Visiting Assistant Professor of International Relations and the Comparative Politics of Africa

Providence College
  • Location
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 17

Position description

The Political Science Department at Providence College invites applications for a one-year position as visiting assistant professor in International Relations/Comparative Politics with a focus on contemporary politics of Africa, for the 2023-24 academic year. The position is broadly defined, and thus the Department welcomes applicants with a range of substantive interests such as, for example, post-colonial institutions and challenges, international law and organization, democratization, social movements, conflict resolution, geopolitics, political economy, state-building, or other Africa-centered topics.

The Political Science Department has fourteen full-time faculty members dedicated to effective teaching and scholarship, with expertise in an array of topics including campaigns and elections, civic engagement, communications and the media, constitutional law, democracy and development, Latino and Black politics, environmental politics, globalization, race, gender and sexuality, social justice and equality. We study and teach on many aspects of politics in the U.S. as well as numerous other countries, with particular strengths in East Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East..

The City of Providence is a vibrant and diverse city with a long history of welcoming immigrant populations, most recently from West Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. 

Essential Duties

The teaching load will be three courses per semester and class size varies from 12 to 25 students. This visiting assistant professor will teach courses in African Politics, International Relations, and Politics 101, the introductory course for the major.

Education and Experience Required

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in political science (or be very close to completion), and will be asked to demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence, strong research skills. and potential for research productivity.  

Posting Number: F180P

Instructions to candidates

The position includes competitive salary and benefits as well as research support, including travel funds, library resources, and grant writing assistance. Salary range of $70,000 - $75,000.  

Application instructions

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