Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics

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Washington and Lee University

Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics 2

Position description

The Department of Politics at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a 1-year visiting position in Comparative Politics or International Relations begining around July 1, 2024. This is a non-tenure-track appointment with a teaching load of 6 courses per year (2-3-1). The school calendar consists of two 13-week terms (fall and winter) and our unique 4-week spring term.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach sections of the Department’s introductory course in Global Politics, 2 sections of introduction to statistics, and upper level courses related to the candidate’s field of expertise. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is highly desirable.

Washington and Lee University promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and for vigorous scholarship. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we encourage applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.

Washington and Lee is a top-ranked, highly selective university devoted to the teaching of the liberal arts. We are committed to excellence in teaching and to the research and professional activity that support it. Situated in the Shenandoah Valley, three hours southwest of Washington, DC, the university enrolls approximately 1,860 undergraduates and 380 law students.


A completed Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment, which begins July 1, 2024.

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