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Job Title: Assistant Professor of Political Science (comparative and international politics)
Company Name: College of Charleston
Location: Charleston, SC
Position Type: Internship
Post Date: 05/25/2022
Expire Date: 06/24/2022
Job Categories: Education, Government and Policy, Information Technology, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Research & Development, Environmental, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Assistant Professor of Political Science (comparative and international politics)
Position Description:
The Department of Political Science at the College of Charleston invites applications from candidates working in the subfields of comparative politics or international relations for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor, beginning August 2022. The Department is particularly interested in applicants with a thematically oriented research agenda focusing on one or more of the following: Race, ethnicity, & politics, migration & citizenship, or democracy & autocracy. The Department will consider candidates that take critical approaches to international politics, engaging with questions surrounding power relationships, structural inequities, racial, ethnic and caste divisions, and colonial legacies. We are seeking candidates with a primary regional expertise in Latin America or the Middle East & North Africa. In addition to upper-level classes that align with the person’s research interests, teaching requirements include some combination of Introduction to World Politics, International Relations Theory, and Introduction to Comparative Politics. An interest in teaching the department’s undergraduate research methods course (approach can be quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods) is a plus. The Department is also interested in candidates who have experience in mentoring and advising students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students who represent historically oppressed and marginalized identities. A PhD in Political Science, Geography, or a related discipline is required.

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 Department of Political Science is committed to the rigorous study of politics, power, and place, expanding opportunities for learning and service, career preparation and civic participation locally and globally.

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 chair of the political science department Dr. Hollis France franceh@cofc.edu. Review of applications will begin November 15th, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The College 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. 

EEO Statement:
The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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