Assistant Professor-International Relations - Tenders Global

Assistant Professor–International Relations

Clark University



4261 (PS- Political Science)

Worcester, MA

Jul 29, 2022

Open Until Filled

Full-time – Exempt

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About Clark University:

Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University’s commitment to “challenge convention and change our world” and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark’s many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.

Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city “on the rise.” The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.

Job Description:

The Department of Political Science at Clark University invites applications for a tenure-track, with a specialization in international organization (broadly defined), to begin in August 2023. Candidates must have evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly promise. Candidates must have their Ph.D. in hand by August 2023.

Recognizing the proliferation of transnational and global political and security issues and challenges (i.e., climate change, global pandemics, economic inequality, democratic decay, and the proliferation of identity-based violence and discrimination) and the utility of existing regional and international institutions as well as international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), the Department seeks a teacher-scholar who will teach courses and conduct research in the area of international organization, broadly defined.

This may include (but is not limited to) the prospects for and practices of global governance, the design, function, and effectiveness of international institutions (including international and regional governing organizations), the impact and contributions of INGOs, and various forms of transnational activity (political, economic, social, and cultural). In addition to teaching courses on international organization, the candidate will also be expected to teach regularly the Introduction to International Relations course as well as a junior/senior capstone seminar in IR. The teaching load is a total of four courses per academic year.


Applications should be submitted by September 30, 2022

Additional information can be found on our website:

Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.

Additional Information:

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • CV
  • Statement of Research and Teaching Interests
  • Diversity and Inclusion Statement
  • Writing Sample
  • Transcript
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness

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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

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