One Year Visiting Full-time Faculty Position in Political Philosophy

Worcester, Massachusetts
Mar 21, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Department of Political Science at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a one year visiting appointment to begin in August 2018. We are seeking a specialist in political philosophy. The successful applicant will teach several sections of Introduction to Political Philosophy and one or two upper-division courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. Introduction to Political Philosophy is a survey course that treats original texts by classic political philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Rousseau, and Nietzsche, though the instructor has some discretion about which texts and authors to assign.

Visiting full-time faculty teach  three courses each semester and are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits.


Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. in political science or imminent completion required.


Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, and two confidential letters of recommendation.


In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service might support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit and .

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Review of applications will begin on April 9, 2018 and continue until the position has been filled. Questions about this search may be directed to Vickie Langohr, Chair, at [email protected].

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