Assistant Professor of Political Science

Political Science. Comparative Politics/International Relations (East Asia). Assistant Professor of Political Science, tenure-track position, to start in September 2010. Ph.D. in Political Science required. The department seeks a broadly educated scholar trained in Comparative Politics with a regional specialization in the politics of East Asia/Pacific Rim to support majors in Political Science, International Relations, and the College’s East Asian Studies program. Teach seven courses per academic year, including Comparative Politics and East Asian Politics. Preference to applicants prepared and willing to teach social science statistical methods on a regular basis. 

Candidates should have a lively interest in scholarly research and demonstrated background for teaching excellence. Field experience in East Asia, previous work in a multi-disciplinary program, and a desire to teach in study abroad programs will be a plus. Participation in an interdisciplinary, value-oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two-semester freshman program. Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Send a letter of application, vita, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy and teaching interests, research interests, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation by November 23, 2009 to Dr. Mary Meyer-McAleese, Eckerd College 4200 54th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33711. No electronic applications please. EOE. Applications from women/minorities encouraged. Qualified candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for the College.