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Visiting Professor Position at KU

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    Mary Arnstein

    The Department of Political Science, in collaboration with the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES), invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professorship at the University of Kansas.

    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. 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 position requires the successful candidate to teach 2 courses per semester. 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. 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 successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the start date of the appointment.
    Requirements: 1) A PhD in political science or a related field. Candidates should have their PhD in hand by July 31, 2021. 2) Teaching experience, demonstrated by evidence of successful teaching and/or plans for future courses. 3) Development expertise on Russia and Eurasia, demonstrated by dissertation chapters, working papers, or publications of relevance to the region.

    For complete information and to apply online go to

    Evaluation of the requirements will be made through the following documents, please be sure to attach all information to the online application:
    (1) description of teaching philosophy and research agenda in cover letter or attachments; (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in CV; (3) teaching statement; (4) research statement; (5) diversity statement; and (6) the names, emails and addresses for 3 references. Selected candidates will be asked to provide reference letters later in the process.

    Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application (response must be within 4,000 characters or less): · Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2021 and continue until position is filled.

    The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access,, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

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