The Department of Political Science at Southwestern University invites applicants for a full-time, three-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Comparative Politics beginning the 2020-2021 academic year.  The second and third years of the appointment are contingent on satisfactory performance.   We are specifically interested in European politics and someone who could teach courses on the EU and public policy.  Applicants should have completed their Ph.D. by August 31, 2020.  The application deadline is January 31st, 2020.  The successful candidate will teach a 3-3 course load and be eligible for funding for conference travel and research support.

We seek applicants excited about working in a student-centered, undergraduate liberal-arts setting, with its focus on engaged teaching and academic research, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity, sustainability, and social justice. Candidates who have a strong commitment to enhancing diversity in academia are preferred.

Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate private institution committed to a broad-based liberal art, sciences, and fine arts education.  Southwestern currently enrolls approximately 1,500 students and maintains a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1.  In addition to a number of other national organizations, Southwestern University is a member of two consortia of liberal arts colleges, the Associated Colleges of the South and the Annapolis Group.  Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of downtown Austin, Southwestern is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia.  For more information concerning the University, visit our web site at

To apply:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a summary of recent teaching evaluations (if available), three letters of reference addressing teaching performance and abilities, a statement of teaching philosophy, a short list of courses in which you have a strong interest in teaching, and a brief research statement to Interfolio at

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process.  Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.