Cornell College Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of American Politics in Mt Vernon, Iowa

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of American Politics

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  • 20-Jul-2018 to 02-Mar-2019 (CST)

  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA

  • Full Time

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The Department of Politics invites applications for a tenure-track position in American politics at the assistant professor level, beginning Fall 2019. Candidates should be prepared to teach the introductory course in American politics as well as upper-division courses on Congress & the Presidency and Campaigns & Elections. Candidates should have expertise in American institutions, American public policy, and/or American constitutional law. Second subfield training in political philosophy will be especially welcome, but any second subfield might work. Additionally, ability to contribute to a sophomore-level research design class, a senior-level capstone class, or both, depending on interest and expertise, will be expected. The teaching load is six courses (typically five preparations) per year. A Ph.D. in Political Science and a commitment to undergraduate education of a diverse student population in a residential liberal arts college are required. A.B.D. candidates will be considered only if the Ph.D. is expected to have been defended prior to Fall 2019.

Cornell College is an undergraduate liberal arts college that has attracted national attention for its distinctive academic calendar under which faculty teach and students take one course at a time in month-long terms. Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 18 foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly renovated Thomas Commons. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of Iowa's Creative Corridor.

The Department seeks individuals who are committed to building a creative, dynamic and diverse workplace that celebrates the uniqueness of our faculty, staff and students. The College is committed to excellence in teaching and encourages interdisciplinary interests among its faculty.

Submit letter of application, vita, statements of teaching approach and research interests, graduate transcript(s), research sample, and three letters of reference through Cornell's online employment application.

Sample teaching materials may also be included.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2018, but applications may be considered after that date until the position is filled.

For more information about the Politics program, please visit the website at

Cornell College is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa's smoke free air act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.