Assistant Professor of Political Science

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

The Political Science Department at Carleton College invites applicants for tenure-track 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 in American politics; 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. Successful candidates will normally teach one or two introductions to American politics per year. We also expect that successful applicants will be part of a rotation of teachers for a course on research methods, which is required for all majors. 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, 2023.

The following materials are required: letter of application; curriculum vitae; names and contact information of three references; statement addressing the candidate's teaching experience and interests and scholarly agenda; graduate school transcript; a summary of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction; one or two sample syllabi; at least one scholarly writing sample. The deadline for receipt of applications is September 15, 2022. All application materials can be submitted at  

We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. Women and members of underrepresented 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 town of Northfield, Minnesota.  We are in commuting distance of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, whose greater metro area has a diverse population of three million people and a rich variety of cultural resources.  Our academic year consists of three ten-week terms.  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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