Position Detail

Visiting Lecturer in Politics - American Politics (#960)

Date Posted:
01/14/2020
Type/Department:
Faculty in Politics
Search Status:
Interviewing Candidates - not Accepting Applications
Applications Due:
02/15/2020
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Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Lecturer position in the Department of Politics (with potential for renewal) with expertise in American public law. We seek teacher-scholars that demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at a nationally-ranked liberal arts college. Ideal candidates should be able to teach a combination of introductory and upper-level courses in American politics and public law, including courses focused on the American legal system, Constitutional law/interpretation, civil liberties, civil rights, and other related topics. We are especially interested in candidates with specializations at the intersection of race, class, gender, and/or sexuality and American public law. 

Please submit a letter of application, C.V., graduate transcripts, sample syllabi of an introductory American Politics course and a course in your field of specialization, a short writing sample, and statements covering (1) research interests, (2) teaching philosophy, (3) the mentoring of a diverse student body. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Deadline for applications is February 15, 2020. 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. Instructions are online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

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.