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Department of Politics and International Affairs at Furman University: Visiting Assistant Professor


The  Department of Politics and International Affairs at Furman University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor to begin August 1, 2020. The candidate’s teaching responsibilities will include Introduction to Political Thought and other courses as needed.  The position is open to all specialties in political thought. S/he must demonstrate the potential for superb teaching and excellence in scholarship. The teaching load is five courses per academic year. A Ph.D. is required by August 1, 2020.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

A complete application must include the following:

  1. a letter of interest;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations;
  4. a copy of graduate transcript(s);
  5. a sample(s) of professional writing (published work preferred);
  6. a statement describing how their teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values;
  7. and three recommendation letters. Please have your recommenders submit letters of recommendation using this link.

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For any questions please contact the chairperson of the search committee, Benjamin Storey, at

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.



About the school and its location:

Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives. The school’s recently-launched strategic vision, The Furman Advantage, promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-focused learning, and opportunities to engage across differences.

Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina, which is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast and is ranked among “America’s Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine. The charming downtown features excellent restaurants, in-town parks, shops, museums, galleries, music venues, and theaters. The city also has excellent public and private schools and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and to Travelers Rest, which was named “one of America’s coolest small towns.” The surrounding area abounds with outdoor recreational activities and has some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains in the country. Greenville is within easy reach of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches. The newly renovated Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, located just 25 minutes from downtown, runs daily flights to major cities and airline hubs. Greenville is 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta and only one hour from Asheville, North Carolina. It is an ideal place to live and work.

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