Assistant or Associate Professor in International Relations

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile - The Institute of Political Science

The Institute of Political Science (ICP) of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position (Assistant or Associate Professor) in International Relations. The University strongly values diversity and we encourage members of all nationalities and backgrounds to apply. 

The ICP is among the highest ranked political science departments in Latin America.  Comprised of a highly international group of scholars, it is a hub of theoretical, empirical and applied research in the region. The ICP offers undergraduate, M.A. and Ph.D. programs. It admits the most talented Chilean students to its undergraduate and graduate programs, and hosts a large number of exchange students and a steady stream of visiting professors from all over the world.  Santiago is a vibrant metropolitan area and a short drive from Chile’s renowned pacific coast and spectacular Andean mountain range.

Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to high quality research, publication and teaching.  Teaching obligations are limited to three courses per year.  Fluency in Spanish is valued, but candidates who express the willingness to perfect basic proficiency are encouraged to apply. The ICP offers financial support for language classes and courses may initially be taught in English. 

Salary is competitive and complemented by research grants, travel stipends, and support for international exchanges.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Political Science or a related field. ABDs are welcome to apply as long as they obtain their degree by the position’s starting date.  

Applications should include a personal letter, curriculum vitae and a writing sample (journal article, book or dissertation chapter) that provides evidence of research performance.  Applicants should also include teaching evaluations and course syllabi to assess teaching potential, graduate transcripts, an official copy of their B.A., M.A, and Ph. D. degrees, and three letters of recommendation.

Please direct informal inquiries or application packages (in either English or Spanish) via e-mail to Umut Aydin (, Chair of the Search Committee, until November 1st, 2017. The position’s starting date is March 1st, 2018.

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