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Assistant Professor of International Political Economy

The College of Idaho
Job Location:
Caldwell, Idaho
Political Science

The College of Idaho’s dynamic Department of Political Economy invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position that will commence in Fall 2022.

The Department approaches political economy in a broad theoretical manner that embraces the widest study of the social world both classic and contemporary. We emphasize the intricate relationships between politics and economics while embracing cross-disciplinary research and dialogue. We encourage approaches including area studies, historical institutionalism, heterodox economics, feminist political theory, transnational analysis, institutional economics, and public policy analysis, and we value research methods that emphasize the analysis of real-world data over formal modeling.

This position supports the College’s innovative PEAK Curriculum and two related majors offered by the Department: Political Economy and International Political Economy. The successful candidate will teach International Politics, Political Economy of Development, International Political Economy, and related courses. The teaching load is 3-3 with an additional short January-term topics course based on the candidate’s expertise. We grant significant autonomy to faculty members to design their own courses that support the department’s political economy approach and liberal arts vision. Ability to offer upper level area studies or regional survey courses on Africa, Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East is desired. Interest in providing short-term study away courses is also desirable as department faculty regularly offer such courses to Asia, Europe, and Africa as part of IPE programming.

Successful candidates will have an active research agenda while demonstrating a passion for teaching in the liberal arts tradition. They will join a student-centered department where teaching and mentoring are valued as the highest priority. Such mentorship has recently led students in the department to Marshall, Truman, and Rhodes scholarships as well as to national recognition of departmental faculty for teaching excellence. Professional development support for research, conference travel, and sabbatical leave is available.

A Ph.D. is required in International Relations, International Political Economy, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, or other related fields in international studies. Advanced ABD applicants will be considered.

Applications must include letter of interest, CV, statement demonstrating a passion for teaching in the liberal arts tradition, sample syllabi, recent course evaluations, at least three letters of recommendation, and demonstrated commitment to representation, inclusion, and equity. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States as of the expected hire date and throughout the date of the contract without sponsorship from The College of Idaho. Application review will begin September 30, 2021 and continue until the position has been filled. Please submit application materials via email to with subject ‘Political Economy Search.’

With over 125 years of history, The College of Idaho is a regional and national leader in higher education. The College of Idaho is an inclusive community of exceptional learning that challenges the ambitious and forges pathways to success and purpose.

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