Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

Nebraska Wesleyan University is seeking applications for a one-year, visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Our preference is to hire a candidate with expertise in Comparative Politics, but we will consider candidates with expertise in US Politics as well. As a department, the Political Science faculty members are invested in mentoring faculty to become excellent teachers, as well as being deeply committed to diversity and inclusion, and welcome candidates from all backgrounds.

This is a full-time benefit eligible position, which includes a comprehensive package including health, vision and dental insurance benefits, retirement benefits, a generous holiday schedule, and undergraduate tuition remission for employee’s dependents among other benefits.

Political Science

Faculty responsibilities include teaching twelve credit hours per term, fall and spring semesters, including day and possible evening undergraduate classes. Preferred candidates will be able to teach Introduction to International Politics and/or Intro to US Government, and lower- and higher-level electives such as a regionally focused class. We also welcome candidates with experience teaching writing instructive courses, particularly to first year students. 

  • A doctorate degree in Political Science is preferred; advanced ABD will be considered;
  • Experience with teaching various types of writing skills to students through assigned coursework;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and innovative teaching skills are required; 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with faculty and students is essential;
  • Strong commitment to student-centered active learning and student engagement activities.
Commitment to Diversity

Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s mission and we embrace it as a source of strength.  Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they are able to enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their application materials. 

Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational and employment opportunities to qualified persons in all areas of university operation without regard to religion or creed, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, race, or national or ethnic origin, in compliance with state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title XII, Title IX, and the ADA. E-Verify, EOE.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit 1) letter of application addressing qualifications, 2) current curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of your commitment to diversity and inclusion, particularly addressing how this influences your teaching, 4) the names of three professional references, 5) unofficial transcripts to the following URL:   Finalists will be asked for evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as a teaching philosophy statement, syllabi, and/or teaching evaluations). We will let finalists know before references are contacted. Review of applications will begin April 15 and continue until the position is filled.