Mount Holyoke College Department of Politics invites applications for a tenure-track position in American Public Law. The position will be filled at the assistant professor level beginning in Fall 2022. Ph.D. in political science or related discipline is required. Teaching load is 2/2. Salary is competitive.
Ideal candidates should be able to teach a combination of introductory and upper-level courses in American politics and public law, including courses focused on the American legal system, Constitutional law/interpretation, civil liberties, civil rights, and other related topics. We are especially interested in candidates with specializations at the intersection of race, class, gender, and/or sexuality and American public law. The ability to offer an undergraduate course in research methods is a plus.
Please submit a letter of application, C.V., graduate transcripts, sample syllabi of an introductory American Politics course and a course in the subfield of public law, a short writing sample, and statements covering (1) research interests, (2) teaching philosophy, (3) mentoring of a diverse student body. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Deadline for applications is November 15, 2021. Please include contact information for three references as part of your application. Reference letters will be requested at a later date in the search process.
Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.
Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.