The undergraduate International Relations (I.R.) Program of the University of Pennsylvania is searching for a full-time Lecturer in International Relations for Academic Year 2017-18. The I.R. Program is a multi-disciplinary major in the College of Arts and Sciences that serves 200 – 300 majors. Its primary missions are to instruct, advise, and promote the career development of its students. Most of their curricula consist of courses offered by affiliated or related departments across campus, especially Political Science, History, and Economics. The I.R. staff itself is responsible for year-long seminars in which every senior in the program completes an original thesis. Helping the seniors conceptualize, research, and write their senior theses is the primary responsibility of our Lecturers.
The requirements of this position include the teaching of four course units of instruction (two courses per term), in most cases two senior seminars capped at 20 students. The successful candidate should also be able to teach International Relations Theory and Practice and a praxis course on research methods for international relations (an undergraduate level survey course). When enrollments permit, however, we encourage Lecturers to offer a course in their own expertise through a related department (e.g., history and political science) and may have the opportunity to offer such courses as overload in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies. Lecturers are also expected to assist in general advising of I.R. majors for two – three hours per week in addition to office hours associated with their courses. All I.R. staff members are encouraged to participate occasionally in extracurricular activities sponsored by the I.R. Program.
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