The Department of Government and International Affairs at Wofford College in
Spartanburg, South Carolina, invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant
professor/instructor of international affairs to begin fall 2021.
Candidates are required to be broadly trained in international relations and/or comparative
politics and to have the ability to teach a range of introductory and upper level international
relations and comparative politics courses. Candidates must be prepared to teach an international
political economy course. The ability to teach introduction to American politics is beneficial, but
not required. Graduate coursework on teaching and/or additional pedagogical training through
workshops or certificates is helpful for this position. In addition, we value inclusive pedagogical
approaches that aim to engage with a diverse student community. The teaching load for this
position is 3-3.
A Ph.D. or ABD in Political Science, equivalent or closely related field. One semester teaching
experience or its equivalence.
Application materials must be emailed to [email protected].
Applications received by February 1, 2021 will receive full consideration. Please contact the
Department Chair, Dr. Rachel Vanderhill ([email protected]), with any questions.
All applications must include the following materials:
(1) a letter of application that discusses how the candidate is prepared to meet the specific needs
of Wofford College’s Government and International Affairs department, the candidate’s interest
in teaching at a residential liberal arts college, and the candidate’s teaching philosophy;
(2) a curriculum vitae;
(3) evidence of teaching effectiveness;
(4) a statement showing how the candidate’s teaching will contribute to Wofford’s commitment
to justice, diversity, equity and inclusion;
(5) letters of support from two professional references;
(6) unofficial graduate transcripts.