Multiple Positions - Assistant Professor in International Relations

The Department of International Relations at Bilkent University invites applications for multiple tenure-track assistant professor positions in international relations, to begin in September 2023. The department welcomes applications from scholars working in any area of specialization within the field of international relations.

Successful candidates will have a strong publication record, and at Bilkent they will be expected to produce peer-reviewed research and contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of International Relations. The positions entail a teaching load of two courses per semester, with a one-course reduction for each of the first four years of employment.

Bilkent University and the Department of International Relations are strongly committed to faculty diversity. We welcome applications from scholars of diverse backgrounds, especially from those historically under-represented in the academy.

To apply, candidates must submit: 1) CV, 2) cover letter that includes a description of research and teaching interests, 3) contact information for three scholars who can provide letters of recommendation, 4) a writing sample. Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in Political Science, International Relations, or a related academic discipline by the beginning of the appointment. The deadline for submission is 31st January 2023.

Bilkent University is an English-medium private research university located in Ankara, Turkey. It is the country’s first private, non-profit university, and global rankings regularly highlight its place as one of the leading universities in Turkey. The university offers on-campus housing, International Baccalaureate schooling options for dependents, a diverse intellectual environment, and a variety of facilities and opportunities for its staff. The Department of International Relations, which serves approximately 540 undergraduate students and 45 graduate students, fully embraces the university’s foundational objectives of providing high-quality education, producing high-impact research, and developing critical and analytical thinking.

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