The Committee on International Relations (CIR) at the University of Chicago invites applications for a Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy. The initial appointment is for a three-year term beginning 2017-18. The position is renewable contingent upon ongoing curricular need, satisfactory performance review, and budgetary approval. Salary and benefits are competitive.
The successful candidate will annually teach four one-quarter courses in the International Relations MA program, including three core seminars on international political economy and one course of the Senior Lecturer's own design. The Senior Lecturer will also advise CIR M.A. students on their individual MA thesis research. In addition to teaching and advising responsibilities, the Senior Lecturer, working under the supervision of the faculty director and in collaboration with the program's other Senior Lecturer, will organize and lead co-curricular activities for the cohort of International Relations MA students, including regular academic workshops and professionalization activities for students seeking further graduate education or pursuing a career in government or the private sector, and will also oversee the program's alumni relations.
To be eligible, applicants must have a Ph.D. in Political Science or related field with a focus on International Relations. Applicants must also have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and advising/mentoring graduate students. Understanding of the University of Chicago's faculty and academic resources, and familiarity with non-academic careers in government and the private sector, are strongly preferred.
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