Tenure-Track Professor of Political Science

Gambier, Knox County
Aug 18, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The Department of Political Science at Kenyon College invites applications for a tenure-track position in American politics, with the appointment to begin in July of 2015. Qualified applicants will have a strong teaching and research background in American politics, knowledge of American history, the ability to teach our introductory American course, "Liberal Democracy in America," and to offer upper-level American politics courses and seminars. Area of specialty is open, but we are especially interested in candidates with expertise in public policy, political parties and elections, voting behavior, the presidency, or media and politics. The ability to teach our quantitative analysis course is desirable. A capacity to teach our introductory freshman course, "The Quest for Justice," would also be an asset. Candidates may have opportunities to contribute to interdisciplinary programs (Public Policy, American Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Center for the Study of American Democracy, Legal Studies, and others). Strong preference will go to those with a demonstrable record of excellence in teaching and research. The successful candidate must be committed to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting and have an active research agenda. Please apply on-line at https://employment.kenyon.edu, uploading your letter of application, a Curriculum Vita, transcript, statement of teaching philosophy, and writing sample. The applicant's cover letter must give details of his or her teaching experience and research interests. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Application materials are due by October 1, 2014. Preferred Qualifications: Candidates must also have a Ph.D. or be near completion by the beginning of the appointment.