Visiting Assistant Professor in Comparative Politcs at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana

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Job Description:

Valparaiso University invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor, in the Department of Political Science and International Relations (https://www.valpo.edu/political-science). Valparaiso University ("Valpo"), a community of learning grounded

in the Lutheran tradition of scholarship, freedom, and faith, prepares students to lead and serve both church and society. Located one hour southeast of Chicago on a 310-acre campus, Valpo is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of just under 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Valpo is consistently recognized as one of the best private universities in the Midwest and is located in Valparaiso Indiana, a county seat of 35,000 residents with high quality schools and an active social community.

The successful candidate will teach courses in Comparative Politics and International Relations with a 24-credit teaching load. Candidates should be prepared to teach our introductory course in Comparative Politics and a variety of upper-division courses in Comparative Politics and International Relations. Candidates with expertise in region studies would be helpful, as we offer courses on Latin America, East Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Developed States. Ability to teach an introductory statistics course is preferred. Teaching responsibilities may also include teaching in our interdisciplinary Core seminar for first-year students. This one-year position begins in August 2023 and may be renewed for an additional year, subject to approval.

Candidate should have a Ph.D. in Political Science or International Relations by the position start date, but we will consider ABD applicants who will have completed all degree requirements prior to the start date. The ideal candidate will specialize in Comparative Politics with International Relations as a secondary field. Please direct inquiries about this position to Dr. James Old, Chair, at James.Old@valpo.edu.

As a campus with an increasingly diverse student body, we encourage applications from individuals with a commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented communities. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and contact information for three references to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/118009. In your cover letter, please include brief statements of (a) how you might contribute to the university's distinctive mission, and (b) what experiences you have had which will enable you to mentor a diverse student body. Candidates who submit names of references should expect that the search committee will contact these references, in confidence, and that credentials will be confirmed prior to hire. Employment will require a satisfactory criminal background check. Applications will be considered until the position is filled; however, applicants are encouraged to apply by January 31,2022 for timely consideration.

Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support its diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at http://www.valpo.edu/general-counsel/policies/equal-opportunity-policy.


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