Friday, July 22, 2005

Providence College

[Department Website][APSA elisting(requires membership)] INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (TENURE-TRACK): Our colleague Anwar ul-Haq Ahady was recently nominated by President Hamid Karzai to be Afghanistan’s Minister of Finance. This is good news for the people of Afghanistan, but Prof. Ahady’s departure leaves a vacancy in the Providence College Political Science Department’s coverage of international relations and politics in the Middle East. It also creates a tenure-track opportunity, at the assistant professor level, for a promising scholar whose active research agenda complements a commitment to undergraduate teaching. Qualified candidates from all international relations specialties are encouraged to apply, although we will be most interested in those whose work focuses on regional politics in the Middle East, South Asia, or the Horn of Africa, and those who can teach international political economy. Competence in one of the region’s languages (Arabic, Hindi/Urdu, Bengali, Persian, etc.) is desirable but not required. Teaching experience is strongly preferred. PROVIDENCE COLLEGE : Providence College is a Roman Catholic, four-year liberal arts College conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars. Located in Rhode Island’s capital city, one hour from Boston and three hours from New York City, the College has been ranked among the top regional universities in the North, for eight consecutive years. The College places a strong emphasis on its teaching mission and has a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, offering majors in 50 fields and minors in 24. Among these, Political Science is the largest undergraduate department in the arts and sciences, serving 330 majors and minors. THE POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT : Our diverse full-time faculty of fifteen is known for distinguished scholarship, innovative teaching, service to the College, and engagement with the profession. Members of the Political Science faculty direct the College’s interdisciplinary programs in Black Studies, Latin American Studies, and Public Administration, and teach in the Women’s Studies, Public and Community Service, Environmental Studies, Development of Western Civilization, and Global Studies programs. Our department’s courses are generally small (most have fewer than 20 students), and we conduct many seminars, internships, and undergraduate research projects. Salary and benefits are competitive, and we provide generous support for teaching materials, research, and conference travel. APPLICATION PROCEDURE : Applicants should hold a Ph.D in political science or be close to completion of all requirements for the degree. Please send a cover letter describing teaching and research interests, enclosing graduate transcripts, a writing sample, at least three letters of recommendation, and a sample syllabus. Please address materials to: International Relations Search Team, Political Science Department, c/o Tony Affigne, Department Chair, 319 Howley Hall, Providence College, Providence, RI, 02918. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2005 and no applications received later than October 15, 2005 can be considered. NOTE: Providence College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and especially encourages applications from qualified women and people of color. INTERVIEWS AT APSA : Several members of our department will be at APSA, and we are happy to arrange interviews with prospective applicants. If you are interested in meeting with us, please make arrangements in advance, by contacting departmental administrative assistant Sandra Murray (smurray at, no later than Friday, August 26, 2005.

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