Visiting Assistant Professor International Relations/Comparative Politics
The Department of International Studies at Rhodes College, a highly selective, national liberal arts college located in Memphis, invites applications for an appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor beginning in August 2019. 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 will have classroom experience and is expected to teach introductory and advanced courses in either International Relations or Comparative Politics. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach an upper-level course on international conflict or security. The search is open in terms of regional or areas studies expertise. Additional courses will be based on the candidate's area of specialization. The successful candidate must earn their Ph.D. by August 2019. The teaching responsibility is 3 courses per semester, and the position offers the possibility for renewal up to a second year after the successful completion of the first year.
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 .
Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu; only online applications will be accepted. Completed applications will include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, course syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, graduate transcripts, 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, their proposed teaching contributions to the department, and their research interests. 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 February 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. 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 Risley, chair of the search committee, at [email protected]