Visiting Assistant Professor in American Politics
- The University of the South
- Sewanee, Tennessee
- Depends on Qualifications
- Posted Date
- Jan 10, 2023
- Position Type
- Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Jobs Outside Academe, Non-profit & Government Organizations
- Employment Level
- Non-Tenured Track
- Employment Type
- Full Time
The Department of Politics at the University of the South seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in American politics, specializing in American political institutions, to begin August 2023.
For full consideration, please submit the requested materials by February 15, 2023.
This appointment is for two years and the teaching load for this position is six courses per year.
The successful candidate will teach Introduction to American Government and Politics and upper division courses.
The University has committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in scholarship and teaching and to that end, candidates whose research and teaching contribute to DEI are particularly urged to apply.
Attributes of a Successful Candidate
A Ph.D. in political science is required.
ABDs are encouraged to apply but must possess the degree by the time of appointment and have teaching experience as the instructor of record.
Candidates should be able to offer courses in American political institutions, including the legislative process, the presidency, and/or the judiciary. An ability to teach research methods is a plus.
The successful candidate will show evidence of inclusive and effective classroom teaching and evidence of research.
For preliminary review, applicants must submit a cover letter that speaks particularly to teaching experience and interest, a curriculum vitae, syllabi from 2 courses, a statement demonstrating a commitment to and experience with supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, and any available teaching evaluations.
Applicants will be asked to supply the names and email addresses of two references who can speak directly about the candidate’s teaching experience. These individuals will receive an auto-request to submit their confidential e-letters of recommendation.
Applicant materials should be submitted through the application portal at jobs.sewanee.edu.
Employment eligibility is contingent upon successful prescreening.
For full consideration, please submit materials by February 15, 2023.
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DEI Institutional Statement:
At the University of the South, our commitment to inclusion and belonging is grounded in our core values of community, courage, flourishing, and inquiry. We seek to build a community enriched by our diversity and centered on equity, justice, mutual respect, and shared responsibility.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The University of the South is an equal-opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.
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