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The Department of Politics at Whitman College seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Comparative Politics/International Relations, with expertise in African Politics, at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August, 2016. Ph.D. required.

The successful candidate will offer courses in African Politics, as well as courses that contribute to the College's general education requirements. We seek applications from individuals with interests and expertise in areas such as political institutions and systems, development and political economy, violence and security, social movements, and/or African political thought, and are especially interested in candidates who approach the study of African politics from a global or transnational perspective. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. The College has a generous sabbatical leave program and provides professional development support for both research and teaching.

All applications must include the following materials: cover letter; curriculum vitae; a statement on the candidate's teaching interests and approaches; a statement on the candidate's research interests and agenda for scholarship; the contact information for three people who will be contacted for letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and complete sets of teaching evaluations and/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.

To apply, please go to, click "Faculty" and "Assistant Professor of Politics (African)".

Deadline: September 25, 2015. Inquiries should be directed to Shampa Biswas, Chair, African Politics Search Committee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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.