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The Department of Government (GOV) at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position in American Politics at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2022.

By time of appointment the applicant must have a Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely related discipline (e.g., public policy). Candidates should specialize in American national political institutions, ideally with a focus on issues of race and ethnicity in these institutions. We encourage applications from scholars using a range of methodological approaches.

The position has a teaching load of 2:2 – i.e., four semester-long courses over the academic year. We anticipate that the person would teach Introduction to American Politics, survey courses on Congress and/or the Presidency, and upper-level courses related to their area of expertise. Candidates from groups underrepresented in political science are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates should be prepared to engage actively with diverse students across the liberal arts.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here.

The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire, and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of Government may be found at https://www.smith.edu/gov/.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/93174 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement addressing diversity and inclusion, an article- or chapter-length writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Finalists may be asked for additional materials. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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