2016-04-27 23:17:00

Multiple Faculty Positions at Abdullah Gul University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Abdullah Gul University (AGU), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences invite applications for multiple faculty positions in the Department of Sociology and Political Science and International Relations.

We primarily seek sociologist, political scientists whose work has been concentrated on migration, gender and conflict resolution areas. Major responsibilities include teaching courses in sociology and political sciences and helping to develop and to expand programs.

The successful candidate will understand, support, and advance the liberal arts, excel in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level, and have an active research agenda. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in a related field, and will be considered for positions at all academic ranks (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor). International candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until all positions are filled.
 Successful candidates will be expected to initiate and maintain externally funded research programs, be committed to teaching excellence and student mentorship at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and be involved in service to the university and profession.

At the Assistant Professor level, applicants are expected to demonstrate exceptional academic credentials and promise for a distinctive career in research. At higher ranks, evident track record of research accomplishments, including successful research funding, is expected. Particularly attractive is demonstrable ability or interest to initiate interdisciplinary research and university-industry collaborations.

AGU is a recently established state university in Kayseri, Turkey with a strong foundation support that significantly supplements the state-provided resources. The university aspires to stimulate innovation and creativity in addressing global problems and to provide added value to society through focused cooperation projects that involve students, faculty, and for- and non-profit organizations. To this end, the university places great emphasis on interdisciplinary research, university-industry collaboration, and innovative teaching. The benefits of working at AGU also include eligibility for state pension and other advantages that accrue from being an employee of the state. The university offers internationally competitive salaries and benefit packages including furnished housing, thanks to the support of the AGU Foundation.
 AGU is located in Kayseri, an education center with four universities and an industrialized city in central Turkey with a population of about 1.3 million. In addition to its rapidly growing vibrant economy, the city is a transportation hub offering easy access to centers in Europe and Turkey. In addition to its renowned culinary specialties, and close proximity to Cappadocia, skiing, trekking and alpinism in Mt. Erciyes, and historical points of interest in and around the city makes Kayseri a center of attraction for many domestic and international visitors. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching, and the names and contact information of three references. Application materials should be e-mailed:

Prof. Dr. Dilek Cindoglu

Abdullah Gul University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences