Assistant Professor, American Politics

  • Rollins College
  • Winter Park, FL, USA
  • Jun 22, 2024
Full time Political Science & International Relations

Job Description

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Assistant Professor, American Politics



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Position Summary:

The Department of Political Science at Rollins College invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of American politics, beginning August 2025. We seek an Americanist with proficiency in research methodology. Substantive focus is open, although applicants able to contribute to Rollins' interdisciplinary programs such as African & African American Studies, American Studies, Data Analytics, or Public Policy and Political Economy, are especially welcome.

Our department members regularly engage in student/faculty collaborative summer research, international field studies, and honors thesis supervision. The regular teaching load is three courses per semester, including Introduction to American Government and one course yearly for our general education program.

Rollins College is a comprehensive liberal arts college located just north of Orlando, FL, a diverse metropolitan community with a thriving economic and cultural scene. Nearby Orlando International Airport provides easy access to U.S. and international destinations. The college emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes and ranks number one among 121 Southern master's-level universities in the annual rankings of “America's Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. Please visit the college website at www.rollins.edu.


Minimum Qualifications and Education:

  • Ph.D. or ABD in Political Science with a specialization in American politics and proficiency in research methods.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, preferably in the liberal arts.
  • Ability to contribute to, help foster, and sustain a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment at Rollins.
  • Record of scholarly activity showing strong potential for future publication.


Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants must apply online via the College's employment website and upload the following materials as follows:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Provide three reference names and email addresses on application


Inquiries can be directed to:
Mike Gunter
Chair, Department of Political Science
mgunter@rollins.edu

**To discuss your application in person or schedule an introductory interview at the 2024 APSA, contact our department chair via email at mgunter@rollins.edu.**

The closing date for applications is Friday, Oct. 11, 2024.


Diversity & Inclusion at Rollins:

Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences—from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives—as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. To learn more, please click here.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities.

Benefits &
Perks:

  • Paid Holidays and College Closure Days
  • Eligible for Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurance (within 30 days of hire)
  • 100% Employer-Funded Health Reimbursement Account ($125+/month)
  • 100% Employer-Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • 11.5% Employer Retirement Contributions
  • Discounted On-Campus Dining Meal Plans
  • FREE On-Campus Parking
  • FREE Access to Campus Amenities (gyms, pools, library, sporting events and more)
  • FREE Full Tuition for Employees and their Families
  • Pet Insurance
  • 100% Employer-Funded Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Award-Winning Wellbeing Programs: Blue Rewards, Rally Dollars, Hinge Health Musculoskeletal Coaching
  • Plus More!


Additional Perks:

  • Local & National Discount Programs, including Winter Park Locations (i.e. shops, restaurants, gift cards and more)
  • FREE E-Training Courses & Professional Development Opportunities
  • IT Software & Laptop Discounts (Apple, Lenovo, and more)
  • College Bookstore Discounts
  • Annual Service Awards & Recognition Programs
  • Discover what it's like to live in Orlando: Live, Work, Play and Learn
  • Plus More!


Click here to review our full benefits package.

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Service Months:

9


To apply, visit https://jobs.rollins.edu/cw/en-us/job/493676/assistant-professor-american-politics

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Rollins is the best college in Florida, but don't just take our word for it. See what the experts are saying. Explore all of the ways Rollins is top ranked—from our academic excellence and expert faculty to our unparalleled campus and one-of-a-kind study abroad opportunities.

For the 15th consecutive year, Rollins College has been named a “Great College to Work For”! Be a part of the Rollins experience and find a place where you belong. Ready to join us?






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