Assistant Professor, American Politics

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Work type: Faculty (Tenure-Track)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Politics
Division: Academic Affairs

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Position Summary:

The Department of Political Science at Rollins College invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor, American Politics, beginning August 2020. We seek a broadly-trained Americanist with particular interests in specialties such as political behavior, political communication/information, voting and elections, methodology, and Latino or minority politics. Ph.D. at time of appointment is preferred, but ABDs will be considered.

The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence in a liberal arts institution. The successful candidate will teach a regular load of three courses per semester, including introduction to American government and one course yearly for our general education program. Among other topics, the department would especially welcome candidates with the ability to teach courses in quantitative methods and elections.

The successful candidate must also be able to contribute to a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment at Rollins. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, perspectives) as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Founded in 1885, Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, liberal arts college. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation's most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. Rollins enrolls approximately 3,200 students in diverse degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Rollins ranks #1 or #2 annually among 128 Southern master's-level universities in the annual rankings of "America's Best Colleges," released by U.S. News & World Report. For additional information, please visit the College website at and the Department of Political Science website at

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Sample of scholarly writing
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy
  5. Teaching evaluations, if available
  6. Provide three reference names and email addresses on application. Emails will be sent directly to referees with instructions to upload recommendation letters.

Inquiries should be sent to:
Dexter Boniface, Chair
Department of Political Science

Preference will be given to applications received by October 1, 2019, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Our Values:

Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 


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