Assistant Professor of Political Science - American Politics

Employer
Swarthmore College
Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 9, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Other Humanities, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Geography, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Type
Full Time

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:
https://www.swarthmore.edu/department-political-science


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 Swarthmore, see http://www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-candidates-new-faculty



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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 website.

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.

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