Assistant Professor of Political Science/Policy Studies-2 Year

Iowa, United States
Competitive Salary
Dec 22, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Department of Political Science and the Policy Studies Concentration invite applications for a two-year appointment in policy studies beginning Fall 2021. Preferred candidates will have a Ph.D. in political science, with a focus on public policy. Applicants with a Ph.D. in public policy will also be considered. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible.  The teaching load is five courses/year over two semesters, including Introduction to Political Science, Foundations of Policy Analysis, intermediate and advanced courses in political science and an advanced seminar in policy analysis, in areas of the candidate’s expertise.


Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by February 1. Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), a sample of written scholarly work and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor H. Wayne Moyer, at [] or 641-269-3173.


Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matter of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.


An offer for this position will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.