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Wabash Employment

Tenure-Track Byron K. Trippet Assistant or Associate Professor of Political Science

Date Posted: 07/25/22

The Political Science Department at Wabash College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Byron K. Trippet Assistant or Associate Professor of Political Science. The position begins July 1, 2023 and carries a 3-3 teaching load. In addition to generous salary, benefits, and professional travel support available to all full-time faculty at the College, the Byron K. Trippet appointment provides research support for new tenure-track faculty during the pre-tenure period.  

We seek candidates who are international relations specialists with research and teaching interests that will broaden the Department’s existing strengths and course offerings.  In addition, we seek candidates who can periodically teach International political economy and other courses that may be cross-listed with Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) or other interdisciplinary programs such as Asian Studies, Black Studies, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, Global Health, and Hispanic Studies. We give preference to candidates with a strong commitment to the liberal arts, college-level teaching experience, and a demonstrated commitment to inclusive pedagogy that serves a diverse student body. A Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment is preferred, but ABD candidates will be considered.  

The successful candidate will:

  • Teach introductory international relations and a variety of upper-level undergraduate international relations courses    
  • Support undergraduate research, including through teaching in the Political Science Department’s research methods sequence (PSC 200: Political Inquiry & Analysis; PSC 300: Research Methods & Statistics in Political Science; and PSC 497: Senior Seminar), as well as independent study and/or research internship supervision
  • Periodically develop and teach immersion learning courses, which are courses that include a significant travel experience as a course requirement (for more information, see
  • Serve as an academic advisor and contribute to teaching the College’s freshman year experience courses, Freshman Tutorial and Enduring Questions
  • Contribute to shared governance through departmental and college service
  • Maintain an active research and publication program

Founded in 1832, Wabash College is a private, independent, residential four-year liberal arts college for men. Its faculty is highly ranked nationally for accessibility and quality by the Princeton Review. The College invests significant resources to ensure students can participate in off-campus and international immersion learning experiences. Our 65-acre wooded campus is located 50 miles west of Indianapolis and three hours from Chicago. In addition to the amenities these and other nearby cities offer, we are near some of the best outdoor recreation in the state.

Wabash is home to the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020. More than 25% of our students are federal Pell Grant recipients, one-third of our students are first-generation college students, and about 20% of our students identify as domestic students of color. As a member of the USC Race and Equity Center’s Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, a top-60 Liberal Arts College according to U.S. News, and a member of Colleges That Change Lives, Wabash College is in the midst of a strategic transformation to advance the success of its first-generation students, students of color, and students from low-income families. Many students, staff, and faculty find the close-knit community of the residential college one of the most rewarding aspects of their time here.   

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by September 20, 2022. To apply, go to and click the “Apply Now” button to submit your cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, one writing sample (a recent publication or dissertation chapter), unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon hire), and email addresses for three persons who will submit confidential letters of recommendation. In addition to describing your research trajectory, your cover letter should discuss your teaching and service qualifications and interests.  

Please direct questions about the position to Dr. Shamira Gelbman, Chair of the Political Science Department, at

Wabash College, a liberal arts college for men, seeks faculty and staff who are committed to providing quality engagement with students, high levels of academic challenge and support, and meaningful experiences that prepare students for life and leadership among diverse populations around the globe. Wabash is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from persons of all backgrounds.  


Ms. Pam Sacco
Academic Administrative Coordinator
Political Science
Wabash College
P.O. Box 352
Crawfordsville, IN 47933


For general questions about the position or the department, contact:

Dr. Shamira Gelbman
Department Chair
Political Science



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