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Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics

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Washington and Lee University
Location
Lexington

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics

Location:
Lexington
Open Date:
Apr 30, 2024
Description:
The Department of Politics at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a 1-year visiting position in Comparative Politics or International Relations begining around July 1, 2024. This is a non-tenure-track appointment with a teaching load of 6 courses per year (2-3-1). The school calendar consists of two 13-week terms (fall and winter) and our unique 4-week spring term.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach sections of the Department’s introductory course in Global Politics, 2 sections of introduction to statistics, and upper level courses related to the candidate’s field of expertise. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is highly desirable.

Washington and Lee University promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and for vigorous scholarship. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we encourage applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.

Washington and Lee is a top-ranked, highly selective university devoted to the teaching of the liberal arts. We are committed to excellence in teaching and to the research and professional activity that support it. Situated in the Shenandoah Valley, three hours southwest of Washington, DC, the university enrolls approximately 1,860 undergraduates and 380 law students.


Qualifications:

A completed Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment, which begins July 1, 2024.


Application Instructions:
Submit all application materials electronically using Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/145303.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Your letter of application should explain why you wish to teach in a liberal arts setting and how your training and research/teaching interests align with this position. Include a curriculum vitae, graduate transcript (unofficial is acceptable for initial application), teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation that speak to your teaching and research abilities. 


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Organization

About W&L
Washington and Lee University is a nationally ranked, private liberal arts institution located in
Lexington, Virginia. W&L integrates the rigorous inquiry and critical thinking of a liberal arts
curriculum with nationally accredited undergraduate programs in business and journalism, and
a graduate School of Law. Our academic units are strengthened by meaningful collaborations,
all in the service of the university’s mission.
With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,860, our small size enables students to
find mentors and develop personal relationships across campus. W&L is committed to
institutional citizenship. We regard liberal arts education as an important public good, of value
not only to our students and alumni, but also to the larger communities in which we live.
Our Mission
W&L provides a liberal arts education that develops students’ capacity to think freely, critically,
and humanely and to conduct themselves with honor, integrity, and civility. Graduates will be
prepared for lifelong learning, personal achievement, responsible leadership, service to others,
and engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society.
Our Community
W&L is the ninth-oldest institution of higher education in the U.S. and is located in the scenic
Shenandoah Valley. We are a modern university located on a beautiful and historically
significant campus.
Our most valuable asset is the quality of our vibrant and welcoming community. Our faculty are
devoted teachers and scholars who uphold the highest academic standards and take a personal
interest in the lives of their students. Our staff takes pride in knowing that each individual
makes important contributions to the success of the university. Our alumni are extraordinarily
loyal and generous to their alma mater.
Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion affirms that diverse perspectives and
backgrounds enhance our community. The university is committed to the recruitment,
enrichment, and retention of faculty and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points
of view, interests, and identities.

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