Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science. Illinois College announces a one-year position in American Politics beginning Fall 2012, with the possibility of renewal through Spring 2014. We seek a candidate able to offer a variety of courses on U.S. political institutions and processes. The ability to teach an introductory course in either or both research methodology or world politics will be a plus. The successful candidate must be committed to and able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. He/she must understand and value the liberal arts and be prepared to contribute meaningfully to the College’s general education program as well. Teaching load is three courses per semester. Ph.D. in hand is highly preferred.
Illinois College is a liberal arts college dedicated to student opportunities for excellence and success. We emphasize experiential learning, service and leadership, and helping students move towards professional careers. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, to deep understanding of contemporary scholarship in the field, and to cultivating excellent future teachers. The College is located in Jacksonville, Illinois, a historic town 35 miles from Springfield.
Please submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, reports of teaching experiences/course evaluations, a writing sample and three reference letters to Professor Winston Wells, Office of Academic Affairs, Illinois College, 1101 West College Avenue, Jacksonville, IL 62650, attn: Elizabeth Tobin, or to firstname.lastname@example.org . Review of applications begins February 20, 2012, and continues until the position is filled. Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.