Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

  • The College of Wooster
  • Wooster, OH
  • May 06, 2022
Full time Political Science & International Relations

Job Description

The Department of Political Science at The College of Wooster seeks to fill two one-year visiting positions at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin in fall of 2022 and with the possibility of extension. We are looking for two broadly trained American Politics scholars to teach introductory and upper-level courses in U.S. National Politics, and to supervise related undergraduate research projects as part of the College's Independent Study requirement. For one of the positions, preference will be given to candidates with a secondary field in international relations or comparative politics. The teaching load for each position is the equivalent of six courses, including introductory and advanced courses in Political Science and credited supervision of undergraduate Independent Study projects.

The department has nine full-time faculty members and graduates approximately 50 majors annually, many of whom pursue advanced study or careers in public policy, law, research, political campaigns, or a wide variety of social justice initiatives and community organizing. Current faculty research areas include: voting behavior, political socialization, public opinion, and political communication in the U.S.; foreign policy, political leadership within the United Nations system, political violence and human rights advocacy, environmental policy and public goods provision; language and political philosophy. For more information, please see: https://wooster.edu/area/political-science/.

We prefer candidates who will have completed their Ph.D. by the time of appointment and who have had previous independent teaching experience. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement and syllabi, a research statement, and a statement regarding how the applicant will contribute to the College's commitment to diversity and inclusion, unofficial graduate transcripts, and two or three letters of recommendation. Applications received at http://apply.interfolio.com/106051 by May 25, 2022, will receive full consideration. If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Angela Sponsler, Administrative Coordinator for Political Science at asponsler@wooster.edu. Questions about the position should be directed to Kent Kille (kkille@wooster.edu), Professor, Political Science department.

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. We are especially interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service, and who are committed to ensuring the success of diverse student populations. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse study body (24% domestic students of color and 17% international students); all applicants are expected to discuss their experience working with diverse student populations.

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