Visiting Assistant Professor

Political Science



The Department of Political Science at Union College in Schenectady, NY invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in U.S. Politics, beginning fall 2017. This is a three-year position. Union College is a leading national liberal arts college with a focus on undergraduate education. We are interested in applicants who can offer public policy courses in several of the following (or other) areas: environment, education, health care, urban affairs, housing, transportation, immigration, criminal justice. The ability to offer a course on Congress and/or race & ethnicity in U.S. politics would be a plus. The normal load is six courses across a trimester system (usually two per term), one of which would be Introduction to U.S. Politics. Normally, faculty supervise senior projects that count for one or two courses of the teaching load. Evidence of teaching effectiveness will be important. Also, we will have a preference for candidates who clearly demonstrate research potential with an agenda for future work. Candidates with a Ph.D. are preferred, though ABD applications within one year of completion will be considered. Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. The cover letter should comment on the ways in which the candidacy represents an increase in the diversity of the faculty, or a commitment to the ideals of joining a community of diverse faculty, students, and staff. To receive full consideration, applications must be received by December 23, 2016. Please mail a cover letter, CV, three letters of reference, sample of scholarly work, teaching evaluations and other teaching materials to Michele Angrist, Search Committee Chair, Department of Political Science, Union College, Schenectady NY, 12308.

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