Apply Now: Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College

Rhodes College:  Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science


The Politics and Law Department at Rhodes College invites applications for a two-year, non-tenure track, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in American Politics with expertise in Judicial Politics to begin Fall 2024.

Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching focuses on public law, judicial behavior, public opinion on the courts, state courts, and/or constitutional law. The successful candidate must demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching at a liberal arts college. Teaching responsibilities are six courses a year. Possible courses may include “Introductory United States Politics”, “Judicial Politics”, “Administrative Law”, and other courses concerning Judicial Politics and Bureaucracy. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Political Science by July 2024. Teaching experience is required.

Collaborative research and teaching opportunities exist with several interdisciplinary programs, including Africana Studies; Environmental Studies; Latin American Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Urban Studies; Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; and Educational Studies.


Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Political Science by July 2024. Teaching experience is required.

Application Instructions

A complete application will include:

  1. a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a separate statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values;
  4. and a teaching portfolio that includes a teaching statement, teaching interests, evidence of effective teaching, and a sample syllabus.

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Review of completed applications will begin March 1, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.



From the school

Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and culturally diverse center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area.

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