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About Siena College:

Located in Loudonville, New York-just 10 minutes from the state capital of Albany, the Siena experience is built for a new generation of leaders eager to create a more just, peaceful and humane world. Each year, more than 3,000 Saints are empowered through a transformative journey of intellectual, spiritual and personal discovery. The Education for a Lifetime is made possible through a workforce of highly qualified and competent faculty, administrators and staff committed to fulfilling the Siena mission.

Job Description:

The Department of Political Science & International Relations at Siena College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of American Political Institutions at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the Fall of 2023.

As a liberal arts institution, we seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence.  The successful candidate will teach a regular three course load each semester, with primary responsibility for courses in American Political Institutions, such as Congress, The Presidency, and Political Parties. The position will also contribute to our research methods sequence, which covers both quantitative and qualitative research methods. We encourage applications from candidates with research and teaching interests in race & ethnic politics, public administration, or political representation.

Job Requirements:

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Political Science or a related discipline by the time of appointment.

A background screening is required.

Additional Information:

Siena College is committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining a diverse faculty. We actively encourage applications from women, minorities, non-US citizens, members of the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, veterans, and others from under-represented groups who may make a positive contribution to the diversification of ideas and perspectives.

Siena College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

A COVID-19 vaccination is required for employees pursuant to the COVID-19 policy.

If a foreign national applicant is selected for a qualifying position, the College will sponsor and prepare petitions with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Bureau of the Department of Homeland Security (“USCIS”) to obtain H-1B status in the United States, which will allow them to work at the College for a specified period of time.  Only specialty occupations will qualify for H-1B status under applicable federal law.

Application Procedure:

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a description of teaching philosophy that includes examples of how you address diversity and inclusion in the classroom, and contact information for three references. Finalists will be required to submit evidence of teaching effectiveness (including syllabi and teaching evaluations) and three letters of recommendation. Please submit your application through the Interview Exchange portal used by Siena College.  Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Daniel Lewis at Review of applications will begin September 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

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