Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics

Whitman College
  • Location
    Walla Walla, Washington
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 20

Position description

Located in the vibrant community of Walla Walla, WAWhitman College is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving roughly 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, and engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top undergraduate, liberal arts colleges in the country.

The Department of Politics at Whitman College is seeking candidates for a multi-year position with expertise in U.S. politics at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning August 2024. Areas of interest might include: elections, populism, the far right, religion and politics, or media and politics. Candidates who situate U.S. politics in a global and/or comparative context are of particular interest.

Our department takes a transdisciplinary approach to the study of politics, with a strong commitment to methodological pluralism and diverse modes of scholarship, including scholar-activism, community-based research, and other kinds of public-facing research. The successful candidate will teach courses of their own design, including a mix of introductory and advanced seminars.

Whitman College is committed to fostering an inclusive learning community that values diverse identities, experiences, and perspectives. In the cover letter, candidates should describe their interest in teaching undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In doing so, candidates should address how their lived experiences and classroom and scholarly practices will advance equity and inclusion in the learning environment. 

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