Assistant Professor in U. S. Politics

The Department of Government and International Relations at Connecticut College invites applicants for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in U.S. Politics with a specialization in electoral politics and political behavior, beginning on July 1, 2018. The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability to teach an introductory U.S. politics course and intermediate-level courses on parties and elections. Preference will be given to candidates whose scholarship and teaching are in the area of political behavior. Courses might include US social movements, identity politics, interest groups, political participation, lobbying, voting, and media. The department already has specialists in national institutions and legal studies. Required: ABD in Political Science with a U.S. Politics focus. Desirable: Ph.D. in hand and teaching experience. Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. within one year of hire.

Salary is competitive. In addition to providing ongoing support for teaching and research, the College offers the following resources for pre-tenured faculty: a 2-2 teaching load in the first year, a research fund in the first two years, and a semester’s sabbatical (at full salary) after a successful third-year review.

The College’s Board of Trustees, President, administration, faculty and staff share a commitment to diversity. To this end, the College, located in New London, Conn., is continuing what has been a very successful initiative to diversify its faculty, staff, and student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share this understanding and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, including members of historically underrepresented groups. The College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Offering two popular majors (a government major and an interdisciplinary international relations major), Government and International Relations is a collegial department with 11 full-time faculty members. There are also opportunities for collaboration with interdisciplinary programs on campus. Moreover, the College’s general education program, Connections, provides ample opportunity for collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching. For an overview of this innovative curriculum, please visit Connections.

Applicants should upload a letter of application, a C.V., teaching evaluations, a writing sample, graduate transcripts, and at least three letters of recommendation to: Email inquiries should be sent to Tristan Borer, Chair of the Department of Government and International Relations, at In your application letter, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Review of applications will begin October 13, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled, although we expect file review to be completed by October 27, 2017.