The Department of Political Science at Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position in the comparative politics of Latin America at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the fall semester of 2018. The faculty members of the Swarthmore Political Science Department reflect, in their intellectual and research interests, the exceptional pluralism of political science and seek to convey the discipline’s richness and variety in their courses and in their discussions and interactions with students. The department arranges course offerings by the traditional subdivisions of the discipline as it is practiced in the United States: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory. The new hire is also expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary program in Latin American and Latino Studies.
Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.
Applicants must demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching as well as research. The successful candidate should have a PhD in hand by the time of appointment in August 2018 and should demonstrate an ability to conduct research in Spanish and/or Portuguese. The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active research program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.
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