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Faculty Position in Political Science and International Relations

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at Sabanci University invites applications for an open-rank, full-time or visiting position from outstanding candidates whose substantive research interests include International Relations and peace science. We are primarily interested in scholars who can teach graduate- and undergraduate-level quantitative methods courses for the Political Science and International Relations and Data Analytics programs. The candidate is expected to have a proven or developing record of published research and a promising research agenda. 

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct high-impact research, undertake grant applications, supervise PhD and MA students, engage in citizenship activities, and teach graduate and undergraduate courses. Applicants will be evaluated based on both past performance and future potential in these areas. 

Sabanci University is a private, department-free, innovative academic institution located in one of Europe’s largest and oldest cities, Istanbul. The University is strongly committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The medium of instruction is English with a teaching load of two courses per semester. The University admits top-ranking students for its undergraduate programs through a centralized university entrance examination. Faculty members are provided with highly competitive salary and benefits including an annual personal research fund, health insurance, and housing facilities on its modern campus. 

Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate is expected to start in September 2023. 

Interested applicants should submit (i) a cover letter (ii) a research statement (iii) a teaching statement and related documents regarding the applicant’s teaching experience and preferences, (iv) a CV, (v) two research samples, and (vi) three letters of reference using the online application form of the University at: 

For further questions, please contact: 

Ayşe Ötenoğlu, Faculty Administrative Affairs Manager, 

About Sabancı University 

Established by Sabancı Foundation in 1994, Sabancı University provides a world-class education to its students from undergraduate to doctorate levels. It is distinguished by its educational system, which was unique in Turkey when Sabancı University started its educational activities in 1999. It offers freedom to all its students to choose their academic program within the first two years after they are enrolled in the university. Sabancı University has been the most entrepreneurial and innovative foundation university in the University Entrepreneurship and Innovation Index produced by the Ministry of Science, Industry, and Technology of Turkey since 2012. It also ranks one of the top universities from Turkey in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. As a young university with twenty years of history, Sabancı University aspires to become an international reference point for innovation in education and research. 

Sabancı University is committed to equal opportunity and equal treatment in education and employment. The University respects all individuals without any discrimination of gender, religion, national and ethnic origin, race, color, physical disability, physical appearance, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, age, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational, admission and employment policies, and its scholarship and university-sponsored programs.