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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in International and Comparative Law, International Organization, and Human Rights

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October 2, 2022

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in International and Comparative Law, International Organization, and Human Rights

Posting Details

Position Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in International and Comparative Law, International Organization, and Human Rights

Department: Political Science Department

Duration of Position: Academic year/Full time

Employee Type: Faculty Posting Number F062P

Position Introduction: The Department of Political Science at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track position in international and comparative law, international organization, and human rights at the Assistant Professor rank beginning in the academic year 2023-24.

AA Statement: Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding.

About Vassar College: Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduate students, located in the Hudson Valley, seventy-five miles north of New York City. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape. The College is located in Poughkeepsie, home to a culturally diverse community, and benefits from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually-mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

Position Description: We are seeking to fill a position in international and comparative politics. We invite applicants with scholarship in international and comparative law and human rights, particularly and preferably in regard to the global south. In terms of areas of specialization, we seek scholars whose research and teaching engages issues such as international human rights law, legal pluralism, Third World approaches to international law, international institutions, technology and human rights. Candidates should have a PhD in hand by August 2023. The successful candidate will teach introductory, intermediate, as well as advanced political science courses. The intermediate and advanced classes may be cross-listed in one or more of the Multidisciplinary Programs.

How to Apply: To apply, please visit to link to the posting for this position. Candidates should submit a complete dossier including a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a diversity statement (additional information can be found at statement/), graduate school transcripts (unofficial accepted at the time of application), at least three letters of recommendation, a sample of professional writing, a statement of teaching approach and interests, and evidence of teaching potential such as teaching evaluations and syllabi. Inquiries may be addressed to Sam Opondo, Chair, Department of Political Science and sent to

Review of applications will begin on November 7th and will continue until the position has been filled. There is no guarantee that applications received after this date will be reviewed.

Posting Removal Date

Open Until Filled Yes

For full consideration applicants should apply by:  11/07/2022

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Vita
  4. Personal Statement
  5. Diversity Statement
  6. Teaching Statement

Optional Documents

  1. Transcripts 2
  2. Transcripts 3
  3. Other 1
  4. Other 2
  5. Other 3
  6. Publication 1
  7. Publication
  8. Student Evaluations
  9. Sample Syllabi
  10. Writing Sample