Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science — 1-Year Visiting Position

Date Posted
December 11, 2019
Job Description

The Department of Political Science at The College of Wooster seeks to fill a one-year visiting position at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning in the August 2020. We are looking for an American Politics scholar to teach Introduction to U.S. National Politics and upper-level courses in U.S. National Politics, and to supervise related senior independent research projects as part of the College’s Independent Study requirement. 

We are especially interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (21% domestic students of color and 15% international students); all applicants are expected to discuss their experience working with diverse student populations. 

The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability to teach courses and advise research projects in Political Science. They will teach the equivalent of 6 courses, including introductory and advanced courses in Political Science, credited supervision of independent thesis projects as part of the College’s Independent Study program, and courses for non-majors. We prefer candidates who will have completed their Ph.D. by the time of appointment and who have had previous independent teaching experience. 

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts; evidence of effective teaching (including syllabi and summaries of student evaluations) and research (such as a research statement or writing sample of 25 pages or less); a statement detailing how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community; and three reference letters through Interfolio. Applications received by January 31, 2020, will receive full consideration. If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Angela Sponsler, Academic Coordinator, at Questions about the position should be directed to Angie Bos (, Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of the search committee.

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