Assistant Professor Of Political Science And International Relations

Roger Williams University
  • Location
    Bristol, Rhode Island
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 10

Position description

Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today's employers demand. In the five years since launching its signature Affordable Excellence initiative, the University has established itself as a leader in American higher education by confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families - increasing costs that limit access to college, rising debt and the job readiness of graduates. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, RWU is home to a thriving School of Continuing Studies based in Providence as well as Rhode Island's only law school.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of its growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.

The Department of Politics and International Relations at Roger Williams University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Comparative Politics with a regional specialization in Latin America. The successful candidate must be committed to the excellent standards of teaching within the department's two majors of Political Science and International Relations. The successful candidate must also be willing to support the interdisciplinary Latino and Latin American Studies program and the University's Core (general education) program. The ability to teach in the interdisciplinary Public Health major would be an asset. Solid secondary expertise in a region not already covered by existing faculty is also desirable. As well as teaching, the candidate will be responsible for advising students, curricular development, scholarly activity, and service to the department and the university community.

DPIR consists of seven full-time faculty covering American Politics, International Relations, International Political economy, Middle Eastern Politics, Public Administration, and Chinese and Russian Politics. We value collegiality, service to the department and university and are engaged with the academic and wider community in various ways.


The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Political Science or Government with an emphasis in Comparative Politics at the time of appointment. The search committee will consider extraordinarily qualified Ph.D. candidates (ABD) with the condition that they will have completed their dissertation defense by the time of appointment. Highly desirable candidates will have at least two years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level as well as a solid record of scholarly activity.

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