Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Theory

Sewanee, Tennessee
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Theory
Apr 24, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Politics at The University of the South seeks applications for a visiting position in political theory for the 2017-18 year. The teaching load for this position is four courses. The successful candidate will teach Introduction to Political Theory and upper division courses. These courses may be open with regard to the candidate's area of interest, but candidates should be able to offer courses related to issues of diversity, identity, inclusion, justice, and citizenship. These courses should reflect the thematic, not chronological, approach to our theory curriculum, and we are especially interested in courses such as African-American Political Thought, Feminist Theory, and American Political Thought.

The position requires demonstrated teaching ability and a strong commitment to innovative, effective teaching in the liberal arts tradition. The position is open to candidates ABD or with Ph.D. in hand.

Applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a sample syllabus, contact information for a reference who can speak to teaching potential, and graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted) through the application portal at Reviewing of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau.

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening.