Assistant Professor, Middle East Politics

The Department of International Relations at Bilkent University announces a January 2010 opening for an Assistant Professor position in Middle East Politics, with a focus on both traditional and emerging security concerns in the region. Qualifications include the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in international politics, foreign policy analysis, and international relations theory, as well as electives in Middle East Politics. Applicants with regional language and cultural familiarity are particularly welcome. ABDs close to completion of a Ph.D. will also be given consideration.

Bilkent University (, located in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara, is the oldest private university in Turkey, and is an internationally recognized research institution. The medium of instruction is English. The Department of International Relations ( is a vibrant and large department, offering a variety of courses. It benefits greatly from the interdisciplinary assets of its international faculty. Bilkent University encourages both teaching and research excellence; thus, the yearly teaching load is 2/2. Benefits include free housing, competitive salary package (additional compensation for publications), health insurance, subsidized bilingual/English-only education at the on-campus IB accredited private school for the children of faculty members. Bilkent University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV with a publication list, writing samples (max. 30 pages), and three reference letters to: Attn: IR Middle East Search Committee, Dr. Ersel Aydinli, Chair, Department of International Relations at and/or 

Applications received by November 15, 2009 will be guaranteed full consideration.