International Relations/Comparative Politics/Southeast Asian Studies, NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

The Department of Political Science and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University (NIU) anticipate hiring a tenure-track position in comparative politics (CP) or international relations (IR), open to all ranks, beginning August 16, 2017.

The successful candidate will teach classes and conduct research, in either CP or IR, with a regional focus on Southeast Asia. If the candidate’s first field of study is CP it is preferred that their second field be IR. Although the search is open to country experts from anywhere in the region preference will be given to candidates who have studied either Burma or Thailand. Additionally, preference will be given to candidates who can teach quantitative and/or qualitative methods courses at the graduate level.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and the strong likelihood of a sustained publication record are expected. A Ph.D. in political science by the time of appointment is required. The Department of Political Science offers B.A., B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. For more information please visit and

Applicants at the junior level must send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, appropriate transcripts, writing samples, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants at the senior level must send a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and a list of three references. All materials should be sent via email to Questions about the position may be directed to Scot Schraufnagel, Political Science Chair at File completion issues should be directed to April Davis at

A pre-employment criminal background investigation is required. Northern Illinois University is an AA/EEO institution and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Review of completed applications will begin on October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.


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