Friday, August 12, 2005

Maryville College

[Department Website][APSA elisting(requires membership)] ANNOUNCEMENT OF FACULTY VACANCY Assistant Professor of Political Science (Tenure-track) Maryville College, a selective four-year liberal arts college committed to superior teaching, invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time position in Political Science. The appointment is at the rank of assistant professor, beginning in August 2006. The Ph.D. in Political Science is required and college teaching experience is preferred. We seek a political scientist with specific emphasis in international relations to contribute to our interdisciplinary curriculum. Teaching responsibilities include an introduction to international relations, an introduction to comparative politics, at least one upper division course on the politics of one geographic region, and potentially an upper division international issues course on a topic of the candidate’s choosing. The position is open as to region of expertise. Non-Western regional expertise is especially sought. All Social Sciences faculty supervise Senior Study research projects. The successful candidate will also participate in teaching courses in the Maryville College Core Curriculum such as first-year seminars, the Social Sciences Perspectives on the Social Order seminar, World Culture seminars and interdisciplinary senior seminars. Maryville College is a baccalaureate-granting institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, USA and appears on the John Templeton Foundation’s guide to “Colleges that Encourage Character Development.” The curriculum is notable for its strong liberal arts core program and the two semesters of Senior Study research required of all students. Founded in 1819, it is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the South. The College is consistently ranked in the top tier of Southern colleges in national magazines. The student body, numbering nearly 1100, is drawn from the Southeast, Middle Atlantic States and the Midwest. Located in Maryville, Tennessee, Maryville College is ideally situated between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state’s third largest city. Applications received by October 31, 2005 can be assured of full consideration. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of reference (at least two of which fully address teaching experience and potential) to: Dr. Mary Kay Sullivan, Chair Division of Social Sciences, Maryville College, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804-5907. Maryville College is an equal opportunity employer, and specifically invites applications from women and minorities. Visit Maryville College’s website at:

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