The Department of Political Science at Amherst College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the field of race and U.S. politics, with a particular focus on the African-American political experience, beginning July 1, 2020. Amherst College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed with respect to its student body. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color; and 10 percent of our students are international students. We expect the successful candidate to excel at teaching and mentoring students who are diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Candidates’ scholarship should examine racial politics in the U.S. and can focus on social movements, civil society, elections, civil rights, voter suppression, religion, the racial policies and constituencies of political parties, the relationship between racial and ethnic identity, and racial stratification in urban and local politics. We seek a colleague with a record that demonstrates high-quality teaching and research, and who is committed to excellence in education at the undergraduate level. Candidates should be comfortable teaching courses both within and outside their specialties and in directing undergraduate research projects. The successful candidate must have a Ph. D. in hand or have fulfilled all requirements for the degree by the start of the appointment. Candidates should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/64697 a letter of application, a CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a single-authored writing sample (e.g., article or dissertation/book chapter.) Review of applications will begin on Monday, October 7, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will be assured full consideration. Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

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