Position summary. The Department of Political
Science at Gettysburg College invites applications for a one-year
Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning August 2021.
The department seeks candidates in the subfields of American
politics and International Relations. The successful candidate will
be able to teach sections of the department’s introductory American
government and International Relations courses and upper-level
courses in areas related to the study of Judicial Politics. There
is also potential to teach an upper-level course focusing on the
candidate’s specialty. The teaching load for this position will be
three courses each semester.
Qualifications. Candidates should have a Ph.D.
(or be ABD) in Political Science with subfield specializations in
American Politics and International Relations. Teaching experience
or promise of excellence in teaching is desirable. We
strongly encourage applications from candidates who demonstrate
through their teaching, scholarship, or governance that they can
contribute to the diversity and inclusivity of our community.
Application details. Applicants should
apply online at: https://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/3809.
A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching goals
in a liberal arts context should be submitted. As part of the
teaching statement, we ask you to elaborate on your cultural
proficiencies and experiences engaging an increasingly diverse
student body. Applicants should include the names and email
addresses of three professional references, at least one of whom
can speak to the applicant’s teaching effectiveness. After the
applicant completes the online application, the professional
references indicated will be contacted by Gettysburg College via
email to submit letters of recommendation electronically.
Applications and letters of recommendation will be considered on
a rolling basis; submissions will continue to be reviewed until the
position is filled. Orientation for new faculty members, including
VAPs, takes place the week of August 25, 2021. Classes begin on
Monday, August 30, 2021. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor
Caroline Hartzell (email@example.com).
Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college
located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan
area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is
situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of over 2,600
students. Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer,
complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and
regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment and admission. The
College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal
opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion,
national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial
status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate
(GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation,
gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic
information in all aspects of employment, educational programs,
activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education
Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on
the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the
prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence,
including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational
programs and activities.