Colleges of the Fenway Assistant Professor- American Politics - Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts

The Department of Political Science and International Relations at Simmons College invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in American Politics with expertise in state and local politics and/or political institutions. Applicants should have completed a PhD in Political Science before September 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to offer a variety of courses that meet the needs of the Department. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach introductory and upper division courses in state and local politics, and other courses in American politics that fit with their research interests. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a strong record of interdisciplinary work and who would be able to teach in the Simmons College general education program, the Simmons PLAN. Candidates must be fully committed to liberal arts education and to excellence in teaching and student advising. Candidates must also demonstrate a significant scholarly agenda.

How to Apply: Please apply online at Consideration of applications will begin October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Department Chair, Dr. Denise M. Horn ( with questions or to request an informal interview at the 2017 APSA conference in San Francisco, CA.

Candidates should be prepared to upload the following required documents to their application profile: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, a description of the research agenda, three letters of recommendation that speak to teaching and scholarly abilities, and a writing sample. Additionally, candidates must provide evidence of excellence in teaching, including a statement of teaching philosophy and a summary of teaching evaluations.

As a College committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

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Date Posted: 7/17/2017