Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science (American Politics)

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Department: Political Science
Position Type: Faculty - Non-Tenure Track
Categories: Faculty - Political Science

Visiting Assistant Professor Position

Start Date: Fall 2022

Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

Department of Political Science

The Political Science Department at Carleton College invites applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in American Politics. The department seeks candidates who have expertise in all areas of American politics and can offer courses at all levels. We are particularly interested in applicants with teaching and research interests that relate to the struggle for representation and dynamic power of diverse groups; such as identity politics, political psychology and behaviors, rural and urban politics, and diverse forms of political participations in the U.S. political system. Carleton operates on a trimester calendar, with faculty teaching five courses per year. We would be especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated capacity for mentoring students in diverse research methods such as field research, interviewing, survey techniques that complement multivariate statistical analysis. A Ph.D. or its imminent completion is required. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2022.

The following materials are required: letter of application; curriculum vitae; contact information for three letters of reference; a statement about teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment and how you would contribute to a college community that embraces a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values; graduate school transcript; a summary of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction; sample syllabi; and at least one scholarly writing sample. To ensure full consideration we request that applications be filed by January 31, 2022. All application materials can be submitted at

We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000. Located in the historic and thriving two-college town of Northfield, Minnesota, it is forty-five minutes from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, in easy reach of a vibrant metropolitan area that is home to three million people and rich cultural resources. The diverse members of Department of Political Science reside in a historic modern building with excellent facilities.  The faculty is passionate about teaching and active in scholarship. We are particularly interested in applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to attracting and retaining students from underserved groups and who will contribute to our vibrant college-wide culture of undergraduate research.  For further information about the department consult the Department of Political Science website

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