Political Science

Visiting Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics

The Department of Political Science invites applications for an approved, one-year appointment in the 2017-18 academic year, as Visiting Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics. The successful applicant should provide evidence of excellence in teaching, including (if available) teaching evaluations accompanied by comparative or statistical context. We also strongly prefer applicants who have a commitment to working effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Candidates will be expected to teach four courses per academic year. We particularly seek individuals who can teach courses focused on East Asia or Africa, and complement the department’s existing comparative curriculum. Candidates should have the Ph.D. in hand or completed by June 2017. We will begin to review applications on February 15th but will consider submissions until the search is completed. All application materials should be submitted through Interfolio apply.interfolio.com/40034 and should include: a letter detailing teaching experience and competencies as well as current scholarly interests; 2 syllabi of classes taught or planned to be taught; a curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; teaching evaluations; and a writing sample of only one article or chapter.

Fax and email applications not accepted. Inquiries may be sent to Sarah.Campbell-Copp@williams.edu. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

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Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.