Assistant Professor-International Relations

  • Clemson University, Political Science Department
  • Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
  • Oct 04, 2021
Full time Political Science & International Relations Social & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description


International Relations.  The Department of Political Science at Clemson University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2022.

Specialization is open within international relations. We are especially interested in hiring colleagues who will complement the Department’s existing strengths, can work collaboratively with existing faculty members in the department and across campus, who prioritize excellence in research and both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and who firmly believe in the land grant university mission.

The Department offers a BA and BS in Political Science, a Master of Public Administration, and a Ph.D. in Policy Studies. Responsibilities include a two-course teaching load per semester. The specific combination of courses will depend on the successful candidate’s academic profile. An ability to teach graduate courses and serve on graduate committees in the department’s Ph.D. program is highly desirable.

Consistent with Clemson University’s status as an R1 research institution, excellence in scholarship is required. Successful candidates must demonstrate evidence of a promising research program and readiness to seek external funding and generate impactful publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, current CV, copies of graduate transcripts, a one-page research agenda statement, a one-page teaching philosophy statement, and three letters of recommendation. In the letter of application, candidates should comment on how they see themselves contributing to, diversifying, and/or complementing current areas of faculty expertise within the department and its graduate programs and the college broadly.

The Department of Political Science has 400 undergraduate majors, 130 MPA students, and 20 Ph.D. students. The department has 26 full time faculty (including post-docs and full time lecturers) and 4 full-time staff. Clemson University is a land-grant public institution located along the shores of Lake Hartwell in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The area is valued by many for its wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities, great weather, low cost of living, and friendly people.


Preferred and Required Qualifications


Professional qualifications include:

  • Earned doctorate at the time of start in Political Science or International Relations, to be completed by August 2022
  • Evidence of a promising and innovative research agenda
  • Readiness to apply for external research funding
  • Evidence of ability to publish impactful work in peer-reviewed journals

Application Details

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin October 31, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, upload the following to Interfolio: a letter of application addressing the specified qualification criteria and position responsibilities, current CV, copies of graduate transcripts, a one-page teaching philosophy statement, and the names and three letters of recommendation.

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Send email inquiries to: Dr. Jeffrey Peake (


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


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