Visiting Assistant Professor Position in American Politics

The Department of Political Science at Rhodes College, a highly selective, national liberal arts college located in Memphis, TN, invites applications for a one-year appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor in American Politics, beginning in August 2018. Rhodes College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups and/or those with a demonstrated commitment to working with diverse and historically underrepresented populations. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to teaching in an undergraduate, liberal arts environment. The successful candidate must have classroom experience and must be able to teach the introductory survey course in U.S. Politics and the research methods course. Additional courses will be based on the candidate's area of specialization. We particularly encourage candidates to apply who could teach in the areas of race, ethnicity, and politics; or public policy. Preference will be given to candidates whose courses can contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as Africana Studies, Educational Studies, Environmental Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latin American and Latinx Studies, or Urban Studies. The teaching responsibility is 3 courses per semester. The Ph. D. in political science is preferred.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.

Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.

Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities. http://www.rhodes.edu/content/our-city.

Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu; only online applications will be accepted. Completed applications will include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, syllabi for the course in US Politics and the course in research methods, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants are encouraged to address in their letter of application their interest in teaching at a liberal arts college, their teaching philosophy, and their proposed teaching contributions to the department. The application must also include a separate statement that addresses how the applicant will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences in the department and in interdisciplinary programs, and how their experiences with teaching, scholarship and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values.

Review of completed applications will begin March 19, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate's recommenders, once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and all other required application materials have been submitted. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews. For further information, please contact Dr. Amy Jasperson, chair of the search committee, at jaspersona@rhodes.edu.

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