Assistant Professor in Comparative Political Theory

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The Department of Political Science at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in comparative political theory with a focus on indigenous political thought beginning Fall 2021. Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding, such as racial, ethnic, and gender minorities, are particularly encouraged to apply. The Department of Political Science is committed to seeking out and hiring qualified candidates among individuals who have been and continue to be inadequately represented in the discipline and in our faculty. We invite applicants with scholarship in Native American, Pacific Island, global, and diasporic traditions of political thought in Asia, Africa and the Americas.  The teaching load in the first year is four courses, and in subsequent  years is either five courses or four classroom courses plus one "intensive," a small enrollment, closely mentored experience for undergraduates. Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field is expected at the time of appointment. Salary is competitive and accompanied by a full benefits package. We encourage applicants to identify their scholarly interests in their application materials, and to describe how those interests guide, inform and are reflected in their current and future teaching aspirations at each level of our curriculum. To apply, candidates should submit a letter of application, a statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and other involvements, C.V., graduate school transcript (unofficial copies accepted for initial application), at least three letters of recommendation, reprints and preprints of peer-reviewed works or brief writing samples, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations and/or statement of teaching interests. Please apply online at For inquiries, email Fubing Su, Chair, ( Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.