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Assistant Professor of Political Science

Virginia Wesleyan University
Virginia, United States
Not specified
Posted date
Dec 4, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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VIRGINIA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY ( invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Political Science, with expertise in African politics or another region outside of Europe or the Americas. Specialization(s) in race and/or ethnicity politics is preferred. Candidates with Ph.D. in hand are preferred, although ABD candidates may be considered. The position begins in fall 2018.   

Virginia Wesleyan is Coastal Virginia’s premier private, national liberal arts university, offering both graduate (MBA, MAEd) and undergraduate programs in a traditional on-campus setting and online. VWU offers 35 undergraduate majors, 30 minors and seven pre-professional programs.  Affiliated with the United Methodist Church and located on a 300-acre wooded campus in Virginia Beach, the University enrolls approximately 1,500 students. 

The University seeks a candidate with a strong commitment to teaching, student advising, and research. Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of introductory courses in International Relations and upper level courses on the applicant’s areas of specialization.  The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain an active research program. The salary is competitive, and the University offers an attractive benefits package. 

Applicants should submit, electronically (as a single PDF), a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, a statement on experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point), and three letters of reference to Ms. Karla Rasmussen, Director of Human Resources, at   A review of applications will begin on January 5, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. Leslie Caughell, Chair of the Political Science Department at

Virginia Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered on the basis of skills, experience, and qualifications without regard to race, religion, color, creed, gender, national and ethnic origin, age, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, or the presence of non-job-related medical disability or any other legally protected status.

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