Fairfield University — Visiting Assistant Professor, Politics

The Politics Department at Fairfield University invites applications for a one-year, full time visiting assistant professor position in Comparative Politics. We are particularly interested in an instructor who focuses on Africa, Europe, or the Middle East and who can also teach International Political Economy and Introduction to Comparative Politics. The ability to teach an introductory course in another subfield, such as American Politics, or an applied Political Theory course that focuses on a particular region, would be an asset. It may also be possible for the candidate to teach a course in her/his research specialization. The teaching load is four undergraduate courses each semester. The salary and benefits for the position are highly competitive.

Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D., or an M.A. and be ABD, in political science, politics, or government. Applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Teaching experience in is preferred.

Fairfield University is a comprehensive, co-educational, Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located in the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT, one hour from New York City. Consistently ranked as a top comprehensive university in New England, Fairfield enrolls approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within five schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and The Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions. As an expression of our Jesuit identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical values.

The Politics department consists of eight faculty members representing a range of specialties in Political Science and related programs at Fairfield University, including International Studies, Environmental Studies, Humanitarian Action, American Studies, Women’s Studies, and the Master’s Program in Public Administration. The Department has a vibrant culture of undergraduate student-faculty research collaboration, annual events, guest lectures, and student participation in area and interdisciplinary studies.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, veterans, Jesuits, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities.

Application Instructions:
The search committee will begin reviewing materials immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please click https://ffd.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/EmploymentOpportunities/job/Fairfield-CT/Visiting-Assistant-Professor–Politics_JR0000905 and upload the following materials:

  • a letter of application
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • examples of syllabi and teaching evaluations if applicable
  • unofficial graduate transcript
  • three letters of reference or contact information for three references

Please ask your references to send letters of recommendation to the following email address: