Knox College

The Department of Political Science & International Relations at Knox College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Political Science & International Relations, to begin September 1, 2024. We seek applications from international relations scholars and are open to specialization within the IR field.

Knox College, established in 1837, is an independent, selective liberal arts institution with a mission of access, a diverse student body, and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. We are particularly interested in creative, energetic teachers of undergraduate students who can contribute to Knox College’s considerable diversity and reflect that diversity in their teaching, mentoring, and research. With over 35% of the student body identifying as U.S. students of color and more than 15% international students, the College seeks courses appealing and welcoming to all of Knox’s students.

The position involves a six-course teaching load (two courses in each of three 10-week terms) that includes introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in international relations, as well as other courses that are within the candidate’s area of expertise and that contribute to the general liberal arts curriculum.

Our department covers diverse areas in our teaching and research methods and interests, to which an ideal candidate will contribute. The candidate we hire will have substantial autonomy to revise our long-standing and popular International Relations major around their own set of specializations and priorities.

Knox College provides a competitive salary and a strong benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, and access to a retirement plan; a tuition remission benefit is available after a two-year waiting period. Additional information can be found on our Human Resources webpage at

Qualifications: Ph.D. is expected at the time of appointment, but exceptional ABD candidates will be considered.

Application Instructions
Candidates should submit:

  • A cover letter that addresses the qualifications listed above, including the candidate’s research interests, teaching interests, and approach to teaching a diverse community of undergraduate students
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial graduate transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

Submission via Interfolio:

Review of applications will begin on September 12, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be addressed to

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. In addition, Knox College is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its accompanying regulations from so discriminating on the basis of sex.

The College official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Non-Discrimination is Kimberly K. Schrader, Title IX Coordinator. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College’s policies that prohibit discrimination and harassment should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to this Notice of Non-Discrimination and the College’s policies and procedures.

Title IX Coordinator
Kimberly K. Schrader
Old Jail 12 | Campus Box K-209
337 South Cherry Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309-341-7751

Inquiries about the application of Title IX to Knox may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the United States Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, or both. Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights for additional information.

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education-Chicago Office
500 W Madison St., Suite 1475
Chicago, IL 60661-4544
Phone: 312-730-1560

Inquiries regarding the College’s policies regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) should be directed to either the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources or Director of Disability Support Services identified below.

For Employees:
Office of Human Resources
Administrative Services Center 109 | Campus Box K-200
368 South Prairie Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309-341-7200

For Students:
Director of Disability Support Services
Stephanie Grimes
Umbeck Science and Math Center E111 | Campus Box K183
340 South West Street
Phone: 309-341-7478

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