Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations

Saint Michael's College
  • Location
    Colchester, Vermont
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Nov 03

Position description

Saint Michael’s College seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor starting in August 2024 to teach in the Political Science and International Relations Department and in the Criminology Program. The position requires a candidate with a Ph.D. in-hand by Aug 2024, or ABD with Ph.D. to be completed within six months of appointment.

The ideal candidate will have experience in research or teaching on racism and racial justice. The position requires teaching Introduction to American National Politics, Quantitative Research Methods, and Criminal Justice, a required course with a focus on racism and racial injustice. Additional upper-level Political Science and Criminology electives and capstone seminars will draw from the candidate’s expertise. The ability to teach courses such as American Constitutional Law, Congress, and/or the Presidency and courses that emphasize intersectional approaches to race and racism would be a strength. The teaching load is three courses a semester. The College seeks teacher-scholars who are committed to excellence in teaching and peer-reviewed scholarship. Junior faculty have access to summer funding, support for domestic and international conference travel, and reimbursement for research expenses. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching and be supportive of the mission of Saint Michael’s College.

Our lived experience impacts how we self-assess our skills, experience, and qualifications. In particular, data and statistics have shown that candidates who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, people from working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, and others with minoritized and marginalized identities may not apply to jobs when they do not believe they meet 100% of the requirements and expected responsibilities listed in the job descriptions. Some responsibilities and skills are teachable and can be learned on the job. If you can imagine yourself in this position, bringing value to our students and community and meeting most of what we are looking for, please apply.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities.


Applicants must have the following:

  • A Ph.D. in-hand by Aug 2024, or ABD with Ph.D. to be completed within six months of appointment
  • Teaching experience with demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence preferred
  • Demonstrated willingness to collaborate and actively engage in department, program, and college events and meetings; program assessment; on-campus student recruitment; open houses; and student academic advising

An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.


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