The Department of Political Science at Muhlenberg College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning August 2021. The successful candidate will have a primary interest in international relations and be able to offer courses that fit within the thematic areas around which the political science major at Muhlenberg is structured (details about our program are available on our website). Classes may include, for example, international relations theory, American foreign policy, national security policy, international law and policy, and introduction to international relations and comparative politics. We are especially interested in candidates who desire to work across subfield and disciplinary boundaries. We are open when it comes to regional expertise and welcome a variety of methodological and theoretical approaches.
Teaching responsibilities include three courses per semester. Faculty teaching hybrid and online courses benefit from the resources of our nationally-recognized Center for Digital Learning, which fosters inclusive learning and supports faculty and students in all aspects of online teaching, learning, and scholarship. Additionally, the Muhlenberg Center for Teaching and Learning offers a range of programs in support of faculty, including pedagogical workshops, support for meaningful classroom experimentation, and facilitated interdisciplinary collaboration. Visiting faculty enjoy access to all professional development resources provided by the College.
Ideal candidates will hold a PhD in Political Science or Public Policy by August 2021. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and working with students from all backgrounds (including first-generation students, low-income students, racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ+, etc.).
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