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Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

Thiel College
Greenville, PA

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

The Thiel College Department of Political Science seeks a vibrant faculty member for a non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor position in Political Science to commence in August 2022.

The ideal candidate will be able to teach courses at the undergraduate level in international relations/ comparative politics or public policy. Specialization is open, although a few courses need to be taught on a regular basis (i.e., Introduction to IR, Intro to Comparative Politics, Developing Societies, and Industrial Societies). The successful candidate will teach 24 credit hours per academic year, will support the overall academic program of the Department of Political Science and other appropriate courses as assigned after consultation with the chairperson. A Ph.D. is required; ABD candidates will be considered if the defense of the degree is imminent.

A dedicated passion for helping students reach their full potential in a supportive and inclusive learning environment is essential to this position. Responsibilities include teaching, advising, service to the department and institution, student supervision, and professional development. Thiel College gives highest priority to teaching effectiveness and the faculty are expected to remain current in the field through professional development opportunities such as attendance at related conferences, or other scholarly activities. A robust employee benefit package is provided.

Please send a letter of interest, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, unofficial graduate transcript and contact information, including phone and email addresses for three professional references to [email protected](preferred), or to Jennifer Clark, Director of Human Resources, Thiel College, 75 College Avenue, Greenville, PA 16125.

Thiel College is committed to attracting a culturally and professionally diverse faculty and staff who engage our students by providing a rich and fulfilling curricular and co-curricular experience.


Founded in 1866 as a coeducational institution in western Pennsylvania, Thiel College is an independent liberal arts college rooted in the Lutheran tradition. Offering distinctive programs in the arts and humanities, social and natural sciences, and professional studies, together with engaging co-curricular and athletic opportunities, Thiel provides an accessible and inclusive learning environment that emphasizes service to society. Thiel’s residential campus offers a safe and supportive setting in which to grow and learn.

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