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Department of International Relations

Bilkent University’s Department of International Relations invites applicants for multiple tenure-track, open rank positions in international relations commencing September 2021. The search is open with respect to subfield (e.g. foreign policy, international political economy, international security, conflict processes).

Candidates are expected to have rigorous methods training and promising research potential.  A strong publication record for senior appointments is required. Successful applicants will have a teaching load of two courses per semester, beginning with a reduced load in their first four years, maintain productive research programs, and supervise graduate students. Bilkent University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty; female scholars are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates must submit 1) CV, 2) cover letter, 3) research statement, 4) teaching statement, 5) three letters of recommendation, and 6) a writing sample to ir@bilkent.edu.tr by December 1st 2020. Applicants are expected to have completed a PhD in Political Science, International Relations or a related area by the beginning of the appointment.

Bilkent University is an English-medium private research university located in Ankara, Turkey. It is the country’s first private, non-profit university, and is globally renowned as a research and teaching institution. The university offers on-campus housing, International Baccalaureate schooling options for dependents, a diverse intellectual environment, and a variety of other facilities and outstanding opportunities for its staff.

The Department of International Relations, which serves approximately 460 undergraduate students and 60 graduate students, fully embraces the university’s foundational objectives of providing high-quality education and high-impact research.