Assistant Professor, Political Science at The College of St. Scholastica

The Department of History and Politics at the College of St. Scholastica invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Political Science, beginning September 2022. Areas of specialization in comparative or global politics and in African and African Diaspora Studies. The successful candidate will serve as director of the Political Science Program (major/minor) and should have demonstrated interests in academic program administration. Teaching expectations include a range of introductory and advanced courses in comparative and global politics, in other areas of political science (such as political theory), and in African and African Diaspora Studies, including African American history.

The teaching load is three courses per semester (traditional, and online formats), with release time for service as program director. In addition to teaching and administrative responsibilities, this position requires research and scholarship, professional activity, and college service.

At the College of St. Scholastica, equity and inclusion are key ingredients of academic excellence and the success of all our students. Our Catholic Benedictine heritage, grounded in Catholic social teaching, informs this vision of Inclusive Excellence. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of cultural competence and be committed to working closely with diverse populations.

A Ph.D. in political science is required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate must be ready to contribute to our strong tradition of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.