The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at Sabancı University invites applications for an open-rank, full-time or visiting position from outstanding candidates whose primary research interests involve International Relations (particularly international conflict, foreign policy or civil conflict), International Political Economy, Comparative Politics (particularly political behavior, political regime change or political economy) or Comparative Politics/Public Policy (particularly Turkish Politics, policy evaluation or social policy).

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct high-impact research, undertake grant applications, supervise graduate students, engage in citizenship activities, and teach graduate and undergraduate courses.

Sabancı University is a private, department-free, innovative academic institution located in 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 on campus (or housing allowance).

Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate is expected to start in September 2020.


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 papers, and (vi) three letters of reference using the online application form of the University at: https://sucrm.sabanciuniv.edu/academiccv/application.php

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For further questions, please contact:

İnci Ceydeli, Faculty Administrative Manager, [email protected]


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With science, technology, and social structures advancing day by day, the world needs more qualified individuals who possess the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career anywhere in the world. Aware of this pressing issue, in 1994 the Sabancı Group decided to establish a “world university” led by the Sabancı Foundation.

The seeds of Sabancı University, the Sabancı Group’s most comprehensive social responsibility project in the field of education, were sown in the summer of 1995, at a search conference in which 50 academics from 22 countries as well as students and representatives from the private sector participated. The conference, however, was just the beginning, as it marked the start of an extensive process during which the leading educational institutions in Turkey and across the world were examined to find out how they work and identify the fundamentals that made them successful.

In the end, instead of choosing one university as a template or replicating existing examples and institutions, a new and unique university was designed.

Since 1999, when students began enrolling, Sabancı University itself has set an example for many universities.

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