Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics

Gettysburg, PA
Jul 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary:

The Department of Political Science at Gettysburg College seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics for the 2018-19 academic year beginning August 2018.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach six courses, including introductory courses in Comparative Politics, advanced courses in European Politics, and one to two sections of research methods.


A Ph.D. In Political Science or ABD status is required. The opportunity to maintain a personal research program will be available.

Application Details:

Applicants should apply online at:  A curriculum vitae; cover letter, addressed to Professor Bruce Larson, Chair, Department of Political Science; writing sample; transcripts; and a separate statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy should be submitted. In addition, applicants should enter the names and email addresses of three professional references. After the applicant completes his/her on-line application, the professional references indicated will be contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically. At least one of the letters of recommendation must address the applicant’s teaching effectiveness.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until a successful candidate is found. Application materials must be received by December 8, 2017, for full consideration. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Larson:

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