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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Assistant Professor (Latin America), Tenure Track - Posted 05/14/2014
Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in International Relations and/or Comparative Politics at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2015; Ph.D. required. A regional concentration in Latin America and the Caribbean, with research and language proficiency, is required. We are particularly interested in candidates who teach and work on one or more of the following issues: human rights, international law, environmental politics, violence and coercion, economic development and/or labor movements. The successful candidate's work will be informed by theoretical and historical perspectives on questions important to the understanding of the global community and international relations. In addition, teaching responsibilities will include an introductory course in International Relations and/or Comparative Politics and courses in the Colleges’ general education or interdisciplinary programs.

The Department values intellectual diversity and supports a wide range of critical and theoretical approaches that help bring people together across subfields as they address questions of power of ever-pressing importance. The Department also supports interdisciplinarity in teaching and research in keeping with the Colleges' longstanding emphasis on interdisciplinary liberal arts education. We encourage the creative development of new questions, lines of inquiry, and vectors of critique.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Application deadline is October 1, 2014, but we will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, graduate transcripts, statements of teaching and research philosophy, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:

International Relations Search
Department of Political Science
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
EOE

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions. The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program. Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.