Assistant or Associate Professor of Political Science (American Politics)
Wellesley College

Wellesley, Massachusetts

Posted in Education and Training

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Please review the details for the position before applying for the opening. You should have the required documents ready to upload in a PDF format (.pdf) or a Word document (.doc) format. Enter your education, starting with the highest degree, on the second page. Please upload your Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter and the supplemental documents on the fourth page.

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Job Posting Title
Assistant or Associate Professor of Political Science (American Politics)

Job Description Summary

Job Description
The Department of Political Science at Wellesley College invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured appointment at the assistant or associate professor level in American politics, beginning in the academic year 2024-2025.

We are seeking candidates with expertise in a wide range of fields, though we are particularly interested in candidates whose research involves American political institutions and organizations, either at the national or subnational level. We are also interested in candidates who can teach an introductory methods course, whether qualitative, quantitative, or some combination. The person hired will be expected to teach our introductory course in American politics.

Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduate students in a liberal arts environment . Faculty members at Wellesley teach two courses per semester.

Applications should include the following:

  • A cover letter of no more than two pages;
  • A one-page teaching statement;
  • Teaching evaluations;
  • Sample syllabi (or a draft syllabus if you have one) *please note, this is optional and not required
  • Writing samples of research;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation. The online application system will ask that you provide the names/email addresses of three references who will be contacted for letters of recommendation.
  • *ABD applicants should also include a graduate school transcript.
Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when in fact, they often do. Wellesley is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive academic community through teaching, research, and service. Familiarity with and experience using pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential is a valuable qualification. Where applicable, candidates should include (as relevant) how diversity, inclusion, and equity connect to their teaching, scholarship, and service.

All materials should be submitted online by visiting our application website at . We will begin reviewing applications on September 15, 2023, and will continue accepting applications after that date. If circumstances do not allow you to submit materials through our on-line application system, please email us at . Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Specific inquiries should be addressed to Prof. Tom Burke, chair of the search committee, at

All employees hired are strongly encouraged to be up to date with all vaccination and boosters against COVID-19.

Worker Sub-Type

Time Type
Full time

EEO Statement
At Wellesley, we embrace and honor difference and diversity. We believe the best ideas-the best solutions-draw on a range of voices, perspectives, and experiences. As a college, and as a community, we are dedicated to assuring that all members for the Wellesley community have an equal opportunity to flourish.

Wellesley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Wellesley College and all its subcontractors shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that Wellesley College and all of its subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

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