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Visiting Assistant Professor of American Politics

Providence College
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 12, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Other Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Job Title Visiting Assistant Professor of American Politics Rank Visiting Faculty Tenure Information Non-Tenure Track Job Description
The Political Science Department at Providence College invites applications for a one-year position as visiting assistant professor in American Politics. The Department welcomes applicants who are expert in any subfield related to the national politics of the United States. Essential Duties
The teaching load is four courses per semester (two or three preparations); class size varies from about 12 to 25 students. The successful applicant will teach two sections of American government and politics, the presidency, and American political theory in the Fall 2021 semester. Spring 2022 semester classes include two sections of American government and politics, a course on the U.S. Congress, and a second upper-division course related to the expertise of the person who accepts the position. Education and Experience Required
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in political science or be close to completion, and demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence, strong research skills. and potential for research productivity.

Posting Number F105P Open Date 07/12/2021 Close Date 08/02/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Full consideration of application if received by: Instructions to candidates
Applicants should apply online at and submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, and contact information for three professional references. For additional information, please contact Dr. Joe Cammarano, Chair of the Political Science Department, at .

Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Alternate Application Submission Instructions College Information/EOE Statement
The position includes competitive salary and benefits, and full research support provided to all faculty members. The Political Science Department has thirteen faculty dedicated to effective teaching and scholarship. The City of Providence is a vibrant city with a long history of welcoming immigrant populations, and is proud of its commitment since its founding in 1636 to being a creative, diverse, place that welcomes all people.

Providence College is a Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its Mission. We strive to foster an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a stellar and diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. As such, a pillar of Providence College’s Strategic Plan for Diversity involves “intentionally recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are drawn to, and supportive of, the mission of the College, and who have demonstrated a commitment to the human flourishing of each member of the campus community.” To review the strategic plan, please visit . An Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer, the College especially encourages the applications of women and persons of color.
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Documents Needed To Apply
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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Letter of Recommendation
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