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Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor in Political Science

Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
Posted Date
Jan 19, 2023

The Department of Political Science at Emory University invites applications for a full-time position as Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor on the teaching track to start Fall 2023. We seek candidates who have a strong commitment to pedagogy and an interest in teaching at all levels of our undergraduate program. The department supports majors in Political Science, International Studies, and joint majors in Public Policy and Analysis, Math and Political Science, and Quantitative Social Science, as well as minors in Political Science and Public Policy and Analysis.

Assistant and Associate Teaching Professors are faculty with full standing in the Emory College of Arts & Sciences, and they will contribute vitally to scholarly life within the Department of Political Science, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the university more broadly.

Assistant Teaching Professors are initially appointed for a period of three years with the possibilities for renewals and promotions within the teaching track---with those promotions involving the ranks of Associate Teaching Professor and Professor of Teaching. Candidates with at least six continuous years of full-time teaching or a commensurate background in program administration will be considered for appointment as Associate Professor of Teaching.

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The position includes teaching five courses each year at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum, and benefits are competitive. The teaching load may be partially offset by other responsibilities that affect teaching (e.g., directing undergraduate programs, directing centers or programs, or directing externally-funded initiatives).

Candidates should submit or arrange to have submitted on their behalf: 1) a cover letter discussing teaching and research interests and experience,  2) a Curriculum Vitae, 3) three letters of recommendation, 4) a brief statement describing the applicant’s experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students of diverse backgrounds, 5) unofficial graduate transcript, 6) teaching portfolio including a teaching statement, sample syllabi, a proposed list of courses you would be interested in teaching, and any additional information related to professional development, pedagogical scholarship or evidence of teaching effectiveness that speaks to your commitment to teaching and mentoring of undergraduates; and 7) one writing sample (e.g., conference paper, article-length paper, or book chapter).

Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by February 15, 2023.  Applications received by March 17, 2023, will be given full consideration. All applicants must apply utilizing the Interfolio Faculty Search application available at this link:

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