Visiting Assistant Professor, Comparative Politics/International Relations

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Work type: Faculty (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Political Science
Division: Academic Affairs

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Position Summary:

The Department of Political Science at Rollins College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position, beginning August 2022. We seek a scholar who will contribute to and complement the department’s course offerings in comparative politics and international relations. 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 four courses per semester, including one course yearly for our general education program. Ph.D. at time of appointment is preferred, but ABDs will be considered.

More information about the department and the college’s innovative general education program can be found at: and

Founded in 1885, Rollins is Florida’s oldest recognized college. Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, residential 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. For the last 10 years, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rollins No. 1 or No. 2 among southern regional universities. Rollins is one of only 36 Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the world. For additional information, please visit the College website at

Minimum Qualifications and Education: 

  • Ph.D. (or ABD) in Political Science with specializations in comparative politics and international relations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence in a liberal arts institution and a commitment to undergraduate education.
  • Shows potential to effectively educate and mentor a diverse student population.

COVID-19 Information:

In order to plan and keep our campus as safe as possible during the pandemic, it is imperative that we know how many employees are vaccinated. New employees will need to report their vaccination status within 3 days of their start date. To learn more about Rollins effort about the College’s response to COVID-19, please click here.

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants must apply online via the College's employment website and upload the following materials as follows:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement on teaching philosophy (as well as teaching evaluations if available)
  4. Provide three reference names and email addresses on application. Emails will be sent directly to referees with instructions to upload recommendation letters.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2022, priority will be given to those that apply by that date.

Questions may be directed to:
Dexter Boniface
Chair, Department of Political Science

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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