Colby College — Assistant Professor, American Government and Politics

The Department of Government at Colby College seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor to teach American government and politics, commencing September 1, 2017.  We seek highly qualified candidates who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research and who are committed to working with an increasingly diverse student body. With ten faculty members and 180 majors, the department is a thriving community of scholars with broad interests and a strong commitment to deepening our expertise and offerings in the politics of diversity. We are open to sub-fields within the broad field of American government and politics; our preference would be a political behaviorist or social movement scholar who specializes in public policies related to race, ethnicity, income equality, gender, and/or sexuality. The successful applicant will teach at least one section of Introduction to American Government and Politics, one section of an introductory course in multi-methods research, and additional sections in the candidate’s area of expertise, chosen in consultation with the department chair.  The teaching load is 4 courses the first year, 5 courses per year thereafter, with the possibility of a repeat preparation. An interest in developing an advanced course in quantitative methods is also desirable.

Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, statements expressing the candidate’s teaching experience and research agenda, three letters of recommendation, a representative sample of current scholarship, evidence of teaching excellence, and a graduate school transcript to: To be considered for an interview at the APSA in September, application materials should be submitted by August 15, 2016. We will accept applications until the position is filled.  Questions about this position should be directed to:

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