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Tenure-Track Position, IR & Comparative Politics

The Department of Political Science at Calvin College anticipates a tenure-track position in international relations and comparative politics to begin August 2011 (pending final administrative approval).  The department seeks candidates trained in international relations and comparative politics who can demonstrate both scholarly potential and strong teaching ability. Candidates must be able to teach introductory and advanced courses in international relations as well as Middle East politics or Asian politics. The ideal candidate will also be able to teach a course in methodology (quantitative and qualitative). The department is open to advanced courses on such topics as globalization, diplomacy, or nationalism. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2010, and thereafter until the position is filled. 

Calvin College is a co-educational, four-year, liberal arts college, with a distinctively Reformed Christian character. The college is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a city of 200,000 people situated midway between Chicago and Detroit. Faculty members are expected to support Calvin’s mission and statements of religious faith.  Calvin College is an EO employer.  Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.  Please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching and research interests, three letters of recommendation, copies of recent teaching evaluations, and samples of written work to: Amy Patterson, Chair, Department of Political Science, Calvin College, 1810 East Beltline Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-5951.

Note: Members of the department will be available to discuss the position at the 2010 ISA meeting in New Orleans.  Please contact Amy Patterson at 616-526-7028 or to arrange a meeting at the conference.