Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics - Comparative Politics/International Relations

Washington and Lee University
  • Location
    Lexington, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 20

Position description

The Department of Politics at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a 1-year visiting position in Comparative Politics or International Relations beginning July 1, 2020. This is a non-tenure-track appointment with a teaching load of six courses per year (3-3). The successful candidate will be expected to teach the Department’s introductory course in Global Politics, American National Government, 2 sections of introduction to statistics, and an upper level course related to the candidate’s field of expertise. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is highly desirable.

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we strive to foster an inclusive campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. Our department is committed to preparing our students for engaged citizenship by creating an educational environment that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates.

About Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee is a highly selective university devoted to the teaching of the liberal arts. We are committed to excellence in teaching and to the research and professional activity that support it. Situated in the Shenandoah Valley, three hours southwest of Washington, DC, the university enrolls approximately 1,860 undergraduates and 400 law students. The Department of Politics, housed in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, has a staff of 9 Ph.D. political scientists.


A completed Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment, which begins July 1, 2020.

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