One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science
Department: Political Science Department
Duration of Position: Academic year / Full time
Position Type: Faculty
Posting Removal Date: Open Until Filled
Posting Number: 1001562
About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college college of about 2,450 undergraduates located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Position Summary and ResponsibilitiesThe Department of Political Science at Vassar College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Political Science beginning Fall 2019. Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Applicants who have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.
We seek a scholar whose teaching and research center on non-western and critical approaches to international politics. While the area of specialization is open, we encourage applicants with a focus on Africa, Asia or Latin America. The candidate will demonstrate strong competence in International Relations theory as well as critical approaches.
Qualifications Teaching load is five courses (four preps). Candidates should be prepared to teach two sections of the Introduction to International Politics course, two intermediate level courses and a seminar on topics of their choosing. Ph.D. in Political Science, International Relations or related fields is expected at the time of appointment. Salary is competitive and comes with full health benefits. Applications should be submitted online to https://employment.vassar.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52717. To apply, candidates should submit a letter of application, C.V., unofficial graduate school transcripts, three letters of recommendation, diversity statement, scholarly writing sample, and statement of teaching experience and philosophy with sample syllabi. For inquiries, email Fubing Su (firstname.lastname@example.org). For full consideration applications should be received by January 31st, 2019.
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Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
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