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The Government Department at Hamilton College invites applications for three tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2024. The new hires will collectively cover courses in public policy, American politics, and research methods, allocated based on individual expertise.  This coordinated hire is part of a commitment to nourishing a diverse learning community and increasing possibilities for exchange focused on issues related to equality and inequality.  We actively encourage applications from candidates whose work investigates the politics and policy of equality and inequality along one or more of the following axes: race and ethnicity; gender; class; sexuality; ability; religion; and migrant, refugee, or citizenship status.  We seek candidates trained in either or both quantitative and qualitative methods and with academic backgrounds in American Politics, Public Policy, or Public Administration.  Beyond that, there are no restrictions on area focus.

We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address ways in which you raise issues of diversity and inclusion in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service. These positions require institutional service including academic advising of undergraduate students after the first year.

The Government Department is responsible for the study of politics and public affairs at Hamilton.  The department, which is one of Hamilton’s largest, currently includes 17 faculty members, 12 of whom are tenured or pre-tenure.  Department faculty include specialists in American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and public policy, and we teach a wide variety of courses across all these subfields.  Each year, we also hire two practitioners, each of whom teaches a single one-semester course.  The Department offers three majors: Government, World Politics, and Public Policy.  Taken together, these three majors total about 85 students a year.

Candidates with ABD will be considered (and hired at the Instructor level until successful completion of their dissertation), although candidates with a Ph.D. are preferred. The teaching load for these positions is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter. The expected salary range for these positions is $88,000 to $94,100. Candidates should submit cover letter, c.v., a writing sample, evidence of teaching ability, and a list of references via Interfolio at Questions regarding the search may be directed to Peter F. Cannavò, Search Committee Chair, at Our review of applications will begin on October 1, 2023.

Hamilton College is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. The College has built its reputation on the teaching excellence and leading scholarship of its faculty, and on the academic distinction and intellectual curiosity of its approximately 2000 students who take advantage of Hamilton’s open curriculum ( Please visit the college website for more information ( Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to building an inclusive and diverse learning community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and excel. We encourage candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education to apply. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at, as well as additional information at (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners).  Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits.

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