Assistant Professor of Politics - American Politics

Location
South Hadley, Massachusetts
Posted
Jul 11, 2018
Ref
701
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Politics invites applications for a tenure-track position in American politics. We envision hiring a new scholar and teacher of American politics whose research and teaching would engage the role of national institutions and/or public policy in creating and responding to class, race, and/or gender inequality. The new hire will teach classes that complement and strengthen current offerings in the American politics subfield. The ideal candidate would be able to teach courses that contribute to the college’s interdisciplinary programs. The position will be filled at the assistant professor level beginning in Fall 2019. Mount Holyoke supports faculty scholarship through research funds, travel support, and sabbaticals, and a 2-2 teaching load. A Ph.D. in political science is required by the time of appointment.

We will begin accepting applications on July 1, 2018. Please submit a letter of application, C.V., graduate transcripts, sample syllabi of an Introduction to American Politics course and a course in your field of specialization, a short writing sample, and statements covering (1) research interests, (2) teaching philosophy, (3) the mentoring of a diverse student body. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate excellence at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Deadline for applications is September 15, 2018. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted. Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/. For further information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Preston Smith, at: psmith@mtholyoke.edu.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.