Position Detail

Assistant Professor of Politics (#558)

Date Posted:
07/07/2017
Type/Department:
Faculty in Politics
Search Status:
Interviewing Candidates - not Accepting Applications
Applications Due:
09/22/2017
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We are not accepting applications for this position at this time.

The Department of Politics at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in political theory, with a specialty in contemporary political thought, to begin Fall 2018.

We are interested in candidates who, in their teaching and research, use normative political theory to clarify such current political problems as post-colonial legacies and antagonisms, social inequality and political exclusion, citizenship and statelessness, environmental rights and obligations, or reconfigurations of state and economic power, political agency, and individual subjectivity in a global age. We especially seek candidates with expertise in non-Western as well as Western political perspectives and ideas, and/or who look critically at conventional Western/non-Western distinctions.

Mount Holyoke supports faculty scholarship through research funds, travel support, and sabbaticals, and a 2-2 teaching load. Mount Holyoke also offers a comprehensive faculty mentoring program, a teaching and learning initiative, and invests in faculty across the career span. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate excellence at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment.

Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/. Please submit letter of application, C.V., graduate transcripts, a statement of research interests, a statement on teaching and mentoring a diverse student body, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi and course evaluations), and examples of scholarly research. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted. For further information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Elizabeth Markovits, at: emarkovi@mtholyoke.edu. Interested applicants should submit completed applications by September 22, 2017.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. 

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.