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Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

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Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Faculty

Position Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

Department/ School:

Political Science Department, School of Liberal Arts

Job Summary:

The Political Science Department at Marist College invites applications for Visiting Assistant Professor.  We are seeking broadly trained candidates with a Ph.D. in hand who can teach courses in Comparative Politics. Candidates must be able to teach our Politics of Developing Areas course, and strong candidates will have some combination of regional expertise in Latin America, Africa and/or Asia. The opportunity to teach upper-level courses in the area of your specialization is also available, and an ability to teach an introductory course in International Relations is desirable. Strong candidates will be able to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness at the collegiate level.   

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Political Science is required.  Teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness is required. 

Essential Functions:

The teaching load will be 4-4 with a mixture of introductory and advanced courses.  Faculty are expected to hold office hours and attend departmental and school meetings.

Preferred Qualifications:

See Above

Required Application Documents:

Cover letter, Resume, & Three Professional References.

About the Department and School:

The Political Science Department includes 7 faculty and offers a BA in Political science and a minor.  The department contributes substantially to our interdisciplinary programs in Africana Studies, American Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The Political Science Department is housed in the School of Liberal Arts, which includes departments in English, history, modern languages & cultures, and philosophy & religious studies.  The School of Liberal Arts is also home to the Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership and the Hudson River Valley Institute. 

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit

Type of Position:

Full-Time Faculty



Months per Year:

9 months

Work Schedule:

Time as required for teaching, office hours, departmental/school activities and other activities as needed.


Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under-represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.









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