Assistant Professor, American Racial/Urban Politics- Tenure Track
Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in American politics at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2013; Ph.D./ABD required. We are particularly interested in candidates who teach and work on some of the following issues in American politics: racial and ethnic politics, urban politics and policy, state and local politics, and/or labor and social movements. The successful candidate's work will be informed by theoretical and historical perspectives on questions important to the study of politics. In addition, teaching responsibilities will include an introductory course in American politics and courses in the Colleges' general education or interdisciplinary programs.

The Department values intellectual diversity and supports a wide range of critical and theoretical approaches that help bring people together across subfields as they address questions of power of ever-pressing importance. The Department also supports interdisciplinarity in teaching and research in keeping with the Colleges' longstanding emphasis on interdisciplinary liberal arts education. We encourage the creative development of new questions, lines of inquiry, and vectors of critique.


Applications received by October 1, 2012 will be given first consideration, but we will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, graduate transcripts, and statements of teaching and research philosophy, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:

ATTN: Professor DeWayne Lucas
American Politics Search
Department of Political Science
300 Pulteney Street, Stern Hall
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY 14456

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution located in a small, diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,200, the Colleges offer 62 majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.