The Department of Political Science at Swarthmore College
invites applications for a tenure-track position in American
politics at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the fall
semester of 2023. We are particularly interested in candidates with
the ability to teach a course in law and society, the courts and
American politics, or constitutional law. The course load is four
courses a year. More information about the Political Science
Department can be found here:
Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and near Wilmington DE,
Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose
mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility.
Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, and
actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with
exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable
commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Applicants from
traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to
apply. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at
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The successful candidate will have a PhD in political science in
hand by August 2023. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in
undergraduate teaching as well as research.
The strongest candidates will demonstrate an active research
program and a commitment to creative teaching that can speak to,
and motivate, undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.
Applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter that briefly
describes why they want to teach Swarthmore College students, as
well as a description of their research agenda; (2) a writing
sample of not more than 40 pages; (3) two syllabi (one for an
introductory course in American politics, and one for an
upper-level course in American politics), which represent an
important part of the application; (4) a C.V.; (5) a graduate
school transcript; and (6) three letters of recommendation. These
materials should be submitted through Interfolio apply.interfolio.com/107901.
The deadline for applications is September 20, 2022.
Effective July 21, 2021, Swarthmore is requiring all new
employees to show proof of being fully vaccinated by their start
date, unless they have an approved medical or religious
exemption. For more information about Swarthmore's vaccine
requirements, please visit the Swarthmore COVID-19 Response
Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from
candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with
demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.
Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and
minorities are encouraged to apply.