Saturday, January 12, 2008

Spring 2008 Job Rumors

Because the Fall 2007 thread is really, really long.

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Anonymous said...

Anything on UW Seattle???

russell_e_lucas said...

Thanks to a new Dean:

The Department of Political Science at Florida International University (FIU) invites applications for an Instructor position in World Politics to teach general and specialty courses and to supervise FIU’s award-winning Model United Nations program. The start date will be August 15, 2008. Applicants should have a Political Science Ph.D. or expect to have it in hand by that date. Florida International University is part of the 11-university State University System of Florida and is located in the Miami metropolitan area. FIU has a student population of 38,000 and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a “High Research Activity” institution. Political Science at FIU is a dynamic and research-oriented department with 18 faculty, active M.A. and Ph.D. programs, and more than 800 undergraduate majors (for further information please visit the departmental website at http://www.fiu.edu/~polsci/.). Full hard copy packets (with cover letter, cv, three letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, and if available, writing samples) should be sent so as to arrive by the deadline of February 28, 2008 to: Professor John F. Stack, Jr., Search Chair-World Politics and MUN, Department of Political Science, DM 480, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199. Applicants are also encouraged to submit their cover letters and cvs through https://www.fiujobs.org/ (please see “Political Science: World Politics/MUN”). Florida International University is an Equal Opportunity /Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Anonymous said...

Why is it that the adjunct faculty usually ends up having to sponsor the Model UN team, even at schools that have pretty good Model UN teams?

Anonymous said...

Because we're willing to.

Anything to make nice for the "real" faculty who may (usually may not) decide to keep us around.

Anonymous said...

anyone know who got the interviews for the GW Latin American IPE?

Anonymous said...

On the above request re: GW Latin America, the candidates interviewing this week are:

alison post, harvard
leonardo martinez-diaz, brookings
cintia quiliconi, usc

source: someone attending their job talks

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know of any cases in which adjunct or other non-regular faculty have gotten tenure track jobs at the same institution?

Anonymous said...

2:47-

Furman University (SLAC) recently hired their two-year instructor on the tenure track.

I'm sure there are others, but my sense is that, sadly, what schools seek in a temporary person (willingness to teach high load, for instance) is often different than what they seek in a long-term person.

Anonymous said...

Posted this on the wrong thread last week: does anyone know the status of Williams or UMass?

Anonymous said...

2:09-

Rumor has it that Williams is still located in the Arctic tundra.

Anonymous said...

Yes, that is true, so what polar bear did Williams hire for the job?

Anonymous said...

UMass' process is still ongoing.

Anonymous said...

As someone who has been adjunct at two SLACs where there was a TT search, in my field, with my specialization, and where I wasn't offered the job because the department decided to "go a different way," I can lend some support to 11:02 Jan 17's intuition. Once they've worked you out, you're just another body.

Anonymous said...

I was on a 1-year visiting position at a top 50-ish R1 as a replacement for a faculty member who had left and they offered me the tenure-track position after a competitive search the next year. I know of other people in similar schools who had similar experiences. In all cases, we knew going in that they would be searching for a tenure-track job the year we were there and, at least in my case, they had suggested that I would be getting serious consideration for that position. Essentially, they insinuated that they were bringing me on a trial basis to see if they wanted to keep me long-term.

If they haven't made this clear going in, though, then I'd suspect you have little chance of getting the tenure-track position and they're only bringing you in to cover classes.

Anonymous said...

"any cases in which adjunct or other non-regular faculty have gotten tenure track jobs at the same institution"

Don't select on the dependent variable. You can find such cases, but they are extremely rare relative to the number of adjuncts who did not get (but sought) tenure track jobs at the same institution. It is always possible to find odd cases, but be careful if you seek to generalize from them. One of Duke's most prominent political science professors, for example, does not have a PhD. This tells us it is possible, but little else.

Anonymous said...

someone's grumpy!

Anonymous said...

FYI: Two jobs at Trinity College, Dublin.

The Department of Political Science, within the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy, seeks to make appointments to a three-year and a five-year lectureship, with effect from 1 October 2008.

Search is open to applicants with a variety of different research interests, but IR or IPE prominently included. In terms of teaching load, location and research environment, very good jobs.

http://www.tcd.ie/vacancies/cd_aca_political_science_Lect_Jan_08.php

Anonymous said...

Re: Williams.
According to rumor, Paul MacDonald got the offer, and possibly accepted.

Anonymous said...

University of Puget Sound is interviewing Kelly Wurtz (ABD UCSD) for their junior IPE position. He's one of three--anyone have information on the others?

Source: classmate.

Anonymous said...

The Wiki lists a candidate for Elon--is this correct information or is the search still open?
APSA ejobs makes it sound like a fresh position, with apps due in 2.5 weeks.

Anonymous said...

>The Wiki lists a candidate for >Elon--is this correct information >or is the search still open?

This search is closed

>APSA ejobs makes it sound like a >fresh position, with apps due in >2.5 weeks.

Yes, it is a new position. Source: I received a letter from Elon thanking me for applying to the previous search and suggesting that I apply for the new position.

Anonymous said...

I'll "amen" the previous comment on Elon as I too received the 2nd letter. From what I've heard, though, it's a place to avoid ...

A similar question on job searches needs to be asked of Victoria Univ in New Zealand. It appears they are re-listing the same 2 positions that appeared in the fall. What's up with that?

Anonymous said...

"From what I've heard, it's a place to avoid..."

What is meant by this? Internal struggles? Funding?

Anonymous said...

Any news on Portland State, Georgia Tech, UNLA, Georgia State,and Georgia Washington IR searches? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I don't know why Victoria Wellington is reposting. But having interviewed with them, O can say that it seems like a great place to be.

Anonymous said...

How about Colorado State IR search?

Anonymous said...

I got a rejection letter today from Williams saying that someone in their first batch of candidates accepted the job. Anyone know who took the job?

Anonymous said...

Any news on the senior positions at Duke or UNT?

Anonymous said...

What is happening at Binghamton now that Cullen Hendrix declined their offer?

Anonymous said...

Binghamton has invited candidates for interviews.

Anonymous said...

UNT is in the middle of job talks for the senior search.

Anonymous said...

I thought Duke was not moving at the senior level (for the nth time).

IR Rumor Mill said...

We're getting a lot of posts asking about the accuracy of a particular rumor on the wiki concerning the move of a well-known professor. We have reason to believe the rumor is accurate, but we have no confirmation at this time.

Anonymous said...

For the Colorado State U question, I received a rejection letter stating that they offered the position to someone. It looks like Furhman rejected the offer though. Haven't heard anything since.

Anonymous said...

Contrary to previous comments, Duke has made a senior offer.

Anonymous said...

Duke has also been unsuccessful in hiring anybody at junior level this year.

Anonymous said...

What happened to Brown this year?

Anonymous said...

Duke's senior offer is still pending. They're waiting to hear.

Anonymous said...

Isn't duke's junior offer still pending? Or did Weiss turn it down?

Anonymous said...

...waiting to hear from the candidate (accept/reject)? Or from the administration (authorize tenured hire/or not)?

Anonymous said...

Weiss has declined Duke's offer.

Anonymous said...

On the senior offer, Duke is waiting to hear from the candidate.

Anonymous said...

About the re-advertising of the 2 positions at U Victoria at Wellington: my hunch would be that they had a primary + spousal hire fall through at the last minute. Don't know what that means, though, if you applied in fall already and did not get called.

One thing to keep in mind is that even the top unis down under often interview at APSA and ISA because of the expense of flying people out. So getting your application in now might get you an interview at ISA, for example.

Anonymous said...

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Attn: Wanda H. Denton. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2008 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For more details:
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Anonymous said...

Leslie Johns accepted UCLA's offer. Source: Departmental e-mails, confirmation by search committee member

Anonymous said...

Desha Girod (Stanford ABD) just interviewed at Georgetown.

Anonymous said...

Has Weiss accepted an offer elswhere?

Anonymous said...

Regarding the Victoria Wellington job I understand they made offers to a full prof and a junior hire, only for them to fall over for complicated spousal reasons. These are same positions being readvertised, but they have huge growth in enrolments, hence their regular searches for new staff. They will have people at ISA this year. In NZ even junior positions are 'permanent' ie tenured from day one, and the teaching load is light. They have some good people.

IR Rumor Mill said...

11:41 am: No.

Anonymous said...

Daniela Donno accepted an offer from the University of Pittsburgh.

Source: Rejection letter from University of Pittsburgh named her as accepting their offer and joining their faculty.

Anonymous said...

Any information on Portland State? Reed (also in Portland)?

Any word on Vermont? I've seen nothing on the big board or the Wiki.

(second post after an error)

IR Rumor Mill said...

A quick note: we can't post rumors that violate our "confirmation required" standard just because someone references "departmental emails." We assume such posts are sincere, but we have to be cautious.

1) Rest assured that we try to confirm such rumors;
2) You can always forward those emails to us, perhaps masking your own address... :-)

Anonymous said...

What is Berkeley going to do after losing their first two picks?

Anonymous said...

You know, why is it that every time I type "Homer-Dixon" I find myself thinking of Mojo Nixon?

Anonymous said...

There are seven American University positions on the big board and only one resolution. Any idea about some of their other positions?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know of offers at Georgia Tech for Science & Technology, and also IR positions? The wiki indicates 2 hires for the Security position.

Anonymous said...

This wiki is correct about the 2 security hires. An offer is out for the S&T line, too.

Anonymous said...

Any updates on Oklahoma State IPE search?

Anonymous said...

Any word on the IR position at Arcadia or the CP position at CUNY John Jay?

Anonymous said...

could someone pls put up the link to the wiki site? i tried looking for it but am unable to find it, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Your wish is my command:
http://bluwiki.com/go/Polisci0708

Anonymous said...

http://bluwiki.com/go/Polisci0708

Anonymous said...

James Vreeland (Yale; NYU Ph.D.) has accepted the international relations/international organizations job in Georgetown's School of Foreign Service.

Anonymous said...

Do you know what is the Pittsburgh procedure about notifications? Do they call to tell you that you were not selected for the job, or simply send a letter after the job has been accepted?

Anonymous said...

Is Barbara Koremenos at UCLA or at Michigan? I am confused, as both Departments list her in their website, and her CV at Michigan's website doesn't clarify things.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have an update on UMass Amherst?

Anonymous said...

UMass will soon be issuing invitations for another round of interviews.

Anonymous said...

12:44am If you're asking about the PS dept at Pitt, my experience is the chair (Barry Ames) is very candid and conscientious about informing all interviewees after a decision vote. Sit tight.

Anonymous said...

Koremenos is at both -- in fact, she was just seen wandering the hallways at Bunche Hall (UCLA) not two weeks ago.

Anonymous said...

Confusing - can one be employed at TWO institutions as a tenured faculty member?!?!

Anonymous said...

Regarding Pitt's PS job - There's a 3:14 pm,. 1-29 post that says a rejection letter was received and says they made a hire.

Anonymous said...

Re:9:16 AM Feb. 5 about the UMass position, is the department interested in receiving new applications?

Fellow Frozen Minnesotan said...

If anyone's interested in info on St Cloud State in MN, they're scheduling phone interviews at the moment. Source: Wiki and colleague being interviewed. So any Midwesterners out there, there's some info for you.

Anonymous said...

Re: 10:26pm -- in general it seems that (i) if the costs of applying are low (eg, you're an ABD already on the market), then there's little harm in trying, or (ii) if the costs of applying are high (eg, you're already an assistant somewhere and would need to ask for letters, etc), then e-mail the search chair and ask directly.

Anonymous said...

Southern Illinois at Carbondale has a short list and is contacting candidates for on-campus interviews for its International Security position.

Source: Email sent to one of those candidates.

Anonymous said...

Marquette University recently contacted some candidates to see if they were still available/interested. As this was about two weeks ago, they are probably now down to their short list and have made invites.

Source: I was one of the folks contacted on the "long" short list.

Anonymous said...

I saw something about Portland somewhere so I'm curious if any info is out there on PDX (Portland State). No? Sure someone has heard something.

Anonymous said...

Any word on the Ole Miss or Georgia State searches? Who have they interviewed? Any offers?

Anonymous said...

I think Ole Miss invited two people for interviews, but I do not know who. They just invited interviews in January, so I am not sure if there has been an offer made yet or not.

Source: Someone on the Ole Miss faculty.

Anonymous said...

Phone interviews are underway at Elon.

Anonymous said...

Has CIDE made calls yet?

Anonymous said...

Elon's deadline is today (11th), but they started phone interviews early enough to be a rumor on the 10th?

Is this common practice?

Anonymous said...

Georgia Tech has made an offer for the IR position.

Anonymous said...

Yes. One of the top ten rules of the job market: deadlines, schmeadlines. Get your stuff in as soon as possible. In my experience, committees usually at least look at everything that arrives before the deadline, but that doesn't stop them from talking to candidates of high interest before their deadline.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to second that earlier post seeking information on Portland. The deadline was a month ago... Also, anything on Seton Hall or is that job for another blog?

Anonymous said...

Anyone know what happened with the Brown search?

Anonymous said...

What happened with Lewis and Clark's China and Europe searches this year?

Anonymous said...

Did Minnesota make an offer?

Anonymous said...

have received very kind "sorry we won't be interviewing" form letter from Arcadia.

Anonymous said...

Seton Hall is presently conducting phone interviews.

Anonymous said...

Just for clarification on the Victoria U. of Wellington positions, there is no such thing as 'tenure' in the NZ system. The recent announced layoffs at Canterbury prove this, as they are letting good people go for purely financial reasons.

Forgive me if it's been mentioned, but U. of Otago has opened a search for a senior position to run their peace studies program that they just got a big bequest to start up. Senior peace and conflict studies people from Europe and N. America (or Australia) should take note, as I'd bet they won't be hiring anyone from within the country.

Anonymous said...

Linfield College (Oregon) and Saint Anselm College (New Hampshire) have hired.

Source: Rejection letters

Anonymous said...

Rumor had it that Elon was doing phone interviews by the 10th. Any updates?

Anyone know of other SLACs that may still post in this season?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I'm a junior UK academic and am unsure where to look for US academic postings (research and teaching) in IR/security studies.Could anyone recommend a website?

Anonymous said...

Elon has made on-campus invitations

Anonymous said...

Become member of APSA (www.apsanet.org) and you can have access to the e-jobs there.
ISA website
www.isanet.org

Additionally, http://chronicle.com/jobs/100/800/6000/,
http://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/search.cfm?JobCat=90

Anonymous said...

10:08-

APSA's EJobs is the biggest central posting site, but the Chronicle of Higher Education has listings, as well. There are some smaller sites, but they don't seem to carry many ads that are not already on EJobs.

That said, someone competitive to get a job in IR in the U.S. should know about the APSA site already, really.

Anonymous said...

I think 11:55's comment or dig at the competitiveness of someone seeking an IR position in the US needing to know about APSAnet is a bit misplaced and unnecessary here. It's a subtle insult, if you ask me.

That said, I'm curious how the phone interviews at Seton Hall went. Are they seeking a policy wonk? I got lots of questions on policy analysis. I thought the position sought a theorist and Africanist. Also, any word on Portland? Honestly, if you got a call from them post it! I'd love to know.

Anonymous said...

So if some people got letters from Arcadia saying they didn't make the short list, has anyone gotten any interview requests?

Anonymous said...

Arcadia has invited three people for campus interviews beginning Feb. 14.

Source: Job talk announcement

Anonymous said...

Any news on Puget Sound IPE?

Anonymous said...

GW's Asia search has made at least one offer.

Anonymous said...

How about GW's international political economy (latin america) - is there an offer?

Anonymous said...

any word from nyu center for gobal affairs. they apparently hired in the fall but also re-opened their search with a deadline of jan 18. has anyone heard since then?

Anonymous said...

The GW (IPE latin america) offer went to [redacted].

Anonymous said...

While we're on GW, any word on their various security studies searches?

Anonymous said...

I've heard 3rd-hand that Llewelyn Hughes (MIT) got the GW Asia slot.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone confirm the wiki note that Seton Hall is scheduling campus visits? You'd think that if you had a phone interview that they'd at least call and tell you that you weren't invited, right?

Anonymous said...

You'd think that if you had a phone interview that they'd at least call and tell you that you weren't invited, right?

***********

I would not count on that AT ALL. Common courtesy does not necessarily apply in the academic job market.

I had an on-campus interview when I was on the job market a few years ago. I'm still waiting to hear from them that I didn't get the job.

Anonymous said...

Where is Weiss headed to?

Anonymous said...

"any word from nyu center for global affairs. they apparently hired in the fall but also re-opened their search with a deadline of jan 18. has anyone heard since then?"

'Phone interviews are done and they are scheduling campus visits next week and the week after.

Anonymous said...

RE: 11:26 Comment

No call back after a campus interview? Wow. Some people are rude in this business.

Onwards and upwards, did the Vermont job disappear or did I miss something?

Anonymous said...

Agree with 11:26am. Just this winter I had to call a dept chair five weeks after an interview for which they'd said they'd make calls the following week. He blamed it on the Dean's office dropping the ball but it was consistent with other gaffes by the school (e.g., unilateraterally changing my interview date after I'd already made arrangements for covering my classes, etc).

It wasn't the first time a dept never contacted me post-campus interview. My expectations for follow-up on a preliminary phone inteterview would be pretty low.

Anonymous said...

Vermont canceled their IPE search. source: someone who interviewed 2nd round.

Anonymous said...

Is the visiting position at Reed (in Oregon) a new position or a deadline extension? I think it's a deadline extension but not sure. I wonder if that means all the applications received were not deemed good enough and so the deadline was moved to get better applicants. Is that a fair reading of the extension?

Anonymous said...

Anyone have any information on the UNT senior searches?

Anonymous said...

Wiki has JC Weiss going to Yale. Confirm or deny?

Anonymous said...

Concerned FSU student here: Any word on what's going on with Moore, Hensel, and Ehrlich?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps concerned FSU student should walk down the hall and ask...

Anonymous said...

People are asking about senior scholar moves. However, I would strongly suggest not revealing any of this information until things have been settled. This is much more sensitive.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't the UNT senior search in Comparative (they also had a senior American)?

Anonymous said...

I know someone who interviewed for the senior UNT position who is clearly IR

Anonymous said...

Nuffield College intends to appoint, with effect from 1st September 2008, a Research Fellow in Experimental Social Science (RFESS).

Deadline April 4th.

Applications are invited from post-doctoral researchers of any country wishing to undertake research in any area of experimental social sciences. The main interests of the College are in Economics, Politics and Sociology, but these are broadly construed to include, for example, social science approaches to history, social and medical statistics, international relations, social psychology, public policy, and social policy. The College has recently begun an initiative in Experimental Social Science that includes a 20 station experimental lab that is dedicated to experimental research by scholars and students at Oxford University. It also includes a regular seminar on Experimental Social Science that highlights the research of leading experimental social scientists. The RFESS will be expected to play an active role in promoting the development of the Nuffield Centre for Experimental Social Science.

Details are available at:

http://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/General/jobs/Research/Fellowship08

Anonymous said...

"any word from nyu center for global affairs. they apparently hired in the fall but also re-opened their search with a deadline of jan 18. has anyone heard since then?"

'Phone interviews are done and they are scheduling campus visits next week and the week after.


Anyone have any names?

Anonymous said...

Has all concern over the job situation ended on Feb 29?

Anonymous said...

RE 7:18

Yeah, my guess is no one's talking anymore or has no information. All that's left, really, are the smaller schools that have no grad students so we depend on those getting interviews to keep us posted. That seems unlikely to happen.

Anonymous said...

Jessica Weiss is welcomed as a new assistant professor on a Yale Dept of Political Science Newsletter, here: http://www.yale.edu/polisci/info/calendar/wb08-02-18.htm

Guess it is official.

Anonymous said...

I have a question for those with experience at both policy schools and "normal" political science departments: aside from the attitude and salary issues, what are really the big differences? I'm trying to decide where I would fit in better, and while I'm leaning toward traditional poli sci departments, I'm wondering just how much of a difference there really is in terms of the intellectual atmosphere, pressure to research certain kinds of things (or avoid certain topics), etc. Any advice out there?

Anonymous said...

If I see one more word about Weiss, I'll go (more) nuts.

The Rumor Mill sucked this year. Where did we go wrong?

Anonymous said...

The Portland State opening was offered to Bruce Gilley (Queen's Univ. Canada). Gilley accepted the offer according to the department

Source: candidate who received rejection letter

Anonymous said...

Did Duke not hire again in IR this year then? They made an offer to Weiss.

Anonymous said...

Rumor is that Duke has made a tenured offer (to someone who has been openly on the market) that remains open, but it looks like their junior search has petered out again.

Actually, that raises an interesting question: there were an astronomical number of good jobs posted this year, but many of those places appear not have made a hire. That would presumably imply that there will be quite a few good positions available next year, no?

Anonymous said...

As someone who interviewed at 2 places who later cancelled their searches (and I heard varying reasons why), not sure what this really means for next year. Vermont's IPE search has been cancelled two years in a row -- makes me think they can't get their act together over there.

And contrary to another comment above, there are quite a number of places (not just small ones) still interviewing. I've got a big one coming up myself :)

Anonymous said...

This notion that the rumor mill "sucked" this year poses an interesting social science question, social scientists.

Have candidates of the past, let us say, 3-5 years, had different experiences on the market with all the presumptive "information" available to them via rumor blogs than those seniors among us had in the era before the internets tubes?

Or is the assumption that "more information is better" that is often used as a rationalization for these blogs simply that -- an unfounded assumption?

I could probably phrase the research question better, but the coffee maker hasn't finished brewing my morning's blood yet.....

Anonymous said...

Re: 7:02 March 4 on Public Policy vs. Political Science

If the mill were more active, I'd put this someplace else, but since it's slow I'll share a couple thoughts based on my own experience as a PS Ph.D. in a PPol school.

Forget about everything you thought about, read about, and wrote about in graduate school, other than your math chops and your substantive knowledge of congressional roll-call voting.

PPol has its own literature and its own debates. Neither my colleagues nor my publishers care about or want to hear about offense/defense realism, Waltz-Morgenthau-Snidal-Schweller and etc., whether this that or the other is an "important" question for I.R. theory or has interesting implications for the study of the security dilemma.

They. Don't. Care.

If you peruse leading PPol journals, you'll notice the articles are much smaller than one typically sees in IO or IS.

The literature reviews are short and deal with PPol literature and eschew the typical, "in the beginning was the Word and the Word was 'take care of yourself'" that we so often see in I.R.

Work is empirical but largely not theoretical-formal.

They'd buy, for example, a cross-national comparison of how ministries of defense allocate resources to ground or air forces, but wouldn't buy a theoretical explanation of why ground forces are more destabilizing in the international system than air forces no matter how elegant the mathematical model (and I'm just using that as a for-instance -- I have no idea whether or not that's really true).

So you have to make a choice early -- do you want to engage questions of public policy (what my students call "the real world") or do you want to engage debates in I.R. theory?

Apart from the rarified few at places like KSG, you can't do both.

N.B.: This is all just based on my personal experience (and some success in PPol), and I'm not claiming the ability to extrapolate beyond this one case, so please hold off on all the "but my brother-in-law" comments that almost inevitably follow these sorts of things.

Anonymous said...

One should temper potential enthusiasm about next year's job prospects with the realization that many states are in quite a fiscal pickle.

Anonymous said...

Any junior IR hires in these departments?

Stanford
Rochester
NYU
Duke polisci
Columbia
UC Berkeley
UCSD
Michigan Ford
Harvard
Chicago Harris
Cal tech

Anonymous said...

Marquette has opened its IR-Security search back up for an additional month. The ad on Ejobs
(Listing ID: 13271) is as follows:
Search re-opened to March 31, 2008: The Political Science Department at Marquette University invites applications for an entry-level tenure-track position in International Relations. The successful applicant will specialize in International Security Studies. A solid grounding in international relations theory is essential. Area expertise in the Middle East, Africa, or South Asia and/or expertise in formal methods is also desirable. Qualifications: Ph.D. or ABD with graduate course work and teaching experience in International Relations is required. The position begins with the 2008-09 academic year. Application Deadline: March 31, 2008.
Interested individuals must apply for this position at the following website: https://careers.Marquette./applicants/Central?quickFind=51199.
The website contains further application instructions.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Anonymous said...

Re: 6:58 and public policy schools

I won't challenge this person's experience, but I will point out that my own experience in a public policy school is quite different.

Yes, many of my colleagues are interested in questions that are more directly tied to contemporary policy issues, but they also recognize and value theoretical work of the type that is rewarded in political science departments.

To put this most bluntly: I will not get tenure unless I have published in leading academic outlets--outlets that typically value theoretical work. In fact, the tenure standard I am facing is essentially indistinguishable from that of many political science departments around the country: a book with a major academic press (or for a certain type of scholar, a series of articles in top tier journals), publication in top academic journals, and demonstrated progress on a second major project. Any publishing I do in policy journals beyond that is welcome gravy, but that alone won't get me over the bar.

Like 6:58, one person's experience. . .

Anonymous said...

Who did Binghamton hire from their junior search?

Anonymous said...

Policy schools are not created alike. A place like UCSD's IR/PS includes many people contributing to IR theory (e.g. Gourevitch, Kahler, Haggard). A place like Georgetown includes many people who had extensive prior policy experience. My best advice before choosing to work in ANY department would be to look at the work being produced by people there and asking yourself if you would be happy in that environment. Personally, I couldn't deal with a department full of pundits.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have any additional knowledge about U. of Oklahoma's search for "Associate Director of International Programs." I saw the ad in Foreign Affairs, which suggests, inter alia, a large budget for this search.

Anonymous said...

I am teaching in a department where faculty are getting tenure without a single authored book, and the tenure clock is allowed to go on for 8 or 9 years. (This is a top 50 research institution.) When they do publish, their publisher of choice is Penn State University Press. Any opinions on the reputation of this publisher? I don't see it on lists of best publishers, etc. What do you think of non-university presses, such as Lynne Rienner?

Anonymous said...

I'm 6:58 and I agree with 12:29, though I'm not sure we're using the same definition of "policy." I might be reading it wrong, but it sounds as if 12:29 is differentiating between "academic" (i.e., scholarly) and "policy" (i.e., "Foreign Affairs" magazine, etc.).

I have to publish in "academic" forums -- by which I mean scholarly forums -- but in the public policy field, not in I.R. As an example, my desired publishers would be Chicago and Kansas, whereas as an I.R. person I'd probably want Cambridge or Cornell, etc.

As to 8:06 and UCSD IR/PS, to be honest few of my colleagues -- whose doctoral degrees are in public policy -- consider IR/PS to be a "policy school." The work done by IR/PS folks is, as 8:06 points out, great. But again it deals with "I.R." questions far more than with "PPol" questions.


I think part of the problem is defining what counts as a policy school. The Naval War College, for example -- a "policy school?" So for me, the academic field of the degree is the decisive criterion.

To clarify my first post, when I use the term "public policy" I'm not talking about places that do policy-relevant work. I'm talking about places that award degrees in public policy and not in political science.

Anonymous said...

Regarding 8:06, it does indeed appear that Oklahoma has put some money into its School of International Affairs, possibly at the behest of the university president.

Anonymous said...

Binghamton went back to their pile after Cullen Hendrix declined their offer.

Anonymous said...

To 10:57 on the perceived quality of different book publishers see pages 22 and 23 of this report:

http://www.wm.edu/irtheoryandpractice/trip/surveyreport06-07.pdf

It looks like IR Professors think Lynne Reinner and Routledge are the two best publishers that are NOT university presses. It also looks like IR Professors don't think much of Penn State University Press. I think Penn State is more oriented toward Comparative Politics.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what happened to the American and Comparative blog? It has no new postings for weeks, and furthermore has been eating old posts..

Anonymous said...

RE: American & Comparative Blog.

Don't know why-- but you need to scroll down to "post a comment" then hit "newer/newest." This will send you to the current blog. The moderator has removed several George/Miami comments (I read them early this morning and they are gone now).

Anonymous said...

Just noticed that Colgate is advertising a 2 year visiting position similar to the tenure track one from the Fall. Does this mean no hire was made for the tenure position or is this an additional position?

Anonymous said...

Centenary College in LA is conducting phone interviews (source: candidate)

Michael Lipson said...

Concordia University’s Department of Political Science invites applications for one limited-term appointment in International Relations. The successful applicant should be able to teach undergraduate level courses, including Introduction to International Relations and International Political Economy, as well as a senior seminar course in an area commensurate with the applicant’s expertise. This is primarily a teaching position; candidates will teach three courses per term. Preference will be given to candidates with PhD in hand. Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the required position has been filled

Please send your hardcover application by April 1st. Applications should consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the department contact.

Dr. Peter Stoett, Chair
Department of Political Science
Concordia University,
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.,
Montreal, Qc.
CANADA
H3G 1M8


This position is subject to budgetary approval and need, and is a full-time, limited-term appointment, normally at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, beginning August 15, 2008 and ending May 31, 2009. Successful candidates will normally be expected to teach three courses per semester. Under the provisions of the current CUFA collective agreement, individuals holding this position may be re-appointed twice subject to continued need.

For additional information please visit our Website at:
Political Science Department
http://politicalscience.concordia.ca/
Arts and Science
http://artsandscience.concordia.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.

Anonymous said...

Re Feb 25, 11:43 a.m.:
The Reed deadline extension is a result of "a delay in final approval of the position," according to a letter from the search committee.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know who interviewed/was hired at Elon?

Anonymous said...

Any word on Purdue Calumet?

Anonymous said...

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position (req #472) to begin August 15, 2008. We are looking for candidates who are well prepared to teach and do research in International Relations and American Foreign Policy. In addition we expect candidates to be able to teach Introduction to Political Science. We require candidates to be prepared to teach courses totally on-line using WebCT or Blackboard. The normal teaching load is 12 hours per semester with two or three course preparations. The successful candidate will teach three or four totally on-line courses each academic year. Ph.D. by time of employment is required.

To apply: submit a letter of application referencing req. #472, CV, three recent letters of reference, a statement of teaching philosophy, copies of graduate transcripts, examples of research, and all relevant teaching evaluations and syllabi to: Neil Snortland Department of Political Science, UALR, 2801 South University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204. Electronic submissions preferred nesnortland@ualr.edu reference req: # 472 in the subject line or fax to 501.569.8271. For more information visit http://ualr.edu or http://ualr.edu/polsci/. Position begins August 15, 2008 and will be open until filled.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, and person with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. The person hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Anonymous said...

Elon has made their IR hire.

source: candidate

Anonymous said...

Re 7:34 AM, March 11, 2008

Reed has contacted candidates on the short list to see if/when they will be at ISA for interviews.

Source: candidate

Anonymous said...

Visiting Aung San Suu Kyi Endowed Chair in Asian Democracy

The Department of Political Science at the University of Louisville seeks to appoint a visiting scholar to serve as the Aung San Suu Kyi Endowed Chair in Asian Democracy, August 2008 through May 2009. This is an open rank search, but the successful candidate should have an active and successful research program; a strong teaching record; and the willingness to contribute to the intellectual life of the new Center for Asian Democracy. In their letter of application, candidates should highlight research and/or teaching expertise related to the development of democracy and/or democratic institutions or practices in an Asian context.

This Visiting Endowed Chair position could be used to supplement a sabbatical leave, though the Department encourages all interested candidates to apply. Next academic year, we anticipate conducting an open rank search for a tenure-track colleague to fill this position. The Visiting Endowed Chair is not intended for very recent graduates seeking post-doctoral research support. Department faculty will be available for preliminary meetings with potential candidates at the annual convention of the International Studies Association in San Francisco, March 26-29, 2008.

Salary, teaching loads and benefits are negotiable and competitive. The Visiting Endowed Chair will teach courses related to his or her area of expertise and present at least one research seminar during the academic year.

Created with a substantial endowment in 2006, the Center for Asian Democracy hosts Visiting Fellows, publishes a book series with the University Press of Kentucky, runs a speaker series, and regularly sponsors conferences and workshops. The Center is housed in the Department of Political Science, which has 18 full time faculty, approximately forty masters students, and approximately 600 undergraduate majors. The University of Louisville is a state-supported research university with an enrollment of over 21,000 students, located in Kentucky’s largest metropolitan area. For details about the Center for Asian Democracy, please visit the website: http://louisville.edu/asiandemocracy/.

Applicants must apply online at www.louisville.edu/jobs, Job Opening #22542. In addition, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references to Rodger A. Payne, Chair, Department of Political Science, 203 Ford Hall, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA. Phone: 502-852-3316, Fax: 502-852-7923. Review of applications will begin April 15, 2008, but will be accepted until the position is filled. Email inquiries are welcome: r.payne@louisville.edu.

The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.

Anonymous said...

Anyone got any info on some of those European jobs that APSAnet posted (meaning jobs in Europe not ones for those who study the place)? Off the top of my head I can remember one in Rome and another in Dublin but I'm sure there were others. There was one in Amsterdam too but I think one needed to speak Dutch, which seems like a good idea, so not sure that applies to us.

Anonymous said...

Stephanie Rickard (UCSD via Penn State) got the job at Dublin. I know this because she told me, and then she moved to Ireland. She is teaching in Dublin this semester.

Anonymous said...

Stephanie Rikard took a job at Dublin City University (not to be confused with Trinity College, Dublin or University College Dublin, both of which have older more established poli sci departments). If poster was referring to recent Trinity jobs, I hear they are not interviewing till late April but have shortlisted.

Anonymous said...

How important is it to present at APSA the year you are on the market? Has anyone heard from APSA yet?

Anonymous said...

Re Richard, If a serious IR scholar was to move to Ireland it would not be to Trinity. They are effectively an IR’less department. No idea about UCD but Dublin City University is a relatively resource rich place – gave a seminar last year and they flew me in from the US for a week just to talk to grad students. More of a Professional School it seemed to me with an emphasis on rat choice.

Anonymous said...

Trinity College Dublin has a small department, with at present only one IR lecturer, William Phelan, who moved from Middlebury College last year, although there are several others interested in the European institutions and therefore international organisation and law from that particular angle. It may well be that the current hiring process will increase the IR numbers.

Despite being a small department, TCD puts considerable emphasis on research output. It was rated as 40th in the world in Simon Hix's political science department rankings, for example.

http://personal.lse.ac.uk/hix/Working_Papers/Hix-PolStudiesReview-2004.pdf

Anonymous said...

Are we really going to do this? Parse the research productivity of all the universities in Dublin? My guess is that if Dr. Rickard is leaving a good US department for Europe, it is because she has much more important things to think of, god forbid, than her ranking on the Hix scale. Like rainbows and Guinness.....

Anonymous said...

I agree with 1:55. A lot of us do think about quality of life and not just academic rankings. I mean, who'd turn down a job in Rome if it came up?

Anyway, someone mentioned Trinity College (yes, in Dublin) had a shortlist going. I'm curious what the source on that is. Have people been contacted?

Anonymous said...

Re: Trinity shortlisting, source informed by someone reliable inside department. It is worth bearing in mind that the job interview process is very different in USA than in UK/Ireland (continental Europe a whole other matter again). Everyone on shortlist is contacted at the same time and told to appear on a given day. If they cannot make allocated time slot (even if first choice candidate), then they lose position, possibly to someone on a reserve list. All candidates are interviewed on the same day in exactly the same way (something to do with labor law and fair process). I have even been 'forced' to socialize with other candidates, over a glass of sherry. On the plus side you usually know if you have the job (or are first choice) on the day of the interview versus waiting weeks.

Anonymous said...

Re: European job interviews

Do the job candidates all give their presentations on the same day--one after the other while the others sit around and wait their turn?

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Anonymous said...

Where is Thies going?

Anonymous said...

Thies to Iowa

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Anonymous said...

On European job interviews:

Yes, in the UK and Ireland it is common that all candidates give job talks one after the other (but these are usually shorter than US talks). The candidates may even meet for lunch or social events.

I should point out however that it is very misleading to call this "European". Every European country has different procedures. Many states on the continent has an evaluation committee that submits a written evaluation, without any talk by the candidate.

Anonymous said...

Are there any senior moves still in the works?

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Anonymous said...

Any news from UNT? I heard rumors of major senior hires, but don't want to speculate here. Can anyone confirm what is going on at UNT?

Anonymous said...

Got an advice or perspective question- not sure which. Either way, I've noticed that a couple of schools that posted tenure track jobs are now looking for visiting positions in the same field (Lewis & Clark and Colgate come to mind). In one case I received a letter asking if I'd like to be considered for the visiting position. But if someone wasn't worth considering for the tenure position why would she/he be considered for a visiting position? Why not just call up those on the shortlist? Is applying again, which doesn't take much, a waste of time?

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Anonymous said...

Perhaps the visiting position would be seen as a tryout for the tenure-track position?

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Anonymous said...

Regarding 3:18 on Visiting Positions.

Not sure these are trials. From reading other posts here and in the other discussion areas it seems that being at a school in any form- visiting, adjunct- seems to lower one's odds at getting a job that turns tenure track at some point.

I think if a tenure job becomes visiting after a closed search it could mean anything. I guess an outright rejection letter would tell you more. Then you'd know you were definitely not on a shortlist!

But if Lewis and Clark has a visiting position open now what info do people have on this?

Anonymous said...

I know of some visiting jobs that transferred into tenure-track jobs, one even without a national search. However, I know of more situations in which the visiting person was interviewed but not seriously considered, or not even given an interview (ouch!).

Also consider the effect of the typically higher teaching load on your ability to position yourself for the next year's market...

Anonymous said...

Is it fair to assume that the deleted comments concern senior movement?

Anonymous said...

Is Matt Baum still at UCLA? Or did he move elsewhere?

Anonymous said...

Syracuse is scoring two major appointments in Fall 08.

Anonymous said...

Re: Syracuse, 1) any word on what sub-fields these are, and 2) when you say "in fall 08" do you mean they are about to announce a search for positions that start this fall (unlikely) or they will announce this fall for 09?

Anonymous said...

For a visiting person who does not even get an interview for the tenure track job, would you assume that this person is now unhirable anywhere? In other words, is that person's reputation so damaged that he would not be able to get a tenure track position?

Anonymous said...

RE: 8:04PM, I don't think that is necessarily the case at all. Department needs in hiring vary considerably so the emphasis in hiring for the T-T line may be different than that which the visiting prof fits. Plus, search committees are notoriously fickle so I don't think that not hiring a visitor can be taken as a sign of anything. My department did not interview someone who was in one of our visiting lines and was well liked because he did not fit the ultimate emphasis of the position that we were looking for. The visiting professor went on to get a good tenure track job elsewhere that same year.

Anonymous said...

8:04: I wrote the initial comment about knowing of people who were not even interviewed for a TT job where they were visiting.

I agree with the other response- though it happens, I wouldn't take that as a sign that the visiting person won't get any TT job. Committees are all over the place in terms of what they want, and I don't think that most candidates are noticed enough to develop "reputations" at all, to be honest.

Unless you're senior or one of the top "hot" junior candidates and really do something terrible that people talk about, committees generally don't know what happened at other schools until long after it's relevant, if ever.

So, if you are one of those visiting people who didn't get a TT interview at your institution, try not to take it personally, realize that committees have all kinds of priorities and pressures to weigh, and get your applications out for the other jobs in the market. Unless you tell, most likely no one outside your current school will ever know this happened.

Anonymous said...

To 8:04
No, not being invited to interview at a school where you are visiting is normal, and holds no implication for your prospects elsewhere.

I know this both from personal experience as a visitor in more than one department where I wasn't invited to interview, and from friends who experienced the same thing -- all of whom landed tenure track jobs in other departments.

Also, in my current (recently tenured) position, I've served on hiring committees for both visiting and TT positions. We look for different things for each. So you may not be what the school that hires you for a visiting job is looking for in a TT hire, but some other school may be looking for exactly what you do.

My take is that schools hiring for visiting positions should avoid any implication that the visitor will have an inside track on a TT job, since it usually doesn't work out that way but can leave hard feelings if the visitor expected otherwise. It's healthier to go into a visiting position viewing it as a stepping stone to a TT job somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

At ISA there was lots of talk about senior moves, and some information revealed. It should make it's way here sooner rather than later, as word travels fast around the hotel lobby.

This is not encouragement to speculate; wait until the information is made official. It's the right thing to do.

Anonymous said...

GWU made the following hires:

"For this coming academic year (2008-2009) we are pleased to welcome Llewelyn Hughes (M.I.T.), Jai Kwan Jung (Cornell), and Harris Mylonas (Yale) to the faculty."

Source: departmental website

Anonymous said...

Any news on Marquette?

Anonymous said...

Colin Elman and Miriam Elman (now Arizona State) will move to Syracuse in Fall 2008. This is confirmed by Elmans.

Anonymous said...

Rickard move was at least partly to solve dual location problem. Shane Martin, Irish, is now also at Dublin City.

Anonymous said...

University of Western Georgia is conducting interviews this month. A colleague of mine has an interview there for a tenure track assistant position.

Anonymous said...

Who is invited for the interview at Univ. of West Georgia?

Anonymous said...

i am a grad student now redoing my resume. i was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of what they think are good examples of what an academic resume should look
like?

apologies if this is the wrong place to post...

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