Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - American Politics/Political Thought/Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Jul 12, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary:

The Department of Political Science at Gettysburg College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Political Science at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2018.


The successful candidate should have a commitment to teaching in the liberal arts tradition and show potential for scholarly engagement. The Department of Political Science seeks candidates in the subfields of American Politics and American Political Thought.  The successful candidate is expected to offer introductory courses in political thought and advanced courses in American politics, political thought, and race, ethnicity, and politics.

 A Ph.D. in political science or ABD status is required. The teaching load is 3/2.

Application Details:

Applicants should apply online at: http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/2180. Submit a curriculum vitae; cover letter, addressed to Professor Bruce Larson, Chair, Department of Political Science; writing sample; transcripts; and a separate teaching philosophy statement. 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: blarson@gettysburg.edu  

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