Sweet Briar College, a women’s college increasingly defined by innovation, has launched a bold academic program that integrates the liberal arts with women’s leadership to prepare graduates to address the challenges facing our world. Faculty are committed to cultivating the habits of mind—in problem solving, decision making, and creativity—that are critical for leaders. These values are embedded in the College’s institutional vision and supported by our confidence that academic excellence, small classes, and dedication to empowering young women will position Sweet Briar and its graduates to thrive.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Sweet Briar College is committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences and ideas who would increase the diversity of the College.
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Political Science
Classification: Full-time, benefits eligible, tenure-track faculty position
Reports To: Social Sciences and Humanities Division Head
Sweet Briar College invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Political Science. The successful candidate will be an engaged scholar-teacher and have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, with a broad focus in the area of American government and politics. Research and teaching interests in presidential or congressional politics, campaigns and elections or American political thought are preferred.
The College’s academic calendar, with immersive three-week terms bookending traditional 12-week terms, creates an opportunity for innovative courses to take advantage of close student faculty interactions and collaboration across disciplines. The successful candidate will help to shape the political science program for the future, will have the opportunity to make contributions to our women’s leadership core curriculum, and to engage in research with undergraduates. Institutional support for research is available and includes internal faculty grants and an honors summer research program.
Candidates ready to work with a diverse student body are especially welcome. Sweet Briar prides itself on creating a learning environment that encourages young women to fulfill their highest potential. Leadership in all walks of life is fostered by the special connections our faculty make with their students, and Sweet Briar women translate their academic experiences into interesting and important lives.
- A Ph.D. in political science or related field;
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level;
- Promise for scholarly publications consistent with an assistant professor appointment;
- Demonstrated interest in working across disciplines and engaging in collaborative scholarship, teaching, and service; and
- Excellent communication skills.
How to Apply:
To apply, visit the Sweet Briar College Career Center: https://sbc.edu/human-resources/faculty-staff-job-openings/. All applications should include: 1) cover letter; 2) CV; 3) statement on teaching philosophy and research interests; and 4) a statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through work in this position; 5) the names and full contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on November 22, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.