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Political Science Faculty

The Bethany College Department of History and Political Science is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2021. The successful candidate will be broadly trained in American politics, with an ability to teach across the subfield. Preference will be given to candidates who can also create new courses for the College that engage identity in American politics and can teach the research methods course that is required for majors. Candidates who can teach courses in environmental politics and/or public health policy are also strongly encouraged to apply.

The typical full-time teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester with additional responsibilities, including student advising and service. The successful candidate will have a reduced load of 9 credit hours per semester and no standing committee service in the first year.

The successful candidate for the position should have a completed Ph.D. in Political Science or an appropriate related field, or be on track to complete the degree by August 2021.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, and a teaching statement as a single PDF to Three letters of reference should also be sent to the same address, and questions may be directed there as well. Candidates accepted for interviews will be asked to submit official graduate transcripts. Questions may be directed to the same email address.

Bethany College is a national liberal arts college located on a beautiful and historic 1,300 acre mountaintop campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, approximately 40 miles west of downtown Pittsburgh. The state’s oldest private college, Bethany offers a wide array of B.A. and B.S. programs in more than 25 fields of study. Bethany is proud to have a particularly diverse student body with more than 30% students of color and more than 40% first generation college students. Bethany College actively seeks a diverse faculty and staff. Bethany is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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