Government-Visiting Assistant Professor Political Theory
Government-Visiting Assistant Professor Political TheoryDate: 01/20/2021 The Department of Government at Colby College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in contemporary political theory commencing September 1, 2021. Possible strengths might include democratic theory, multiculturalism, critical race theory, feminist theory, or comparative political theory. In addition to courses in their specialization, the ideal candidate would offer courses covering the canonical texts in ancient, modern, and contemporary political theory, including one section of the required introductory course in political theory. Teaching load is five courses during the year, with the option of offering one of the five during Colby’s January term.
Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in political science by September 1, 2021. Prior experience in undergraduate teaching as the instructor of record is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in teaching a diverse student body and a strong and on-going research program that is open to the inclusion of undergraduates. The college and the department are committed to enhancing the diversity and inclusivity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area when they apply.
Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement expressing the candidate’s teaching experience and philosophy, course descriptions and/or syllabi for three proposed courses, evidence of teaching excellence, a graduate school transcript, and three confidential letters of recommendation, including at least one that speaks to teaching experience. Please submit all of these materials via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.
To apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/83143
Questions about this position should be directed to: [email protected]
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