Kalamazoo College
Department of Political Science
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Tenure Track

Position Description

The Department of Political Science at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning September 2014. The department encourages applications from scholars in any field of American politics. Teaching responsibilities will consist of six courses per year, including Introduction to US Politics, taught biannually. Candidates should also be able to teach Civil Liberties and/or Constitutional Law and one or more of the following: The Presidency and/or the Congress, Political Parties, Environmental Politics, Race Politics, and Urban or State and Local Politics. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a high aptitude and interest in undergraduate teaching including contributing to the College's "Shared Passages" core curriculum (first-year, sophomore, and senior seminars), a commitment to the liberal arts, and a desire to involve undergraduates in scholarship both inside and outside the classroom. Applicants are encouraged to discuss how their teaching of and research in American politics will engage an increasingly diverse student body, and discuss their potential interest in interdisciplinary programs at the College or experiential education programs such as service-learning or the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. Ph.D. (or evidence it will be completed by September 1, 2014) required. Salary is competitive and consistent with level of experience.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective nationally known liberal arts college offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 225,000 which supports four college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Completed applications received by October 1, 2013 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, detailed statement of teaching philosophy and goals, description of scholarly interests, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable) in PDF format below. Three letters of recommendation (in PDF form) addressed to the Political Science Search Committee, should be sent to politicalScienceSearch@kzoo.edu with a subject line lastname_firstname.

Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Associate Professor of Political Science
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Department of Political Science
Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo, MI, 49006
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