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The Department of Political Science at Boston University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in International Politics. The search is open with respect to specific substantive focus and methodological orientation. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024, pending final budgetary approval. The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate students and will hold a PhD at the start of the appointment.

To ensure full consideration, please submit the following materials by October 1, 2023: cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, diversity statement, sample of scholarly writing, and three letters of reference. In the diversity statement, applicants should demonstrate past/current or outline future contributions to inclusive excellence in research, teaching, and/or outreach. Please submit applications via

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