Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Jun 14, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Political Science & International Relations at Siena College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position for 2021-22 academic year.  The faculty member will be primarily responsible for offering introductory courses in American and Comparative Politics, and may also offer elective courses in their area of expertise.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Political Science or a related discipline by the time of appointment. 

As a liberal arts institution, we seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence.  The successful candidate will teach a 4 course load each semester, with primary responsibility for multiple sections of POSC 100 US Contemporary Politics and POSC 140 Comparative Politics.  Preferred candidates will be qualified to teach in our research methods courses sequence, which includes a course on research design and qualitative research methods, and a course on quantitative research methods.  We encourage applications from candidates with teaching expertise in race & ethnic politics, comparative political institutions, urban politics, African politics, or Asian politics.

Located in Loudonville, New York-just 10 minutes from the state capital of Albany-the Siena experience is built for a new generation of leaders eager to create a more just, peaceful and humane world. Each year, more than 3,000 Saints are empowered through a transformative journey of intellectual, spiritual and personal discovery. The Education for a Lifetime is made possible through a workforce of highly qualified and competent faculty, administrators and staff committed to fulfilling the Siena mission.

Siena College is committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining a diverse faculty. We actively encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, veterans, and others from under-represented groups who may make a positive contribution to the diversification of ideas and perspectives.

Siena College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a description of teaching philosophy and experience that address their approach to diversity and inclusion in the classroom, evidence of teaching effectiveness (may include syllabi and summaries of teaching evaluations), and contact information for 3 references to