College of the Holy Cross: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Political Science
The Department of Political Science at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2022.
The department is seeking a specialist in American Politics, with demonstrated expertise on Congress. The successful applicant will teach Principles of American Government, as well as upper-division electives, including a course on the U.S. Congress. Of particular interest are courses where questions of representation, race/class/gender, and partisan polarization are addressed.
This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure-track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College & the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.
Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. required.
Interested applicants should submit the following:
- a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above;
- a curriculum vitae;
- a statement on teaching;
- and three confidential letters of recommendation.
In the cover letter, applicants are asked, in addition to describing research and teaching interests, to please address how their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service might support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.
Review of applications will begin on September 13 and continue until the position has been filled.
Initial interviews of selected applicants will be done via Zoom or Google Meets. Questions about this search may be directed to Maria Rodrigues, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the department:
While individual instructors vary in their approaches to the study of politics, the department’s overall approach is typically institutional, historical, and philosophical rather than narrowly scientific or merely topical. That is, we start from the perspective of the inquisitive and public-spirited citizen who seeks a better understanding of the foundations of the American constitutional system as well as alternative political regimes; the roots of international war and peace; and the eternal pursuit of justice, as well as the relation between the good of the individual and the community. Such insights are the prerequisite of informed public-policy choices and intelligent participation in the political debates of one’s time. Our aim is to equip the student with a degree of political understanding that will still be applicable long after graduation.
About the school:
With an enrollment of about 3,000 men and women from across the United States and abroad, offering academic programs in some 60 fields on a campus unmatched for its beauty and sophistication, the College of the Holy Cross stands as one of the finest undergraduate, liberal arts colleges in our nation. Faithful to its Jesuit tradition and character, religion in both scholarship and practice plays an important part in the curriculum and daily life of the College. With an agreed-upon mission to educate men and women for and with others, Holy Cross students are urged to measure their personal successes in life by what they have done to better the lives of others, especially those less fortunate than themselves.
Although relatively small, Holy Cross is a quite elaborate institution. Its full-time faculty numbers 295 and its library contains approximately 650,000 holdings (books, serials and periodicals). Classrooms, libraries, residence halls, laboratories and facilities for sports and recreation are up to date and extremely well-equipped. Its operating expenditures were $190 million in fiscal 2020 and, as of June 30, 2020, the College had an endowment of $760 million.
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