Assistant Professor of Political Science

Averett University
  • Location
    Danville, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 17

Position description

Since 1859, Averett University has grown and developed into a dynamic institution that serves students of all ages, offering more than 40 undergraduate majors with a number of concentrations and minors, along with 12 graduate programs with several concentrations. Dedicated to preparing students to serve and lead as catalysts for positive change, the University’s historic main campus is embedded in the heart of Southern Virginia with regional learning centers throughout Virginia and online. Averett enrolls a diverse student body, and boasts an alumni network that spans the globe.

At Averett University, we are altogether different. We know that relationships fuel futures, which explains our unmistakable family atmosphere. On campus or online, Averett students feel a sense of true belonging. Through relentless support and unwavering dedication, we equip our students with the skills for a lifetime of success. Knowing that personal growth and community well-being go hand-in-hand, we serve others with confidence and distinction, and with a more than 160-year legacy, our influence is far-reaching in the world around us. This is All Averett.


The Department of History, Political Science, and Religion at Averett University in Danville, Virginia, invites applications for an entry level tenure-track position to teach courses in American government and introductory courses on international relations, comparative government, political philosophy, and political development.

Averett is a small, private liberal arts university with a teaching focus. The successful candidate will have a commitment to teaching excellence and a willingness to integrate into the local community.


  • Ph.D. in political science is required from a regionally accredited institution.
  • ABD candidates may be considered if within six months of completion.

Primary Responsibilities

  • The standard teaching load is four courses per semester. 
  • Will serve as an advisor to Political Science majors, as well as History and Politics majors.
  • Will be expected to be involved in departmental business, including assessment and program reviews.
  • Participate on University committees and campus life.

The position will begin in August of 2023. Applications will begin to be reviewed on January 30, 2023, but will be open until filled.


Application instructions

Submit Letter of Interest, Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), and 3 Professional References to: 

Search Committee for the History, Political Science, and Religion Dept.

Averett University

420 West Main Street

Danville, VA 24541

Email address: [email protected]

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