Job description

Internal Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science (Comparative/International Politics)

Position Type:



School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Political Science

Position Description:

Visiting Assistant Professor, Comparative/International Politics, College of Charleston
Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at the College of Charleston invites applications for a one year visiting assistant professor position in comparative/international politics, with regional specialties in either Latin America or the Middle East, beginning August 2021. The ideal candidate will teach courses that incorporate some combination of the following issues areas of migration, race/ethnicity, religion, and/or comparative democratic systems and regime transitions. Additional teaching requirements include World Politics, International Relations Theory and Introduction to Comparative Politics. Ability to teach the department’s undergraduate research methods course a plus. An M.A. in Political Science, Geography or a related discipline is required, but a PhD is preferred. The teaching load is four courses per semester.

The Political Science Department has 20 full-time faculty, over 360 undergraduate majors (, and a Geography Minor ( The department also supports a NASPAA Accredited Master of Public Administration ( and Master of Science in Environmental and Sustainability Studies ( program.

The College of Charleston is located in historic downtown Charleston in a coastal metropolitan area of 800,000. The College is a public, liberal arts and sciences institution with a student body of approximately 10,000 undergraduate students and 900 graduate students, 20% of whom identify as minority, and 140 international students from 34 different countries. Additional information about the institution, the student body, and the surrounding area is available at

Applicants should apply online at and submit a cover letter; a curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, sample publication/example of scholarly research, a teaching portfolio (with a teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness including, but not limited to course syllabi and course evaluations) and contact information for three references.

Questions about the search can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Hollis France ([email protected]). Review of applications will begin March 16, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The College of Charleston is an AA/EO employer and seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects the society and community in which it is located, and a climate for the success of every employee and student by appreciating the uniqueness that each one brings to the learning environment. To that end, we actively encourage applications from all groups underrepresented in higher education.Posting Date:

02/18/2021Open Until Filled?:

YesPosting Number:

F2016231PEEO Statement:

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.Quicklink for Posting:

Lecturer in Race and Ethnic Politics / University of California Los Angeles Department of Political Science / United States

Lecturer in Race and Ethnic Politics

Job #JPF05769

  • L&S Social Sciences – POLITICAL SCIENCE

Recruitment Period

Open July 30th, 2020 through Thursday, Dec 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Department of Political Science at UCLA seeks applications for lecturer positions during the 2020-2021 academic year.

We are looking for candidates to fill one position teaching advanced undergraduate classes in Race and Ethnic Politics, most likely “143C. Politics of American Suburbanization,” “186 Special Studies in Race, Ethnicity and Politics: Asian-American Politics” and “186 Special Studies in Race, Ethnicity and Politics: African-American Politics.”Responsibilities will include lecturing, conducting regularly scheduled office hours, and the writing and grading of exams. Ability to work cooperatively with other faculty and Department staff is essential.Qualified candidates (a) must have a Ph.D. in political science, or a Ph.D. Certificate of Completion by September 11, 2020, and (b) must be actively engaged in political science research reflecting current disciplinary standards.Candidates should provide (1) a CV, (2) a 1 page teaching statement, (3) teaching evaluations, (4) sample course syllabi and (5) a list of courses they can teach with an emphasis on those relevant to this ad (see courses in the 100-184 range in our course catalog: Relevant syllabi or course summaries are a plus.The search will remain open until any positions are filled.The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at: locationLos Angeles, California
Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter
Statement of Research (Optional)
Statement of Teaching
Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
3-5 required (contact information only)