Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, Political Science, Tenure-Track Positions

Date Posted
July 18, 2022
Job Description

The Department of Political Science at The College of Wooster seeks to fill three tenure-track positions in U.S. National Politics, at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, to begin Fall 2023. We are looking for broadly trained specialists in U.S. National Politics and are open to a wide variety of research and teaching interests, such as U.S. political institutions, political behavior, identity and politics, race and ethnicity, voting rights, constitutional law, civil liberties, and public policy. The department has nine full-time faculty positions in Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, and U.S. National Politics. We typically graduate approximately 50 majors annually, many of whom pursue advanced study or careers in public policy, law, research, political campaigns and public service, or a wide variety of social justice and community organizing initiatives. For more information, please see: https://wooster.edu/area/political-science/ 

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. We enroll a racially, socioeconomically, and culturally diverse student population of approximately 2,000 undergraduate students, of which 6% identify as Latinx; 9%, as Black/African American; 4%, as Asian; 4%, as multiracial; and 61%, as white. Fifteen percent (15%) of our students are studying on international visas. Twenty-five percent (25%) are Pell-eligible and 11% are first-generation college students. We are interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy of the community through culturally relevant pedagogy, curricular diversity, intercultural fluency, and a commitment to ensuring equitable outcomes for racially and ethnically minoritized and marginalized student groups.

 The College of Wooster is an equal opportunity employer. For more information on our nondiscrimination policy visit: https://www.wooster.edu/info/nondiscrimination.

Qualifications

The successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability to teach Introduction to U.S. National Politics and upper-level courses in their area of specialty, to supervise undergraduate research projects as part of the College’s Independent Study requirement, and to contribute to teaching the College’s First-Year Seminar. Some candidates will also teach a course on research design and methods in political science. Our department is committed to ensuring that a political science education is open and inclusive and that all students can succeed in the major. To achieve this goal, we are seeking candidates who are familiar with and dedicated to inclusive pedagogical practices, curricular diversity, and intercultural fluency. 

In addition, preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching connect with one or both of the College’s general education requirements in Social Justice or Power, Privilege, Race, and Ethnicity; or with such interdisciplinary majors as Africana Studies, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Urban Studies. Preference will also be given to those with interest or expertise in experiential learning. We prefer candidates who will have completed their Ph.D. by the time of appointment and who have previous independent teaching experience.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of effective teaching (including syllabi and summaries of student evaluations), unofficial graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a research statement, and a statement indicating their track record with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts and how they envision contributing to such efforts at the College of Wooster. Applications received at http://apply.interfolio.com/108152 by September 1, 2022, will receive full consideration. Please contact Prof. Jeffrey Lantis (jlantis@wooster.edu), chair of the search committee, with any questions.  

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The College of Wooster is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law.   The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more information on our nondiscrimination policy visit https://wooster.edu/nondiscrimination/.

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