The Whitman College Politics Department seeks to fill two one-year positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective August 2018. PhD required.
The successful candidates will offer courses in global politics at the introductory and advanced undergraduate level. We are particularly interested in candidates offering transnational or global perspectives on the politics of Africa, East Asia, or Europe. Other area specializations will be considered. Our department values interdisciplinary engagement, innovative methods, critical IR, and a broad understanding of politics. Applicants with PhDs in Political Science, Anthropology, Area Studies, Geography and other related disciplines are welcome. The successful candidates will teach five courses. Ability to teach “Introduction to International Politics” is desirable, but not required. Other courses will be determined in conversation with the Department, with considerable room for the successful candidates to shape their teaching around their specific expertise and training.
The online application will prompt you to submit all of the required materials: a letter of application; separate statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly agenda; curriculum vitae; the contact information for three people who will be contacted for letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and complete sets of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.
The application should address the candidate’s interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In addition, because Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community, applicants should explain how their classroom and scholarly practices will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement.
Review of applications will begin on May 31, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
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Whitman is an independent, co-educational, non-sectarian residential liberal arts and sciences undergraduate college, founded in 1882. Whitman College is renowned for combining academic excellence, an unpretentious Northwest culture, and an engaging community with approximately 1,500 students from 45 states and 30 nations. Nearly 70 percent of Whitman students live on campus and 98 percent of tenure-track faculty hold a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree in their field. During recent years the faculty has garnered honors and fellowships from Battelle Research Institute, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Fulbright Fellowships, Hughes Medical Institute, PEW Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Whitman College is located in historic Walla Walla in the scenic southeastern corner of Washington, two-and-a-half hours from Spokane, four hours from Portland, and four-and-a-half hours from Seattle. For more information visit http://www.whitman.edu/about-whitman