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Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics

November 20, 2019


Earlham College invites applications for a full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Politics Department, beginning in August 2020.

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. Earlham's students regularly engage in collaborative research projects with members of the faculty, examining a wide array of political questions. Faculty in Politics support and administer the Politics, International Studies and Public Policy majors at Earlham College.

This position fills a vacancy in International Relations, which will be under institutional consideration as a future tenure line.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Earlham is seeking candidates with a love of undergraduate teaching and a Ph.D. in political science, international relations or a related field. Areas of teaching interest, research interest and country/region specialization are open, but the Department is seeking a candidate who will expand and diversify its current course offerings. Teaching in Earlham’s first-year seminar program is essential. An ability to teach a methods course, support related interdisciplinary programs, and contribute to co-curricular programs would be welcome. Research plans that could include undergraduates are welcome. The teaching load is 3-3.

Experience & Qualifications

Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by August 2020. Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred.

Application Instructions

Candidates should send applications as a single PDF. Applications should include a cover letter detailing teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, and a statement (approximately 300-500 words) describing the candidate’s ability to contribute to Earlham’s aspirations to be a diverse and inclusive institution, to be submitted to administrative assistant Donna Sykes at

In addition, please submit three letters of recommendation (these may be sent under separate cover). Additional evidence of teaching effectiveness may be requested later in the process.

Applications should be received by February 3, 2020, to receive full consideration; submissions will be accepted until the position is filled.

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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