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Visiting Lecturer in Politics (#816)

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The Department of Politics at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a full-time visiting faculty member in African Politics to begin fall 2019. This is a one-year, non-renewable teaching position, with competitive salary and benefits.

The teaching load for this position is five courses per year, and the successful candidate will teach an introductory Comparative Politics course along with intermediate and upper-level courses in African politics. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. We will give preference to candidates who have their doctoral degree in hand by the start of the contract period.

Candidates will submit a cover letter; CV; sample syllabi of an Introduction to Comparative Politics course and a course in African politics; a short writing sample; and three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) a statement about mentoring a diverse student body. 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. Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/. To be assured full consideration applications must be completed by April 22, 2019. Please contact Prof. Preston Smith (psmith@mtholyoke.edu) with any questions.

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 80 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, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.