Visiting Instructor of Comparative Politics


Position Title Visiting Instructor of Comparative Politics Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Position Number 018221 Department Government & Justice Studies - 250750 Minimum Qualifications

M.A. Degree in Political Science.

Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)

Successful candidates will have research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas: comparative politics, human rights, ethnic conflict, globalization, or the politics of developing nations.

License/Certification Required

N/A

Description of the Department or Unit

The Department of Government and Justice Studies ( GJS ) is home to over 800 undergraduate majors and over 70 graduate students. They study with 35 full-time tenure-track faculty who are at the forefront of their diverse areas of expertise and are amongst the most honored teachers at Appalachian State University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The teaching load is 3 courses per semester for individuals with an active research agenda.

As a part of the COVID -19 response, Appalachian State University is employing flexible teaching formats to address academic needs and to comply with local, state and federal public health regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion to assign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-person formats during or after the COVID -19 pandemic, as necessary.

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a professional position at a university.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Suggested Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application consists of:

  • Letter of Interest outlining relevant research and teaching goals and experience
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Sample Syllabus


Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

Applications must be submitted electronically through Appalachian State University’s Job Site.

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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