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
Visiting Assistant Professor of American Politics
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.
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
Open Until Filled
Full consideration of application if received by:
Instructions to candidates
Applicants should apply online at https://careers.providence.edu
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 https://strategic-plan.providence.edu/pc200-full/
. An Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer, the College
especially encourages the applications of women and persons of
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed To Apply
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of Recommendation
- Optional Document