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One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Government (International Relations)

Colby College
Waterville, ME

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One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Government (International Relations)

Waterville, ME
Open Date:
Dec 2, 2022

The Department of Government at Colby College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in international relations with a focus on the political economy of the Global South, starting in the fall of 2023. We would welcome candidates with regional expertise in Africa, South Asia, or Southeast Asia. We seek highly qualified candidates who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and who are committed to working with an increasingly diverse student body.  The teaching load is four courses per year. The successful applicant will teach Introduction to International Relations, and either an introductory comparative politics course or an introductory course in research methods, as well as additional courses chosen in consultation with the department chair.


Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in political science by September 1, 2023.  Experience in undergraduate teaching as the instructor of record is strongly preferred. The college and the department are committed to enhancing the diversity and inclusivity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area when they apply.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates commitment to the value of diversity and to inclusive teaching, evidence of teaching excellence, contact information for three references, and a graduate school transcript to Interfolio: []. Review of applications will begin January 20, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions about this position should be directed to: [email protected]

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law. Colby is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website:


Working at Colby College 

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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