Assistant Professor of Government and Politics

Jackson, Mississippi
Oct 21, 2019
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Millsaps College announces a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Government and Politics position beginning August 2020 for a teacher-scholar specializing in International and Comparative Politics. Candidates should have a PhD (ABD considered), at least two years of teaching experience, and experience conducting field work. The successful candidate will be expected to engage actively in the intellectual life of the college and will participate in assisting students with academic research projects in the field of International and Comparative Politics, presenting in their field of specialization, and helping to grow the Department of Government and Politics.

The teaching load, consisting of six courses per academic year, will typically include Comparative Politics, Introduction to American Government, International Relations, and a combination of elective and general education courses. The candidate will be expected to occasionally contribute to the core curriculum with special courses geared towards first year students and will teach Senior Seminar every other spring on a rotating basis. Student advising, committee work, and supervising internships both within and outside of the candidate's subfield will be integral components of the position. The candidate will also serve as advisor for the Model United Nations organization on campus and will assist with the administration of the department's annual senior comprehensive examinations.

We offer a competitive salary including health and other benefits, an allowance for moving expenses, and a private office with computer in the Department of Government and Politics. Please send the following materials to Dr. Nathan R. Shrader, Chair of the Department of Government and Politics at [email protected]:

  • Letter of application
  • C.V.
  • Graduate school transcript
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • List of courses taught
  • Evidence of Effective Teaching (sample syllabi, assignments, and/or student evaluations)
  • Three letters of reference

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants should submit their materials no later than November 8th to receive full consideration.

Millsaps College is a nationally ranked liberal arts college in the capital city of Jackson, Mississippi. Included in Colleges That Change Lives, Millsaps is committed to academic excellence and pedagogical innovation. Millsaps is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities. Employment is contingent upon successful background verification. For more information about Millsaps see

Millsaps College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Millsaps College to offer equal educational and employment opportunities to all persons without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

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