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Rollins College
  • Position Number: 3839546
  • Location: Winter Park, FL
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Political Science

Visiting Assistant Professor, American Politics

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Position Summary:

The Department of Political Science at Rollins College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of American politics, beginning August 2023. We seek broadly trained Americanists with interests in quantitative methodology - and institutions or behavior. Applicants able to contribute to Rollins' interdisciplinary programs in American Studies, Data Analytics and/or Public Policy and Political Economy, are welcome. Ph.D. at time of appointment is preferred, but ABDs considered.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence in a liberal arts institution. Our department is committed to diversity and inclusion - and faculty regularly engage in student/faculty collaborative summer research, international field studies, and honors thesis supervision. The regular teaching load for visitors is four courses per semester, including introduction to American government, a methods course, and one course yearly for our general education program.

Named a "Great College to Work For" by the Chronicle of Higher Education for 14 consecutive years, Rollins is a top-tier private liberal arts institution. Founded in 1885, Rollins was the first recognized college in Florida and is a significant force in the Central Florida community. Rollins has been listed for seven consecutive years on the Chronicle of Higher Education's list of "Great Colleges to Work For" and was named the #1 "Most Beautiful Campus" in the nation by Princeton Review in 2016. Winter Park is a beautiful community nestled within the dynamic Orlando metro area in Central Florida, a region that has recently been ranked #1 in the U.S. for job growth. Cost of living is very reasonable and opportunities for year-round entertainment and outdoor activities are second to none. Beyond the obvious theme park and hospitality focus, the region also has a burgeoning high tech sector including a substantial focus on simulation, and also is a leading market in health care innovation. The Orlando area is a great community for families to put down roots. Click here to learn more about Rollins College!

Minimum Qualifications and Education:
  • Ph.D. (or ABD) in Political Science with a specialization in American politics.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence in a liberal arts institution.
  • Demonstrated potential to effectively educate and mentor a diverse student population.
  • Record of scholarly activity showing strong potential for future publication.

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants must apply online via the College's employment website and upload the following materials as follows:
  1. Letter of interest outlining teaching philosophy
  2. Curriculum vita
  3. Sample of scholarly writing
  4. Teaching evaluations (if available)
  5. Provide three reference names and contact information on application

Questions may be directed to:
Mike Gunter
Chair, Department of Political Science

About Rollins College:

Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences-from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives-as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. To learn more, please click here.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities.

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