VISITING Assistant Professor of POLITICS
Catawba College seeks applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor of politics (international/comparative) beginning August 2013, with possibility of renewal to full-time, tenure track status.
We seek a colleague who can offer introductory, general education courses in comparative politics, international politics, and globalism/globalization, along with building upper-level courses in regional areas (Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, Middle East) and other areas of international politics (international law, terrorism, comparative institutions/behavior, human rights).
An offering in environmental politics/policy would complement the college’s program in environmental science and studies.
Catawba College focuses its educational philosophy on a liberal education, which entails a broad range of knowledge, intellectual and practical skills, and individual and social responsibility fostered and developed in all academic programs, including general education and majors from the freshman to senior years.
The typical introductory course in politics has an average of 25 students in it, with upper-level majors courses ranging from 5 to 15/20 students. The politics program is housed within the Department of History & Politics, which currently has one political scientist (who specializes in American politics) and two historians (one in ancient/European history, the other in American history).
The college emphasizes an interactive, engaging, and in-depth approach to teaching (4-4 course load); candidates will have a demonstrated record of classroom excellence, with a commitment to scholarship, advising and service. Ph.D. preferred, ABDs will be considered.
An equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity, Catawba College is located in Salisbury, NC, a city of 33,000 residents, half-way between Charlotte and Winston-Salem/Greensboro. As a private institution founded in 1851, the college has a mission of "providing students an education rich in personal attention that blends the knowledge and competencies of liberal studies with career preparation." The Department of History & Politics fulfills that mission by combining academic excellence and rigor with strong commitment to students.
Interested candidates should submit: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; teaching philosophy statement/portfolio; sample syllabi; writing sample; and names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references to:
Dr. J. Michael Bitzer
Chair, Department of History & Politics
2300 West Innes Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
Review of applications begin immediately and continue until position is filled.