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Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in International Relations

The Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a non-tenure track post-doctoral teaching fellowship in international relations. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to teach Introduction to International Relations and/or Introduction to Comparative Politics. The Tower Center is an interdisciplinary center sponsoring programs in public and international affairs and closely affiliated with the Political Science Department at SMU, which has a full-time faculty of sixteen administering undergraduate programs in political science, international studies, and public policy. Classes are small and expectations are high in both teaching and research. The successful candidate may, depending upon expertise, offer courses relevant to interdisciplinary programs in International Studies and Public Policy. Salary, benefits, and research support are competitive. The Tower Center teaching fellow position is a one academic year appointment, 2014-2015 in this case, will carry a 2+2 teaching load, and is renewable for one additional year.

Southern Methodist University is a comprehensive university of 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students located on a beautiful urban campus just north of downtown Dallas. SMU is an equal opportunity employer. We particularly welcome applications from minority and women scholars. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a writing sample, and should arrange that three letters of recommendation be sent to: Prof. James Hollifield, Director, John G. Tower Center for Political Studies, P.O. Box 750117, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275-0117. Review of applications will begin February 3, 2014, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. All letters will be acknowledged. SMU will not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, or veteran status. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.
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