Macalester College, Political Science

Position ID:Macalester-PoliticalScience-VAP [#20986]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor Political Science (Political Theory)
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105, United States [map]
Subject Area: Political Science / Political Theory
Appl Deadline:2022/03/01 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2022/01/19, listed until 2022/03/01)
Position Description:    

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The Macalester College Department of Political Science invites applications for a visiting position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor (PhD) or Visiting Instructor (ABD), for the 2022-2023 academic year. Candidates should have, or be close to completing, a PhD in Political Science with a focus on Political Theory whose teaching and research intersect with questions of race and ethnicity. We are especially interested in candidates who would further diversify our faculty and curriculum. The position is in Macalester’s Political Science department but may also contribute to other interdisciplinary programs at Macalester. 

The teaching load is five courses per year, and should include Foundations of Political Theory, Foundations of American Politics, and three additional courses in theory, race, ethnicity and politics, or American politics.

Inquiries can be directed to Professor Lesley Lavery, Chair of Political Science, Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to Academic Jobs Online. The cover letter should indicate which courses the applicant is prepared to teach. Applications are due no later than March 1, 2022. 

Salary and benefits are competitive, and the Political Science department is committed to mentoring visiting faculty; past visitors have found their time at Macalester to be a strong launching pad from which to secure tenure-track positions at other institutions. 

Macalester College and the Political Science department are committed to student and faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion. Strong candidates will have a record of experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching diverse students. In addition to the materials noted above, applicants should also submit a diversity statement (no longer than 2 pages) that discusses past experiences and/or potential future contributions to inclusive excellence in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or outreach. In the diversity statement, applicants should reflect upon their experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, with a population of approximately three million people and home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 2000 undergraduates from all 50 states and the District of

Columbia and 95 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105