Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
The Department of Political Science at Rhodes College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in American Politics to begin fall of 2021. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Furthermore, Rhodes College is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. Applicants should demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching at a liberal arts institution. Teaching responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester. The successful candidate will teach an introductory American Politics course, and a course on Congress. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach courses on bureaucracy, identity politics, or media politics. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Political Science by August 2021.
Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country's most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and culturally diverse center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area. https://www.rhodes.edu/admission-aid/why-rhodes/liberal-arts-city
Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination. (https://handbook.rhodes.edu/employee-handbook/employment-policies/anti-discrimination-and-harassment-policy)
Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu. A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) the names and contact information for three references; 4) a statement on your teaching philosophy; 5) a separate statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. Review of completed applications will begin April 5, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Background checks are required before candidates can be interviewed.