Assistant Professor of Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies

Providence College
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Other Humanities, Religion, Women's & Gender Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Type
Full Time
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 publications.

Posting Details

Job Title Assistant Professor of Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies Rank Assistant Professor Tenure Information Tenure Track Job Description
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. Essential Duties
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 gender.

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.
Posting Number F122P Open Date 09/27/2021 Close Date 10/31/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Full consideration of application if received by: 10/31/2021 Instructions to candidates
Applicants should apply online at the College’s career site, which can be found at 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 ( ). In 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 . An Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer, the College especially encourages the applications of women and persons of color.
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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Statement / Philosophy
  5. Evidence of teaching effectiveness
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