The Department of Political Science at the College of Charleston invites applications for a one year visiting assistant professor position in comparative/international politics, with regional specialties in either Latin America or the Middle East, beginning August 2021. The ideal candidate will teach courses that incorporate some combination of the following issues areas of migration, race/ethnicity, religion, and/or comparative democratic systems and regime transitions. Additional teaching requirements include World Politics, International Relations Theory and Introduction to Comparative Politics. Ability to teach the department’s undergraduate research methods course a plus. An M.A. in Political Science, Geography or a related discipline is required, but a PhD is preferred. The teaching load is four courses per semester.
The Political Science Department has 20 full-time faculty, over 360 undergraduate majors (http://polisci.cofc.edu/), and a Geography Minor (http://geography-minor.cofc.edu/). The department also supports a NASPAA Accredited Master of Public Administration (http://puba.cofc.edu/) and Master of Science in Environmental and Sustainability Studies (http://mes.cofc.edu/) program.
The College of Charleston is located in historic downtown Charleston in a coastal metropolitan area of 800,000. The College is a public, liberal arts and sciences institution with a student body of approximately 10,000 undergraduate students and 900 graduate students, 20% of whom identify as minority, and 140 international students from 34 different countries. Additional information about the institution, the student body, and the surrounding area is available at https://www.cofc.edu/.
Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.cofc.edu/ and submit a cover letter; a curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, sample publication/example of scholarly research, a teaching portfolio (with a teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness including, but not limited to course syllabi and course evaluations) and contact information for three references.
Questions about the search can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Hollis France ([email protected]). Review of applications will begin March 16, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The College of Charleston is an AA/EO employer and seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects the society and community in which it is located, and a climate for the success of every employee and student by appreciating the uniqueness that each one brings to the learning environment. To that end, we actively encourage applications from all groups underrepresented in higher education.