Assistant Professor of Political Science

Amherst College
  • Location
    Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 23

Position description

The Department of Political Science at Amherst College invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of assistant professor in political theory. 

Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and nationality. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst's students are Pell grant recipients; 43 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color; and 10 percent of our students are international students. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. 

Candidates may focus on the history of political thought, ancient or modern political theory, contemporary comparative/international political theory, or non-Western political theory. The teaching load is two courses per semester. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2022.

We seek a colleague with a record that demonstrates high-quality teaching and research, and who is committed to excellence in education at the undergraduate level. Candidates should be comfortable teaching courses both within and outside their specialty and be able to direct undergraduate research projects. We expect candidates to offer the year-long sequence of courses covering ancient to modern political theory. The successful candidate must have the Ph.D. in hand or have fulfilled all requirements for the degree by the start of the appointment.

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