Visiting Assist. Prof. of Political Science (American Politics and International Relations) 1-year

Employer
Gettysburg College
Location
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Sep 18, 2021

Job Details

Position summary. The Department of Political Science at Gettysburg College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning August 2021.  The department seeks candidates in the subfields of American politics and International Relations. The successful candidate will be able to teach sections of the department’s introductory American government and International Relations courses and upper-level courses in areas related to the study of Judicial Politics. There is also potential to teach an upper-level course focusing on the candidate’s specialty. The teaching load for this position will be three courses each semester.

Qualifications. Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or be ABD) in Political Science with subfield specializations in American Politics and International Relations. Teaching experience or promise of excellence in teaching is desirable.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who demonstrate through their teaching, scholarship, or governance that they can contribute to the diversity and inclusivity of our community.

Application details.  Applicants should apply online at: https://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/3809. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching goals in a liberal arts context should be submitted. As part of the teaching statement, we ask you to elaborate on your cultural proficiencies and experiences engaging an increasingly diverse student body.  Applicants should include the names and email addresses of three professional references, at least one of whom can speak to the applicant’s teaching effectiveness. After the applicant completes the online application, the professional references indicated will be contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically.

Applications and letters of recommendation will be considered on a rolling basis; submissions will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Orientation for new faculty members, including VAPs, takes place the week of August 25, 2021. Classes begin on Monday, August 30, 2021. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Caroline Hartzell ([email protected]).

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of over 2,600 students. Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

Organization

Gettysburg College Gettysburg College has been witness and participant to some of the most significant events in the history of our nation. Chartered in 1832 to provide education for the residents of south-central Pennsylvania, the College was a neighbor to fighting between Union and Confederate troops in July 1863. On July 1, math professor Michael Jacobs cancelled classes after telling his students that their minds were no longer on their lessons. Pennsylvania Hall, the College's first building, served during and after the Civil War battle as a hospital for the wounded, treating more than 700 Union and Confederate soldiers. On November 19, 1863, Gettysburg College students walked from Pennsylvania Hall into the historic town to hear President Abraham Lincoln deliver his legendary Gettysburg Address.

Gettysburg CollegePresident Dwight D. Eisenhower was also closely associated with Gettysburg College. Following his presidency, he returned to Gettysburg to live and served the College as a member of its Board of Trustees. He wrote his memoirs in what is today the College's Admissions Office, now known as Eisenhower House.

Gettysburg CollegeGettysburg's founding principles embrace a rigorous liberal arts education that fosters a global perspective, a spirit of collaboration, a dedication to public service, and an enriching campus life. Currently ranked among the best liberal arts colleges in the United States, the College is committed to preparing more than 2,500 students from 40 states and 35 countries for the opportunities of a changing world. Students may choose from 36 majors, pursue interdisciplinary and self-designed majors, or complete one of several cooperative and dual-degree programs. More than 180 full-time faculty members - 95 percent having a doctorate or the highest earned degree in their fields - teach at Gettysburg, where the student/faculty ratio is 11:1 and the average class size is 18 students.

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