Assistant Professor of Political Science (comparative politics)

Hamilton, New York
Aug 02, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Political Science Department at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall semester 2018. High scholarly promise and demonstrable excellence in teaching are essential.  Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The Department seeks candidates specializing in Comparative Politics with expertise in Russian politics and the former Soviet bloc. Candidates from all substantive areas will be considered; the Department is particularly interested in applicants whose research focuses on any of the following: nationalism and ethnic conflict, civil society, constitutionalism, authoritarianism and hybrid regimes, energy, and environmental politics.

Teaching includes a mix of introductory and upper-level courses to satisfy a five-course annual load. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Applicants must submit a letter of application, current vita, three letters of recommendation, a short writing sample, and evidence of successful teaching via  Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. All applications should speak directly to the candidate’s ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds. Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants with dual career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic formation, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law.  Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veteran are encouraged to apply.