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Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics

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Sewanee: The University of the South
Location
Sewanee, TN

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Position Overview

The Department of Politics at The University of the South seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in American politics, specializing in political behavior, to begin August 2022. The position has the possibility for conversion to tenure track.

Position Description

The teaching load for this position is six courses per year. The successful candidate will teach American Government and Politics and upper division courses. Candidates should be able to offer courses in political behavior, such as campaigns and elections, media, and parties and interest groups, as well as specialized courses exploring issues of identity and diversity regarding race, ethnicity, gender, and/or sexual orientation. An ability to teach quantitative methods is a plus.

Attributes of a Successful Candidate

A Ph.D. in political science is required. ABDs must possess the degree by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will show evidence of effective classroom teaching and a commitment to scholarly research and publication.

Supplemental Information

For preliminary review, applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted), and statement demonstrating commitment to and experience with supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants will be asked to supply the names and email addresses of three references, who will receive an auto-request to submit their confidential e-letters of recommendation. For full consideration, please submit materials by February 1, 2022.

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Working at Sewanee: The University of the South

Known familiarly as “Sewanee” by its students, faculty, staff and friends, The University of the South offers an unmatched educational experience. The university remains purposefully small and dedicated to building a sense of community. All classes are taught by professors, not graduate teaching assistants, and close faculty-student interaction ensures that each student enjoys a rich and personal educational experience. It is not unusual for students and faculty members to work shoulder to shoulder on research projects and journal articles, to meet for coffee at a local eatery, or to serve together as members of the university orchestra, volunteer fire department, and other civic groups.

The result of such individualized education is clear in the academic success of Sewanee students and alumni. The university has had 26 Rhodes Scholars—a number that puts Sewanee in the top four nationally among American liberal arts colleges—as well as 27 NCAA Postgraduate Fellows, 43 Watson Fellows, and dozens of Fulbright Scholars, and has an acceptance rate to graduate and professional schools that far outpaces its peers. The School of Theology has added to its alumni ranks countless bishops, including three of the last four presiding bishops of the Episcopal Church.

Sewanee offers 36 majors, 32 minors, and 15 special programs, along with pre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-law, and pre-business. More than 40 percent of students participate in study-abroad programs, and a comprehensive endowed program that provides financial support for summer internships has greatly strengthened career development for undergraduates. See more about Sewanee in the "Sewanee Snapshot" here.

In an era of specialization, Sewanee upholds the broad-based ideals of liberal education as a surer means to success. At the University of the South, the adherence to outstanding liberal arts education and enduring traditions of honor, community, and respect have transformed many generations of students, and have earned the abiding loyalty and support of alumni who are enjoying lives of integrity, leadership, and service.

The University is located atop the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sewanee’s physical environment, which includes the 13,000–acre Domain (as the campus and surrounding area is known), provides a remarkable academic and recreational resource, and an unparalleled place in which to study and reflect. It invites students to engage in both a multitude of outdoor activities and careful study of the natural environment.

As the University celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding in 2007–2008, it looked back on a rich history and forward to new opportunities for the next generations. “The essence of Sewanee is consistent from generation to generation,” said Vice Chancellor emeritus Joel Cunningham. “We are a university dedicated to liberal education, to time-honored traditions, and to our commitment to serve our students and this nation. We have been successful in advancing our mission, and I believe we have the resources and the will to ensure that Sewanee’s best years are still to come.”

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