Assistant Professor of International Relations in Human Security, Bucknell University

Bucknell University, Assistant Professor of International Relations in Human Security. Bucknell University’s Department of International Relations invites applications for a full-time, tenure track assistant professor position in International Relations to begin August 2012. PhD at time of appointment is preferred. Candidates with training in International Relations, Political Science, Sociology, Geography, Economics, or other relevant interdisciplinary PhD degrees will be considered.

We are seeking a candidate whose teaching and research interests are in human security, including but not limited to international peace and conflict resolution, disaster management, peace building, economic, environmental, or food security, humanitarian assistance and relief, nongovernmental organizations, and health security. Additional ability to teach core courses in International Relations (e.g. Theories of International Relations, and Globalization), as well as a regional focus other than Europe, Asia, and Latin America, would be considered an asset. Interest in developing interdisciplinary courses that would appeal to a broad university audience is encouraged.

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be appointed directly to the Department of International Relations and will be expected to contribute to the College of Arts and Sciences core curriculum, which might include a First Year Foundation Seminar. For more information on the College of Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum, see: For information on the Department of International Relations, see:

Bucknell University: Bucknell University, located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, is a highly selective, privately endowed comprehensive university offering baccalaureate degree programs to approximately 3,400 undergraduates. Bucknell faculty teach five courses a year and are eligible for an untenured faculty leave in their third or fourth year of teaching in addition to sabbaticals after each six-year period of service. The starting salary for all ranks is highly competitive.

How to Apply: Applications must be made online at Online applications require a cover letter, CV, a teaching portfolio (including a statement on the candidate’s teaching philosophy, his/her scholarly agenda, sample syllabi, one writing sample, course evaluations), and three letters of reference. All application materials must be received by November 15. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. More detailed guidelines on submissions can be found at the Jobs website listed above.

Bucknell University values a diverse college community and is committed to excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Bucknell University especially welcomes applications from women, minority candidates, and members of underrepresented groups. For additional information visit