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Lycoming College
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Date posted
Apr 10, 2024

The Department of Political Science at Lycoming College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Public Law at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be broadly trained to teach both introductory and advanced courses in Public Law. Additionally, they will be expected to teach courses in Comparative Politics; a preference will be given to those with an expertise in Latin America. Lycoming’s small, liberal arts environment allows faculty members, as part of their 3-3 teaching load, to create new courses in line with their area of specialization. Candidates who have a vision for how they can contribute to the College’s interdisciplinary first year seminar program are desired. Candidates should demonstrate a strong promise of teaching effectiveness and scholarly achievement, and a serious commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment is essential. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, as well as service to the department and institution. Ph.D. in political science is preferred, but ABDs will also be considered.

Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected residential liberal arts colleges. The College provides a high-quality liberal arts and sciences education including more than 100 majors, minors, and concentrations. The College proudly celebrates and values the principle of inclusive excellence. Our community of scholar teachers collaborates with and mentors 1,100 active learners, including 37 percent international and domestic students of color, representing 39 states, territories, and countries. In accordance with the institution’s 2021 Strategic Plan, Lycoming College has committed to recruiting more faculty and staff from historically underrepresented groups with the recognition that doing so advances institutional excellence. We are committed to fostering an inclusive campus community supporting all faculty, staff, and students. Lycoming ranks 107th in US News National Liberal Arts College category and has been named by The Princeton Review as one of The 389 Best Colleges and Universities. Students partner with faculty in doing original research, thrive in a robust program of internships, study abroad in more than two dozen countries and compete in 19 NCAA Division III sports. Lycoming College’s strong endowment-per-student provides the foundation to support a first-rate undergraduate education. Lycoming College is an equal opportunity employer. 

To apply: visit Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, 250-word statement on why they are interested in a liberal arts academic environment, a single-authored writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation, and graduate transcript.

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