their approach to diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging in their role as a college professor. Review of completed applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, candidates should submit materials by June 1, 2024.

Canisius University, a Catholic and Jesuit institution, is an independent, co-educational, medium-sized institution of higher education located in Buffalo, NY. Canisius University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Office of Human Resources at Canisius University utilizes an online recruitment management system. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA in order to participate in the search process should contact the office of human resources at (716) 888-2240.

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Compensation and Benefits:

Salary range: $50,000.00 to $55,000.00 annually

Please note that the compensation information is a good faith estimate of the base pay for this position. The selected candidate’s actual base pay will be based on job-related, non-discriminatory factors including experience.  Information about the total compensation package for this position will be provided during the interview process.

Benefits are available the first of the month after the full-time faculty’s date of hire and include – health, dental and vision insurance, life and long-term disability insurance, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time faculty with contribution from the University after one year. One year waiting period may be waived provided the person was employed in higher education for at least one-year full time within three years prior to hire date. University contribution would not begin until proof of prior service is received. Tuition benefits are also available for full-time faculty and their qualified dependents.

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