Assistant Professor of Political Science
Rhodes College - Memphis, TN

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American Government and Urban Politics. The Department of Political Science at Rhodes College invites applications for a tenure track position starting in August 2014. Applicants must have concentrations in American government and urban politics, and they must have their Ph.D. or be able to demonstrate that they will hold that degree by August 1, 2014. The successful candidate will teach a five course load, including American politics, urban politics, and research methods, and will contribute to an interdisciplinary urban studies program. The ability to offer courses on one or more of the following additional topics would be welcomed: judicial politics, parties and interest groups, race and ethnic politics, or gender and politics. Classroom experience is highly desirable. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to teaching and scholarship. Completed applications will include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, samples of written work, three letters of reference, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and relevant syllabi. Apply online at Review of completed applications will begin on October 7 and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision. Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.

Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and is the nation's 19th largest city. The city provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities. Read more about Memphis at

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Professor Amy Jasperson,
Department of Political Science

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