Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science (American Politics)

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 28, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position summary. The Department of Political Science at Gettysburg College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning August 2021.  The department seeks candidates in the subfield of American politics, with a specialization in race and identity in America. The successful candidate will be able to teach the department’s introductory American government course, upper-level courses in his/her/their specialty and contribute to the department’s undergraduate methods requirement. The teaching load for this position will be three courses each semester.

Qualifications. Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or be ABD) in Political Science with a subfield specialization in American Politics. Teaching experience or promise of excellence in teaching is desirable. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, scholarship or governance that they can contribute to the diversity and inclusivity of our community.


Application details. Applicants should apply online at: A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching goals in a liberal arts context should be submitted. As part of the teaching statement, we ask you to elaborate on your cultural proficiencies and experiences engaging an increasingly diverse student body. Applicants should include the names and email addresses of three professional references, at least one of whom can speak to the applicant’s teaching effectiveness. After the applicant completes the online application, the professional references indicated will be contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically.

Applications and letters of recommendation received by November 20, 2020 will be given fullest consideration; however, submissions will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Bruce Larson (

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of over 2,600 students. Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.