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Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics

Whitman College
Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date posted
May 22, 2024

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics

Location: Walla Walla, WA
Open Date: Mar 20, 2024

Located in the vibrant community of Walla Walla, WA, Whitman College is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving roughly 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, and engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top undergraduate, liberal arts colleges in the country.

The Department of Politics at Whitman College is seeking candidates for a multi-year position with expertise in U.S. politics at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning August 2024. Areas of interest might include: elections, populism, the far right, religion and politics, or media and politics. Candidates who situate U.S. politics in a global and/or comparative context are of particular interest.

Our department takes a transdisciplinary approach to the study of politics, with a strong commitment to methodological pluralism and diverse modes of scholarship, including scholar-activism, community-based research, and other kinds of public-facing research. The successful candidate will teach courses of their own design, including a mix of introductory and advanced seminars.

Whitman College is committed to fostering an inclusive learning community that values diverse identities, experiences, and perspectives. In the cover letter, candidates should describe their interest in teaching undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In doing so, candidates should address how their lived experiences and classroom and scholarly practices will advance equity and inclusion in the learning environment.

To apply, go to The online application will prompt you to upload all of the required materials: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; and evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. The committee will solicit three letters of recommendation from applicants who reach the interview stage.

Review of applications will begin on Friday, April 19.

Salary Range: $65,000-$70,000

Whitman College offers a competitive benefits package that is designed to attract qualified candidates and retain talented employees. Full-time employees enjoy the following benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision Insurances; basic life, accidental death and dismemberment and long term disability insurances with the capability to elect additional voluntary coverage; 403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan with a 10% matching contribution after eligibility requirements are met; employee tuition waiver for one Whitman course per semester; and an Employee Assistance Program. New faculty receive reimbursement for moving expenses based on the distance of relocation and are compensated $1,500 for attending a required New Faculty Orientation.

For more information and to apply, visit

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Whitman College is cultivating a community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights from lived experience can add to the college’s working and learning environment.

Whitman College is an EEO employer. The college shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.



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