Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic
liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic
excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive
Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant
experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education
institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed
to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social,
moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence
College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is
essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives
to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the
global environment in which we live and work.
The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s
capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational
offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally,
Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from
New York City.
For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S.
News & World Report
“Regional Universities – North
Category” and has been commended by several other ranking
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Women's and Gender
Providence College invites applications for a full-time,
tenure-track position—a joint appointment in Political Science and
Women’s & Gender Studies—at the assistant professor level,
beginning August 1, 2022.
Annual teaching responsibilities include some combination of the
following: teaching one or more of the WGS core courses
(introductory and capstone courses), as well as cross-listed
courses in feminist political theory, gender, and politics, and an
additional course in gender in law, public policy, or political
participation in the United States. The ability to teach
qualitative, quantitative, and/or feminist research methods is
advantageous. The course load at Providence College is three
courses per semester.
Education and Experience Required
Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Political Science and/or Women’s
and Gender Studies, embody an intersectional approach to teaching
and research, and provide evidence of teaching excellence and
scholarly promise. The ideal candidate will teach and have research
interests that embody the intersectional lens of race, class, and
Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to engaged learning and
address how they will contribute to building a community that is
attentive to gender, race, and class diversity among our students.
As the student body at Providence College grows increasingly
diverse, we have a strong preference for candidates who demonstrate
a deep commitment to and proven ability in supporting the success
of students from historically marginalized economic, racial,
ethnic, social, and cultural groups.
Open Until Filled
Full consideration of application if received by:
Instructions to candidates
Applicants should apply online at the College’s career site, which
can be found at https://careers.providence.edu
and submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, teaching
statement/philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness,
graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation. For
additional information, please contact Dr. Abigail Brooks (
) or Dr. Joe Cammarano ( email@example.com
order to receive full consideration, applicants must submit their
materials by October 31.
Alternate Application Submission Instructions
College Information/EOE Statement
Providence College is a Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts
institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars
and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its Mission.
We believe that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to
the excellence of our academic program and strive to foster an
academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports
the development of a stellar and diverse faculty reflecting the
global environment in which we live and work. As such, a pillar of
Providence College’s Strategic Plan for Diversity is to
“aggressively recruit, support and retain diverse faculty.” To
review the strategic plan, please https://strategic-plan.providence.edu/
. An Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer, the College
especially encourages the applications of women and persons of
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed To Apply
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Statement / Philosophy
- Letter of Recommendation
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness