Assistant Professor

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Posting NumberFPA00333PPosition TitleAssistant ProfessorDepartmentPolitical SciencePosition StatusFull-TimePosition TypeRegularMonths per Year9 MonthsWork hoursStart Date (For temporary positions only)End Date (For temporary positions only)Position Band/LevelFacultyPay RangeWill Letters of Recommendation be required from references?Yes Ad Text

Job Summary

Assistant Professor in International Relations
The Political Science Department at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in International Relations with a secondary specialization in Comparative Politics. The appointment will begin in Fall 2020. We are looking for a candidate who is broadly trained in one or more of the following issue areas: migration, transnational population flows, global public health, illicit markets, international organizations, and environmental politics. The successful candidate will have fieldwork experience and area expertise in either Sub-Saharan Africa or Latin America. We expect the successful candidate to contribute to Skidmore College’s Black Studies Program and/or Latin American & Latinx Studies Program, as well as to the First-Year Experience. The position carries a 3-2 teaching load, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in International Relations and Comparative Politics that will include Introduction to Comparative and International Politics and other courses in their specialization.
The college encourages candidates to apply from under-represented groups and individuals who have demonstrated experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. We invite you to discuss any relevant aspects of your candidacy in your cover letter.
The application deadline is October 1, 2019. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample of professional writing, teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, evaluations of undergraduate teaching or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. A Ph.D. in Political Science at time of appointment is required.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Political Science at the time of appointment.

Preferred QualificationsEEO Statement

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


Special Instructions to Applicant Posting Information

Posting Date07/03/2019Open Until FilledClosing Date10/01/2019Quicklink for Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • New York State Department of Labor
    • Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
    • Saratogian
    • Scholarly Hires
    • Skidmore Website
    • Times Union
    • Twitter
    • Career Fair
    • Invited by Department to Apply
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by Skidmore Employee
    • Other
  2. * Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Sample Syllabi
  4. Teaching Evaluations
  5. Teaching Statement
  6. List of Three References
  7. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript
  2. Additional Materials




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Posted: 7/5/2019
Application Due: 12/4/2019
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