Overview

Bethany College; TWO positions for Assistant Professor; tenure-track. The Department of History and Political Science at Bethany College seeks to fill two tenure-track positions for the 2018-2019 academic year. The primary field for one position should be in American politics including constitutional law, American Political Development, American institutions broadly defined, judicial politics, or American foreign policy. The primary field for the second position should be in Comparative or International Politics broadly understood. We would prefer candidates who can contribute to institutional initiatives in pre-law advising, environmental politics and policy, or public health. The ability to lead short-term study abroad programs and/or to teach courses in social sciences statistics or research methods would be a significant plus. Each successful candidate will be expected to contribute courses to at least two subfields of the discipline and/or an interdisciplinary international relations program. Candidates should demonstrate how their research and teaching brings an integrative perspective to bear on the study of politics, society, and social change.

Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to liberal arts education and to engaging students in active undergraduate research. Bethany faculty are expected to make contributions to student advising, program assessment, committee service, and student recruitment and retention.

Both positions will commence in August 2018.

Ph.D. in Political Science or a related field preferred, ABD considered; teaching experience is essential. There is the possibility of appointment at an advanced Assistant Professor level if qualifications and time in rank merit.

Bethany is a private, liberal arts, church-affiliated college with an enrollment of approximately 700 students. Bethany College is located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, approximately 40 miles west of Pittsburgh. Founded in 1840, Bethany is West Virginia’s oldest private college.

Please provide letter of application, CV, statement of teaching interests, 3 letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations (if available), a writing sample, and unofficial copies of both graduate and undergraduate transcripts via email to doffaculty@bethanywv.edu and reference Political Science search in the subject line.

Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. We do plan to complete this process in the fall semester so candidates are strongly urged to apply on time. We will be interviewing strong candidates at the American Political Science Association annual meeting in San Francisco (Thursday and Friday only). Please email CV to Dr. Joe Lane (Provost) at doffaculty@bethanywv.edu note “request an interview at APSA” in the subject line.

Bethany College seeks a diverse faculty and staff. Bethany is an Equal Opportunity Employer.