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Job TitleASSISTANT PROFESSORDepartmentPoliticsSchool/Parent OrganizationSchool of Humanities and SciencesDivisionProvost and Educational Affairs DivisionEmployment CategoryFulltime-RegularAcademic Year2020-2021Academic SemesterFall 2020 and Spring 2021Anticipated start date08/16/2020If temporary, expected end dateFaculty StatusTenure Eligible, Notice (TE)Position/Job Summary

The Department of Politics at Ithaca College (located in Ithaca, NY) invites applications for a tenure-eligible position in Gender and Feminist Politics, with preferred expertise in the subfields of feminist political theory and public policy. While we are open to any geographical area of specialization, we are particularly interested in candidates with a strong research and teaching record in some or any of the following areas: politics, policy and power at the intersection of critical race, class, gender and feminist theorizing, reproductive rights, LGBTQI studies, politics of sexuality, transnational resistance movements, gender-responsive institution building, inclusive development, or related research areas.

Position/Job Qualifications

The successful candidate will teach an annual 18-credit load of undergraduate courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. This is equivalent to three courses per semester (3/3). The selected candidate will be expected to maintain an active scholarship program and will be expected to participate in service to the Department, School, College, profession, or the off-campus community. In line with Ithaca College’s focus on interdisciplinarity, the selected candidate will also be encouraged to engage in cross-campus collaborations with the Women and Gender Studies program and other appropriate programs.

Ph.D. in Political Science, Policy Studies, Gender and Queer Studies, Critical Theory, or related field is required at the time of appointment (or Ph.D. guaranteed in hand by June 15, 2020). A strong research program, college teaching experience with potential for excellence therein, and ability to cultivate an inclusive, diverse and welcoming environment are also required.

EEO Statement

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested individuals must apply online at Applicants should submit a cover letter (~500 words), curriculum vitae (CV), teaching statement (~500 words), scholarship statement (~500 words), sample syllabus, and a list of the names and contact information for three academic references. Letters of recommendation and a writing sample may be requested after an initial round of review.

In addition to a brief professional introduction, the cover letter should address the applicant’s interest in working at Ithaca College and should describe how the candidate’s research and teaching supports diverse communities. The scholarship statement should describe the applicant’s substantive research project and future direction of scholarship. The teaching statement should articulate the applicant’s teaching philosophy and discuss the candidate’s teaching experience.

Questions about the online application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Review of applications will begin on November 15th, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by the November 15th deadline.

Work authorization (select one):Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position Department description

The Ithaca College Department of Politics has twelve full-time faculty, and covers most aspects of the political science curriculum, placing particular emphasis on the qualitative, historical, and theoretical approaches to the study of politics. The department has a strong international focus.

College description

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at

FLSA StatusExemptIs this position eligible for benefits?YesIs this position covered by the SEIU?NoVacancy IDF2186Quick Link Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Scholarship Statement
  5. Syllabi
  6. Reference List
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      Posted: 10/5/2019
      Application Due: 12/3/2019
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