Full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in American Politics

Job description

The Department of Politics invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in American politics for the 2018-2019 academic year.  This position may change to tenure-track in the following year. 

Teaching load is 6 classes over the course of the year:  three sections of introductory American Politics and one section each of Campaigns and Elections, Media and Politics, and Political Parties and Organized Interests.  A candidate with appropriate training and/or experience could substitute a course in Constitutional Law for Political Parties and Organized Interests course. 

Qualifications: MA in Political Science or a closely related discipline is required, Ph.D. or ABD preferred.

The Department seeks individuals who are committed to building a creative, dynamic and diverse workplace that celebrates the uniqueness of our faculty, staff and students.  The College is committed to excellence in teaching and encourages interdisciplinary interests among its faculty.

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by its One Course At A Time curriculum, which allows students to learn at the speed of life with more opportunities for off-campus study, full-time internships, and research blocks. Cornell's Psychology program is distinguished by integrating hands-on research projects and experiential learning in most courses, which is facilitated by the One Course At A Time calendar.  

Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 18 foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly renovated Thomas Commons. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of Iowa's Creative Corridor.

All qualified and interested applicants must submit the following application material through Cornell's online application system. 

  • Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Sample Syllabus (if available) and evidence of teaching success
  • Teaching Statement - describing teaching interests and methods, including examples of individual commitment to diversity in the classroom/campus community
  • Research/Professional Interest Statement
  • A list of three (3) Professional References (Letters of recommendation will be requested from selected candidates at a later date.)
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts (Unofficial copies are acceptable. Official transcripts are needed prior to employment.)

Applications received by February 12, 2018 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed if necessary.  Please direct any questions regarding the application or search process to Search Committee Chair, Dr. David Yamanishi at [email protected]

For more information about the Politics program, please visit the website at


 Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-Free Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.


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Job No: 718039
Posted: 2/2/2018
Application Due: 3/31/2018
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