Assistant Professor of Politics at Whitman College

Tenure-track position in law and politics in global context at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August 2020. Ph.D. required. Deadline: August 15, 2019.

We are interested in a teacher-scholar with a focus on law and politics in a global context. We welcome candidates who work with a variety of methods, including fieldwork, archival, historical institutional, political theoretical, and/or legal textual approaches. Candidates might offer courses such as international law; international politics; decolonization; human rights; theories of empire; comparative constitutionalism; indigenous politics; and/or area-specific courses on Asia, Africa, or Latin America. The candidate selected for the position will have the opportunity to contribute to the work of the college’s Center for Global Studies, as well as interdisciplinary programs such as Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, and Race and Ethnic Studies, as appropriate. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community. Applicants should explain how their classroom and scholarly practices will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement. In their cover letter, 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.

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 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.

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