The Department of Political Science at the University of Kansas, in collaboration with the university’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES), invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professorship, to begin on August 18, 2021.This appointment is limited for two academic years, ending May 2023. This is a full-time position with a 2:2 teaching load as well as service and research obligations (see below). Applicants are expected to have a PhD in Political Science or a related field by the start date of the appointment.
We seek applications from scholars specializing in international relations, foreign policy, international security, or cybersecurity whose research illuminates Russia and Eurasia’s global influence and situates the region in an international context. Teaching assignments will include existing courses in Russian and Eurasian foreign policy, Russian and Eurasian politics, and the opportunity to develop courses in the candidate’s own areas of expertise. Candidates are expected to contribute to CREES’s interdisciplinary intellectual community and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies as well as political science. In addition, candidates are expected to take part in standing committees in political science and international relations.
The Political Science Department and CREES are committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive educational environment for students, faculty and staff. The successful candidates will have experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
The University of Kansas is located in the beautiful, historic, and culturally vibrant city of Lawrence, a thriving community 40 minutes from the Kansas City metropolitan area and 30 minutes from the state capitol Topeka. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest school within the campus and plays a central role within the University. Founded in 1865, KU is a designated Carnegie comprehensive doctoral institution and research university and is one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The University enrolls more than 28,000 students, offers students, and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate and professional programs, which include education, public health, medicine, law, and a number of allied social science and humanities disciplines.
The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the start of the appointment.