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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Visiting Assistant Professor, Comparative Politics (China) - One Year
Department of Political Science

Comparative Politics (China)

The Department of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications for a one-year full-time position in Comparative Politics with a focus on China to begin Fall 2014; Ph.D. preferred, advanced ABD considered. We are particularly interested in a candidate who has conducted extensive field research in the region, and who teaches and works on issues related to Chinese domestic politics, political economy, and/or labor politics. The successful candidate’s work should be informed by theoretical and historical perspectives on questions important to the study of politics. The department encourages applications from candidates who could offer a course in qualitative and interpretive research methods. The teaching load is five courses and includes introductory courses in Comparative Politics and at least two courses dealing with China and other possibilities to be decided at point of hire.

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 the ever-pressing question of power. The Department also supports interdisciplinarity in teaching and research in keeping with the Colleges’ longstanding emphasis on interdisciplinary liberal arts education.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Applications received by March 21, 2014 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, statements of teaching and research philosophy, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:

ATTN: Professor Stacey Philbrick Yadav
Comparative Politics - China search
Department of Political Science
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
EOE

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Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions. The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different 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.