The Department of Government at Colby College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in contemporary political theory commencing September 1, 2022. We are seeking a dynamic scholar and teacher who will complement our existing course offerings and attract undergraduates to the study of political theory.
We are open as to the candidate’s precise area of specialization within the large domain of contemporary political theory. Areas of scholarly interest might include democratic theory, liberalism, multiculturalism, critical theory, race and ethnicity, feminist theory, or comparative political theory. The ideal candidate will also be broadly trained in the history of political thought and able to offer courses covering canonical texts in ancient, modern, and contemporary political theory, including one section of the required introductory course in political theory. Teaching load is 4.5 courses per year, with the possibility of offering one course during Colby’s January term. Faculty on the tenure track are also expected to supervise a limited number of student research projects, including senior honors theses, each year.
Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in political science by September 1, 2022. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in teaching a diverse student body and present a strong and on-going research program that is open to the inclusion of undergraduates. The college and the department are committed to enhancing the diversity and inclusivity of the campus community and the curriculum; candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas when they apply.
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