Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor in Politics for the 2023-2024 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year.

The teaching load is five courses per year. The candidate will teach Introduction to Global Politics and three elective courses in areas of their expertise and interest, with a one-course equivalent covered by supervising senior theses.

The department seeks scholarly and teaching expertise in global politics broadly defined, including topics such as the transnational politics of climate, gender, human rights, migration, and poverty. The department embraces interdisciplinary approaches to politics, and candidates trained in adjacent disciplines are welcome. PhD desirable, but not required, at the start of the position.

Candidates should submit the following materials online at : a letter of application and interest; CV; a statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of how they might contribute to the College’s goal of improving education for underrepresented students; and the names of two references, who will be asked for letters of recommendation if the candidate is shortlisted for the position. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit evidence of teaching skills and potential, e.g. sample syllabi, lesson plans, or other materials showcasing teaching talent. Review of applications begins on February 21.

The salary for this position will range from $59,513 to $66,125 and will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training. Benefits include health insurance, annual conference attendance funds, and eligibility to apply for research funds.

Scripps College is one of the seven members of The Claremont Colleges consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In keeping with its ongoing commitment to build and support a diverse and equitable academic community, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups. Preference will be given to applicants committed to improving higher education for underrepresented students.