2-Year Visiting Assistant Professor/Visiting Instructor of International Affairs

Job description

The Department of Government and International Affairs at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, invites applications for a 2-year visiting assistant professor or visiting instructor position to begin fall 2019. We are looking for someone broadly trained in International Relations and/or Comparative Politics. This hire will teach a range of introductory and upper level international relations and comparative politics courses. We prefer, but not require, candidates qualified to teach courses on security studies, nationalism, or Asian Politics. Preference will be given to candidates who are also qualified to teach an introduction to American politics course.

Wofford’s mission is to provide superior liberal arts education that prepares its students for extraordinary and positive contributions to society. The focus of Wofford’s mission is upon fostering commitment to excellence in character, performance, leadership, service to others, and life-long learning. Wofford faculty are teacher-scholars with a high aptitude and interest in undergraduate teaching and advising and a commitment to the liberal arts. We enjoy a campus culture where conversation among faculty and students often spills over outside the classroom.

The Department of Government and International Affairs is a growing department with five full-time faculty and over a hundred majors. We cover a broad scope of subject matter with a faculty of great intellectual diversity.

Preference will be provided for candidates who have completed their Ph.D. by August 2019, have taught a range of courses in international relations and/or comparative politics, and have the equivalent of one or more years of teaching experience. Graduate coursework on teaching and/or additional pedagogical training through workshops or certificates is also valuable. The teaching load for this position is 3-3.

A Ph.D. or ABD in Political Science, equivalent or closely related field.

All applications must include the following materials: (1) a letter of application that addresses how the candidate is prepared to meet the specific needs of Wofford’s Government and International Affairs department; separate statement addressing the candidate’s teaching philosophy (which should include an articulation of interest in, and understanding of, working at a residential, liberal arts college and at Wofford); (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; (4) letters of support from two professional references; and (5) unofficial graduate transcripts. All application materials should be sent to GOV&[email protected] Applications received by Monday, January 21, 2019 will receive full consideration. Please contact the Department Chair, Dr. William DeMars ([email protected]), with any questions.

The college’s non-discrimination statement, as adopted by the Board of Trustees, is Wofford College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status.
Wofford College values diversity within our students, faculty, and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups, including persons with varied backgrounds, perspectives and experiences, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
It is the policy of Wofford College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you require an accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at [email protected]
A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check and establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.




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Posted: 12/20/2018
Application Due: 2/18/2019
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