Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science (American Politics and International Relations) One-Year Appointment (2021-2022)
Position summary. The Department of Political Science at Gettysburg College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning August 2021. The department seeks candidates in the subfields of American politics and International Relations. The successful candidate will be able to teach sections of the department’s introductory American government and International Relations courses and upper-level courses in areas related to the study of Judicial Politics. There is also potential to teach an upper-level course focusing on the candidate’s specialty. The teaching load for this position will be three courses each semester.
Qualifications. Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or be ABD) in Political Science with subfield specializations in American Politics and International Relations. Teaching experience or promise of excellence in teaching is desirable. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who demonstrate through their teaching, scholarship, or governance that they can contribute to the diversity and inclusivity of our community.
Application details. Applicants should apply online at: https://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/3809. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching goals in a liberal arts context should be submitted. As part of the teaching statement, we ask you to elaborate on your cultural proficiencies and experiences engaging an increasingly diverse student body. Applicants should include the names and email addresses of three professional references, at least one of whom can speak to the applicant’s teaching effectiveness. After the applicant completes the online application, the professional references indicated will be contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically.
Applications and letters of recommendation will be considered on a rolling basis; submissions will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Orientation for new faculty members, including VAPs, takes place the week of August 25, 2021. Classes begin on Monday, August 30, 2021. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Caroline Hartzell (email@example.com).