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Visiting Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics Position

Williams College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 27, 2023

Visiting Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics Position
Williams College: Massachusetts: Political Science

Location: Williams College, Williamstown, MA
Open Date: Dec 20, 2022

The Williams College Department of Political Science invites applications for a one-year
appointment in the 2023-2024 academic year, as Visiting Assistant Professor in Comparative
Politics. We particularly seek individuals who can teach courses focused on Africa or South Asia
and who complement the department's existing comparative curriculum. The teaching load is four
courses, split evenly between the fall and spring semesters. We welcome applications from
members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field.

Candidates should have the Ph.D. completed by June 2023. Application items should include: a
cover letter detailing teaching experience and competencies as well as current scholarly interests;
two syllabi of classes taught or planned to be taught; a curriculum vitae; three letters of
recommendation; teaching evaluations accompanied by comparative or statistical context (if
available); and a writing sample of only one article or chapter. We ask you to write in your cover
letter about your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with
regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Application Instructions
We will begin to review applications on February 13th and will continue to accept new applications
on a rolling basis thereafter until the search is complete. All application materials should be
submitted through Interfolio. Fax and email applications will not be not accepted. Inquiries may be sent Sarah Campbell-Copp at All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is
available here.

For more information and to apply, visit

Williams College is a liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.


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