Comparative Politics, Assistant Professor

Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a tenure-track position for Comparative Politics in the Department of Government beginning Fall 2019. The rank will be Assistant Professor or Instructor depending on qualifications. Applicants must possess or be close to completing a doctorate (or terminal degree) in political science.

Responsibilities include teaching introductory, intermediate and advanced courses in comparative politics with a preference for expertise in either Asia or the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Teaching experience is preferred. Teaching load is 3/2 and includes participation in the College's general education requirement, "Connections”. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s), teaching and research statement, diversity statement, a writing sample, and teaching evaluation forms to http://apply.interfolio.com/52454. Applicants must arrange for three letters of support to be submitted by recommenders directly to Interfolio. For full consideration applications must  be completed by October 1, 2018.

Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community, the search committee will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant.  We will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds.  We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success.

The person selected for this tenure-track position may also be considered for a supplemental appointment as a Franklin & Marshall (Mellon) High Impact Emerging Scholar.  These are scholars who possess outstanding promise for inspiring and supporting the educational development of underrepresented minority students in a higher educational setting such as F&M. Selected finalists who meet these additional qualifications, in addition to those outlined by this ad, may be nominated by the department as an F&M (Mellon) High Impact Emerging Scholar.  If selected as a M/HIES, the person will receive a two-year appointment (additional to the tenure-track appointment) that begins as soon as the person joins the campus on the tenure-track. The M/HIES program supports the acceleration of one's research trajectory with a significantly reduced teaching load for two years along with supportive mentoring to advance the scholar's research and professional development. Candidates interested in being considered for nomination should indicate their interest in their cover letter and highlight any previous work in this area in their diversity statement.


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