Colby College — One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Government (International Relations)


Comparative Government and Politics

One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Government (International Relations)

The Department of Government at Colby College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in international relations with a focus on the political economy of the Global South, starting in the fall of 2023. We would welcome candidates with regional expertise in Africa, South Asia, or Southeast Asia. We seek highly qualified candidates who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and who are committed to working with an increasingly diverse student body.  The teaching load is four courses per year. The successful applicant will teach Introduction to International Relations, and either an introductory comparative politics course or an introductory course in research methods, as well as additional courses chosen in consultation with the department chair.

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in political science by September 1, 2023. Experience in undergraduate teaching as the instructor of record is strongly preferred. The college and the department are committed to enhancing the diversity and inclusivity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area when they apply.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates commitment to the value of diversity and to inclusive teaching, evidence of teaching excellence, contact information for three references, and a graduate school transcript to Interfolio: Review of applications will begin January 20, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions about this position should be directed to:

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.