Assistant Professor of Political Science

Colorado Springs, El Paso County
Jun 19, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Comparative Politics/ Asia The Department of Political Science at Colorado College invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will teach departmental offerings in Comparative Politics with a focus on East Asia, and teach one of the sections of the introductory courses for Comparative Politics. We are open to approach or specialization but the successful candidate must be able to teach courses on Chinese politics. Secondarily, we seek the ability to teach courses on Chinese foreign policy and welcome additional offerings on East or South Asia. The crucial elements that we seek are a candidate's commitment to, and potential for, excellence in teaching and in scholarly research. Colorado College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community. Candidates who can identify the ways in which their experience might contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply. The College has a unique academic system in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, with an academic year of eight and a half blocks. Formally, faculty are expected to teach six blocks a year, but professors may apply for a limited number of release blocks to pursue scholarly projects. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Colorado College welcomes members of all groups and reaffirms its commitment not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability or sexual orientation in its educational programs, activities, and employment practices. How to Apply Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, official transcripts from college and graduate school, and three letters of recommendation to: Asian Politics Search Committee, Department of Political Science, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache La Poudre, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80903. Application deadline: September 26, 2014. Questions? Please contact Jenn Sides, Office Coordinator for Political Science, at or (719) 389-6583.