Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations

Drew University
Madison, NJ
Mar 18, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Political Science and International Relations Department at Drew University invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor to begin in August 2019.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses in comparative politics. While the Department welcomes applications from different areas of specialization within comparative politics, ability to teach courses in public health or international health policy is highly desirable. We also welcome applications from candidates who can offer courses on China, sub-Saharan Africa, or Latin America. The teaching load is six courses, evenly divided between the fall and spring semesters.

Candidates for this position should have earned a doctoral degree in political science (or related field). Those candidates who made substantial progress towards completion of their degree are invited to apply, but priority will be given to candidates who have already finished or will be finishing their Ph.D. degree before August 2019.


To apply, submit the following materials to [email protected]. Review of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and interests
  • A comprehensive summary of teaching evaluations
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation

About Drew

Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.


Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.

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