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Comparative Political Theory - Indigenous/Islamic/Asian/Latin American/Caribbean/Non-Western TT Position

The Department of Politics at Whitman College seeks applications for a tenure-track position in political theory, with expertise in comparative political theory, at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August, 2016. Ph.D. required.

The successful candidate will offer courses in comparative political theory as well as courses that contribute to the College’s general education requirements. We seek applications from individuals with interests and expertise in any of the following: Islamic, East Asian, South Asian, Latin American, indigenous, Caribbean, and/or non-Western political theory in a comparative context. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. The College provides a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching.

To apply, go to, click “Faculty” and “Assistant Professor of Politics”. 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/performance 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.

In their application, candidates should address their 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 pedagogy and research will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment.

Deadline: September 7, 2015.

No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.