Government-Visiting Assistant Professor Political Theory

Colby College
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 21, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Government-Visiting Assistant Professor Political Theory Date: 01/20/2021

The Department of Government at Colby College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in contemporary political theory commencing September 1, 2021. Possible strengths might include democratic theory, multiculturalism, critical race theory, feminist theory, or comparative political theory. In addition to courses in their specialization, the ideal candidate would offer courses covering the canonical texts in ancient, modern, and contemporary political theory, including one section of the required introductory course in political theory. Teaching load is five courses during the year, with the option of offering one of the five during Colby’s January term.

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in political science by September 1, 2021. Prior experience in undergraduate teaching as the instructor of record is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in teaching a diverse student body and a strong and on-going research program that is open to the inclusion of undergraduates. The college and the department are committed to enhancing the diversity and inclusivity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area when they apply.

Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement expressing the candidate’s teaching experience and philosophy, course descriptions and/or syllabi for three proposed courses, evidence of teaching excellence, a graduate school transcript, and three confidential letters of recommendation, including at least one that speaks to teaching experience. Please submit all of these materials via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

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