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Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science: American Politics and Government

Centenary College of Louisiana
Shreveport, Louisiana
According to experience
Date posted
Feb 28, 2024

Job Details

Centenary College of Louisiana invites applications for a two-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science to begin August 2024. There is a pathway for consideration for tenure track. Candidates should be broadly trained in American Politics and prepared to teach a range of introductory and upper division courses including constitutional law and civil liberties, and the Presidency. Research interests in Race and Ethnic Studies, Latin American Politics, Black Politics, African American Studies or Social Justice are preferred.

Preference will be given to candidates with strong teaching experience and a background in a liberal arts education. Strong teaching skills, a record of scholarship, and a sincere commitment to student mentoring are required. We are especially seeking a candidate who will contribute to developing new courses to add to our existing political science offerings. The teaching load is six courses per year, with the opportunity to teach courses in the Centenary in Paris program and/or May immersion term as part of the load. We provide opportunities for mentorship and professional development in teaching and advising, and we hope to find a colleague who values continued growth in these areas. Professional development funds (e.g., for conference travel) and competitive internal research support are available. A completed Ph.D. by August 2024 is preferred.

The Department of History and Political Science consists of four full-time tenured/tenure-track members, two in Political Science and two in History. In each discipline, one member teaches American content and the other teaches International content, with all four members working closely to align our pedagogy and the interests of the department. For more information about our department, visit our website at Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college. Centenary’s beautiful campus in Shreveport’s Highland neighborhood is home to a community of faculty, staff, and students who encourage each other to think critically, care deeply, and achieve more. Centenary is Louisiana’s only U.S. News & World Report Top National Liberal Arts College and is ranked as one of Princeton Review’s “Best 388 Colleges.” The College is in the Shreveport-Bossier City metroplex in NW Louisiana, which boasts a rich cultural heritage and easy access to other major cities in the South.

Centenary College offers excellent benefits to faculty including comprehensive insurance options, free on campus benefits including membership to the campus fitness center and entry to all athletic and performance events, and annual support for professional development.

Centenary recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational environment where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus encourage applicants who would add to the College's diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. EOE.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the contact information for three references to Dr. Amanda Donahoe via email: Official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a background check are required before a candidate can be hired.

Submit materials to or to: Political Science Search Committee c/o Department of Human Resources Centenary College of Louisiana 2911 Centenary Blvd. Shreveport, LA 71104





Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college. Founded in 1825 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River.

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