Assistant Professor-American Government and Politics
Rank: Assistant Professor
Subfield: American Politics, Constitutional Law, Judicial Politics
The Department of Political Science at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in American politics to begin Fall 2021.
The ideal candidate will possess the ability to teach introductory and upper-level courses in American politics and public law, including courses focused on the American legal system, Constitutional law/interpretation, civil liberties, civil rights, judicial politics and other courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization. Teaching responsibilities include introductory sections of U.S. government & politics, and research methods. We are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching specializations at the intersection of race, class, gender, and/or sexuality.
Review of applications will begin February 15, 2021 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by February 15, 2021.
Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Political Science (with an emphasis in judicial politics) is preferred. ABDs will be considered. If the candidate does not have the Ph.D. in hand, they will be hired as an instructor until the degree is obtained.
Preferred Qualifications: Classroom experience is highly desirable. The promise of excellence in teaching and scholarship is required.
Individuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700 undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23% of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the College actively encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.