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Assistant Professor of History and Political Science

Eastern Mennonite University
Harrisonburg, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley, 2 hours from Washington DC
Salary determined by education and experience.
Date posted
Jan 19, 2024

QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in Political Science/Studies or related fields, including Political History, International Relations, or Public Policy. ABD candidates will be considered at the rank of instructor.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching load is three courses per semester. The load will include primarily undergraduate courses in the History and Political Science program. Courses to be offered include introductory courses such as American Politics, Comparative Politics, and International Relations, along with upper-level seminars based on the applicant's expertise and experience. Teaching and/or research in Hispanic/Latinx or non-Western topics is preferred. Service to the program including advising and mentoring is expected.

POSITION DETAILS: Nine-month contract. 18 semester hours. One year replacement position. Salary determined by education and experience. Full benefits. Applicants must have a strong commitment to high quality teaching including inclusive pedagogy, engaged learning, and student-centered practices. Applicants should also be enthusiastic about mentoring and advising students.

APPOINTMENT DATE: Positions begin mid-August 2024. EMU reserves the right to fill the position at any time or keep the position open. 

INQUIRIES: Application review begins February 15 and is ongoing. Application materials, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial acceptable) and contact information for three professional references should be submitted in the application. The cover letter should include information on how the candidate’s experience will contribute to the university’s mission, especially its strategic goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts upon hire. To apply go to this website:

Eastern Mennonite University ( is a private, faith-based, liberal arts university in Harrisonburg, Virginia known for academic excellence and affordability with a focus on service, social justice, and global engagement. With more than 1500 students studying at our main campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia; at our Lancaster, Pennsylvania instructional site; and online, EMU offers rigorous academic study at the undergraduate and graduate level.
EMU is committed to an inclusive and equitable campus community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and can be their authentic self. Our goal is to remove the barriers that underrepresented and marginalized groups have frequently encountered in our society. We commit to address the structures that produce discrimination, racial injustice, gender inequities and other forms of oppression, and to fully include LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and other members of historically minoritized communities.
EMU encourages students, faculty and staff to live their faith and values through service to others, peacemaking, cross-cultural engagement and sustainability. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, EMU is committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who would deepen the diversity of the University.

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