Posting Number F0137
Department Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Professor in Political Science
Tenure Status Non Tenure Track
The University of North Carolina Asheville Department of Political Science
invites applications for a two-year Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Professor
in Political Science to begin Fall 2022.
The successful candidate will have content knowledge in International
Relations and demonstrated teaching skills. A PhD in Political Science or a
related discipline is preferred, but we will consider candidates who are ABD
or have a Master's degree. We also welcome applicants who have additional
expertise and can teach courses in Comparative Politics and/or Human Rights.
Teaching duties will include 12 contact hours per semester in Political
Science with options to teach across the departmental curriculum. In addition,
the successful candidate will contribute to the university liberal arts core
(LAC), engage in departmental and university-level service, and establish a
research program with the expectation of mentoring undergraduate students.
Individuals with a passion for undergraduate teaching and interest in a career
at an institution focused on the liberal arts are strongly encouraged to
UNC Asheville is a leading public liberal arts institution with a deep
commitment to teaching. It is the designated liberal arts university of the
UNC system and is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North
Carolina. The faculty at UNC Asheville teach across our required
interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Core (LAC) curriculum, in courses that
include first-year seminars; diversity intensive courses; courses that engage
scientific perspectives, the intersection of arts and ideas, and a central
component of the curriculum—our Humanities Program.
Furthermore, UNCA has been and continues to be a national leader in
undergraduate research. Over 60% of our students graduate each year having
been engaged in this important learning experience and the University embraces
the mentoring of undergraduate research as one of the highest forms of
teaching. This commitment makes it essential for all faculty to be engaged in
the current trends of their disciplines and this is demonstrated in the
outstanding research and scholarship produced by the faculty.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach 3-4 courses (12 contact
hours) per semester, engage in service to the institution, the community and
the profession, and ideally work with our students in some area of the
discipline specific to their expertise. Individuals with a passion for
undergraduate teaching and interest in a career at an institution focused on
the liberal arts are strongly encouraged to apply.
UNCA is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic and
educational community, welcoming and supportive of faculty and staff from all
racial, ethnic, economic, religious, gender, and gender-identity backgrounds.
We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds and interests
align with this commitment. The successful candidate will be excited to engage
a diverse community of learners, including first-generation college students
and students from under-represented groups and/or under-resourced high
schools, through varied, innovative, and student-focused pedagogies.
Applicants should submit the following electronically at
https: // jobs.unca.edu:
Cover Letter addressing your interest in this position and why you are a
fit for our institution, your teaching philosophy, and a description of
your scholarly interests and the ways in which you engage or contribute to
the evolution of your discipline.
Diversity Statement : 1-2 pages describing: (a) your experience in
advancing diversity in teaching, scholarship and/or service; (b)
examples of demonstrated leadership potential in the area of equity and
inclusion; and © your understanding of the importance of diversity and
inclusion to the mission of a liberal arts university.
References : Names and contact information for three references from
whom we will request letters of reference to be sent separately; these
references should address your written, verbal and interpersonal skills;
ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; and potential to
develop and maintain a successful research program.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position
is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Peter Haschke, Search Co-Chair
in Political Science (firstname.lastname@example.org).
UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our
students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to
apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and
sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal
Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate
against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national
origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability,
political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any
other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and
privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of
A PhD in Political Science or a related discipline is preferred, but we will
consider candidates who are ABD or have a Master's degree.
Months per Year 9 months
Division Academic Affairs
Department Political Science
Posting Detail Information
Special Instructions Summary
Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring
departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.
Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at
https: // jobs.unca.edu. The applicant will enter information into the
application system which will automatically request three letters of reference
to be sent separately and confidentially that speaks to the candidate's
writing and interpersonal skills and ability to teach and mentor undergraduate
students. Please, do not submit reference letters directly to the search
Review of applications will begin immediately.
Inquiries only may be directed to Search Committee Co-Chair, Dr. Peter
Haschke, in Political Science (email@example.com). Please do not submit any
materials to this email address. All application materials, including letters
submitted separately by references or portfolio services, must be uploaded via
the application portal.
Posting date 03/08/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2022
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Have you already been awarded your PhD in a field relevant for this position? Please specify the field of your degree.
(Open Ended Question)
If you have experience at a liberal arts institution, please indicate in what capacity (student, graduate student, post-doctoral researcher, faculty member, administrator, staff).
(Open Ended Question)
How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
UNC Asheville website
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Higher Ed Jobs
Inside Higher Ed
NC Works Online (formerly Employment Security)
UNC System website (northcarolina.edu)
Circa (formerly Local Job Network)