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Wabash Employment

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science (Political Theory)

Date Posted: 01/06/23

The Political Science Department at Wabash College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning July 1, 2023. This is a 1-year sabbatical replacement position with a 6-course (3-3) teaching load. This full-time position offers a competitive salary and benefits, as well as generous institutional support for professional development.

We seek candidates who will teach introductory Political Theory and upper-level undergraduate courses to be determined based on departmental needs and the successful candidate’s interests and experience. The Political Science Department supports the College’s Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) major, and we expect that this position will involve some teaching within that program. We give preference to candidates with a strong commitment to the liberal arts, college-level teaching experience, support for undergraduate research, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse student body. ABD required; PhD preferred.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 2. To apply, click the “Apply Now” button to submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial 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 highlighting your research interests and trajectory, your cover letter should indicate which courses you have taught, which courses you are immediately ready to teach, as well as those you would be willing and able to prepare. Please direct questions about the position to Dr. Shamira Gelbman, Chair of the Political Science Department, at

In the midst of a strategic transformation to advance the success of first-generation students, students of color, and students from low-income families, Wabash College is committed to attracting and effectively supporting faculty from all backgrounds, including academically and culturally diverse faculty. 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. Wabash has been home to the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies for more than fifty years, is a member of the USC Race and Equity Center’s Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, is a top-60 Liberal Arts College according to U.S. News, and is a member of Colleges That Change Lives.  

Wabash 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.

Wabash College does not provide H-1B or other immigration case sponsorship for short-term visiting positions.


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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