Assistant Professor, Africana Studies and Political Science, 1-Year Visiting Position

The Departments of Africana Studies and Political Science at The College of Wooster seek to fill a one-year visiting position at the level of Assistant Professor divided between Africana Studies (2/3rd) and Political Science (1/3rd), beginning in the August 2020. Broad training in Africana Studies and Political Science, with a focus on African politics, is required.
We are especially interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (21% domestic students of color and 15% international students); all applicants are expected to discuss their experience working with diverse student populations.
The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability to teach courses in Africana Studies, upper level courses in Africana Studies and comparative politics, and to advise undergraduate independent study projects in Africana Studies, comparative politics, and international relations. Preference is given to candidates who will have completed their Ph.D. by the time of appointment and who have had previous independent teaching experience.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts; evidence of effective teaching (including syllabi and summaries of student evaluations) and research (such as a research statement or writing sample of 25 pages or less); a statement detailing how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community; and three reference letters through Interfolio. Applications received online at Interfolio by February 7, 2020, will receive full consideration. If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Santha Schuch, Academic Coordinator, at Questions about the position should be directed to Josephine Wright (, Chair of the search committee.

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The College values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.