Assistant Professor of Politics

June 12, 2014


Earlham College invites applications a full-time, tenure-track position in the Politics Department at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2015.

Politics at Earlham is a dynamic program, which is dedicated to providing students with rigorous disciplinary knowledge while also building key skills vital to career success. Students learn how to formulate political arguments, conduct research, apply theoretical frameworks and simulate real-world politics. Our students regularly engage in collaborative research projects with members of the faculty, examining a wide array of political questions. Politics is one of the largest departments on campus based on number of majors. The Department is adding a new faculty line to meet current demand and build upon our continuing success attracting students.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

The Politics Department is seeking candidates with a love of undergraduate teaching and the ability to teach our Introduction to Politics course and upper-division courses in their field of specialization – international relations, comparative politics or political theory. The successful candidate must make contributions to Earlham's International Studies program, which could potentially be done from the perspective of American Foreign Policy or non-western political theory. The Department seeks to improve its coverage of areas that are underrepresented in the Politics curriculum, including Asia, the Middle East and/or Latin America.

Experience & Qualifications

A Ph.D. is required and previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred.

Application Instructions

Candidates should send applications as a single PDF including a cover letter detailing teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to:

Cheri Gaddis
Administrative Assistant
Social Sciences
Earlham College


Applications should be received by September 30, 2014, to receive full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants may meet members of the Earlham faculty at the American Political Science Association (APSA) annual meeting on August 28-31, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

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