Assistant/Associate Professor of Politics and Government

Ripon College

The faculty at Ripon College are a talented and dynamic group of teacher-scholars who work closely with a diverse student population on capstone and undergraduate research projects, and participate in interdisciplinary collaboration with one another on scholarship and creative activity. The faculty benefit from wide-ranging opportunities for support including curriculum development grants, travel grants, scholarly/artistic grants, and colleague teaching grants.  Successful applicants for faculty positions at Ripon College will join a group of teacher-scholars who embrace the standards of social justice; value the principles of equity and inclusion; and seek to foster and facilitate student achievement at all levels.

The Department of Politics and Government at Ripon College is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, position as Assistant/Associate Professor to begin August 2022.  The department particularly welcomes expertise in international political economy, political psychology, international law, or global environmental politics. The teaching load is three courses per semester.

Ripon College is home to the Center for Politics and the People, which promotes constructive political debate outside of the classroom by informing students, the community and citizens concerned with good governance in politics and public policy.

Deadline: Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit the following materials as PDF files to Dr. Henrik Schatzinger, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]

Letter of interest
Curriculum vitae
Statements outlining
o Teaching philosophy
o Philosophy on diversity, inclusion, and access
o Research agenda
Unofficial transcripts
Three letters of recommendation

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Political Science, by August 15, 2022
Energy and enthusiasm for service within the Department of Politics and Government and as an active recruiter of prospective students
Strong commitment to student-centered active learning and student engagement

Preferred Qualifications:

The department particularly welcomes expertise in international political economy, political psychology, international law, or global environmental politics.
Demonstrated experience working in multicultural environments and interest in developing curricula related to diverse populations
Willingness to develop courses building on the established curricula 
Willingness to engage in collaborative work across disciplines
Commitment to undergraduate education
Evidence of teaching experience

This position is open to all qualified applicants.  Ripon College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including,  for example,  African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, first generation college students, members of the LGBTQIA+ community,  individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, and leadership in the academy. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H1B sponsorship) is available for this position.

Ripon College is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and adheres to non-discriminatory policies in employment and student enrollment. Ripon College is an equal-opportunity employer.

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