Tenure-Track Assistant Professor ? Comparative Politics/East Asian Politics

Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg College

Department Political Science
Job Title Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Comparative Politics/East Asian Politics
Job Type Tenure-Track position
Is Tenure Track Yes
Job Summary
The Department of Political Science at Gettysburg College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2020.

The department seeks candidates in the subfield of comparative politics, with a specialization in East Asia, a substantive focus on Chinese politics, and the ability to teach a course in Japanese politics. The successful candidate will be able to teach the department's introductory comparative government course, upper-level courses in his or her specialty, and contribute to the department's methods requirement. The successful candidate should have a commitment to teaching in a liberal arts tradition and show evidence of scholarly engagement.

We are particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and scholarship will contribute to the department's commitment to diversity and academic excellence. As part of the cover letter or teaching statement, we invite you to elaborate on your cultural proficiencies and experiences engaging an increasingly diverse student body.

The College welcomes the candidate to join a group of East Asianists who are currently housed in eight academic departments across humanities and social sciences at the College. These faculty members have built strong academic connections through curriculum and undergraduate research/capstone projects.

A Ph.D. in political science or ABD status is required. The teaching load is 3/2.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a CV, cover letter, writing sample; transcripts; and a separate statement about your teaching philosophy. The cover letter should be addressed to Professor Bruce Larson, Chair, Comparative Politics Search Committee, Department of Political Science. In addition, applicants should enter the names and email addresses of three professional references. After the applicant completes his/her on-line application, the professional references listed will be contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically. At least one of the letters of recommendation must address the applicant's teaching effectiveness.

Application materials must be received by October 1, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Bruce Larson: blarson@gettysgburg.edu.

EEO Statement
Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate ( GED ) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

Posting Number 20100117F

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Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Writing Sample #1
Optional Documents

To apply please click here! Posted: 06/27/2020