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Bilkent University, Department of International Relations

Multiple Positions – Assistant Professor in International Relations (Bilkent University).

The Department of International Relations at Bilkent University invites applications for multiple tenure-track assistant professor positions in international relations, beginning in September 2024. The department welcomes applications from scholars working in any area of specialization within the field of international relations broadly defined.

Successful candidates will have a strong publication record, be expected to produce peer-reviewed research, and contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate programs. The positions entail a teaching load of two courses per semester, with a possibility of a 50% course load reduction for the first 2 – 4 semesters.

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 October 15th, 2023.

Faculty members from Bilkent IR department will be present at the APSA 2023 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA. Please contact us via to arrange an informal meeting if you would like to get more information about the position, the department, and the university.

Bilkent University is an English-medium not-for-profit private research university located in Ankara, Turkey. It is the country’s first such university, and global rankings regularly highlight its place as one of the leading universities in Turkey, and in the world. The university offers on-campus housing, International Baccalaureate schooling options for dependents, a diverse intellectual environment, access to excellent private health care, and a variety of facilities and opportunities for its staff. The Department of International Relations, which serves approximately 600 undergraduate students and 70 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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