Assistant Professor of Government

Position Information

Position Information

Present Position Number F0069W
Role Title Assistant Professor/9-Mth
Position Title Assistant Professor of Government
Position Summary

The Department of Government at the College of William and Mary seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in politics of the Middle East and North Africa. Applicants from all subfields of political science or cognate disciplines are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in candidates with interests in race, ethnicity, diaspora or migration politics. The successful candidate will have excellent preparation; will possess a demonstrated commitment to producing high-level scholarship and outstanding classroom teaching; will help the Department bring new perspectives to its research profile and curricular offerings; and will be interested in mentoring student research or conducting collaborative research with students. Teaching will include a mix of lecture and seminar courses at the undergraduate level and, for interested candidates, also can include opportunities to teach at the master’s level in the W&M Public Policy Program.

Information on the Department of Government is at We are one of the largest majors on campus and our faculty participate in and receive support from various research centers on campus as well. Our faculty also contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as Africana Studies, Environmental Science and Policy, Gender Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Global Studies (which includes Asian and Middle Eastern Studies), International Relations, and Public Policy. William & Mary is located in Williamsburg, Virginia, convenient to Richmond (the state capital) and Washington, DC.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in political science or a cognate discipline at the time of appointment (August 10, 2018). Applicants must be prepared to teach Middle East politics to undergraduates at the intermediate and advanced level.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated interest or previous experience teaching research methods (introductory level and intermediate level qualitative or quantitative methods) is preferred but not required.

Department Government Dept - 3KH310
Location William & Mary
Job Open Date 07/19/2017
Review Begin Date 09/15/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled No
Job Category Instructional Faculty
Special Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, statement of research, teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, transcript (unofficial is acceptable for initial application), a writing sample, and a statement describing previous professional experiences or future plans (or both) that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, September 15, 2017. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

Background Check Statement

The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Supplemental Questions

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Doc
  4. Other 2
  5. Research Statement
  6. Teaching Statement
  7. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
  1. Other 3