Instructor in International Relations (Bilkent University)

Bilkent University’s Department of International Relations invites applicants for an instructor position commencing in September 2022. This is primarily a teaching position and candidates are expected offer a variety of compulsory (Intro to IR, research methods, foreign policy analysis, IR Theory, international organizations, international law, IPE, etc.) and elective courses (global environmental issues, media and foreign policy, area studies etc.) at the undergraduate level. We seek candidates in any subfield who are able to teach a broad range of undergraduate classes. Instructors are expected to participate extensively in the intellectual life of the department, including opportunities to attend seminars and workshops, and present research. The course load is 8 (4+4) courses per academic year. Salary is competitive.

Candidates must submit 1) CV, 2) cover letter, 3) teaching statement, 4) teaching portfolio including syllabi and student evaluations, and 5) min. two letters of recommendation by May 1, 2022. Applicants are expected to have completed a PhD in Political Science, International Relations or a related area by the beginning of the appointment. Please note that per a new regulation by Turkish Higher Education Board, only Turkish passport holders can be hired for “Instructor” position.

Bilkent University is an English-medium private research university located in Ankara, Turkey. It is the country’s first private, non-profit university, and is globally renowned as a research and teaching institution. The university offers International Baccalaureate schooling options for dependents, a diverse intellectual environment, and a variety of other facilities and outstanding opportunities for its staff.

The Department of International Relations, which serves approximately 460 undergraduate students and 60 graduate students, fully embraces the university’s foundational objectives of providing high-quality education and high-impact research.

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