Assistant Professor of Government (American politics, political behavior)

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Position Information

Position Information

Present Position Number F0795W Role Title Assistant Professor/9-Mth Position Title Assistant Professor of Government (American politics, political behavior) Position Summary

The Department of Government at William & Mary seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in American politics with specialty in political behavior. We are especially interested in candidates with interests in racial or ethnic politics, or the politics of inclusion. The successful candidate will have excellent preparation; will possess a demonstrated commitment to producing high-level scholarship and outstanding classroom teaching; will help the Department bring new perspectives to its research profile and curricular offerings; and will be interested in mentoring student research or conducting collaborative research with students. Teaching will include a mix of lecture and seminar courses at the undergraduate level.

Information on the Department of Government is at We are one of the largest majors on campus and our faculty participate in and receive support from various research centers on campus as well. Our faculty also contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as Africana Studies, Data Science, Environmental Science and Policy, Gender Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Global Studies, International Relations, Public Health, and Public Policy. William & Mary is located in Williamsburg, Virginia, convenient to Richmond (the state capital) and Washington, DC.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in political science or a cognate discipline at the time of appointment (August 10, 2019).

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated interest or previous experience teaching racial or ethnic politics, the politics of inclusion, or research methods (qualitative or quantitative methods, including political polling and survey methods) is preferred.

Department Government Dept - 3KH310 Location William & Mary Job Open Date 07/30/2018 Review Begin Date 09/17/2018 Job Close Date Open Until Filled No Job Category Instructional Faculty Special Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, transcript (unofficial is acceptable for initial application), a writing sample, and a statement describing previous professional experiences or future plans (or both) that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, September 17, 2018. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

Background Check Statement

The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The College conducts background checks on applicants for employment.

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  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Doc
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  5. Other 3
  6. Writing Sample
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Posted: 12/19/2018
Application Due: 3/19/2019
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