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Assistant Professor of Political Science

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The Department of Political Science at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure track position to teach Political Theory at the Assistant Professor rank beginning in the academic year 2018-19. Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates should have completed or be nearing completion of a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. We are seeking to fill a position in political theory with an emphasis on gender in western and/or non-western thought. We invite applicants in political theory with a range of diverse substantive areas or approaches. The successful candidate will teach Introductory Political Theory, as well as an advanced course in and/or cross-listed with Women’s and Gender Studies and/or one or more of Vassar’s Multidisciplinary Programs.  Teaching load is five courses (four preparations) per year.

Candidates should submit a complete dossier including a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a graduate school transcript, at least three letters of recommendation, a sample of professional writing, a diversity statement highlighting contributions to and/or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and/or professional involvements, a statement of teaching approach and interests, and evidence of teaching potential such as teaching evaluations and syllabuses.

To apply, please visit http://employment.vassar.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52402  

Please direct any questions to Himadeep Muppidi, Chair, Department of Political Science, Vassar College, Box 632, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie NY 12604.  Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. For inquiries, email: himuppidi@vassar.edu.

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Vassar College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.