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Assistant Professor of Political Science

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

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Political Science


Political Science/School of Liberal Arts

Job Summary:

The Political Science Department at Marist College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Political Science position in Comparative Politics beginning Fall 2023. We are seeking a broadly trained candidate who can teach introductory and advanced courses in Comparative Politics and Politics in the Developing World. Candidates should have some combination of regional expertise in Latin America, Africa and/or Asia. An ability to teach upper-level courses in your specialization including Democratization, Global Health, and research methods is also desirable. Preference will be given to candidates that can also teach classes in International Relations. ABD required, PhD preferred. Strong candidates will be able to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness at the collegiate level.

This position is part of an ongoing cluster hire, and we will welcome additional new faculty members as part of our Global Studies cluster. These new faculty members will join faculty in the departments of English, history, modern languages and cultures, and political science who focus on Global Studies generally, and Africana Studies and Latinx & Latin American Studies specifically. The position is also part of a major college-wide hiring initiative with the goal of creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.

Minimum Qualifications:

ABD required, and evidence of teaching effectiveness at the collegiate level.

Essential Functions:

The teaching load will be 4-3 but faculty who achieve and maintain an outstanding record of scholarship maybe eligible for a 3-3 teaching load.  In addition to teaching and research responsibilities, faculty participate regularly in service activities for our students, Marist College, and the community.

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD preferred. 

Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, & 3 Professional References

About the Department/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, and the Marist Institute for Public Opinion. 

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 educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 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. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit

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Faculty (Full-Time)

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Work Schedule:

Time as required for teaching, office hours, departmental/school activities and other activities as needed. Flexible work schedule, course schedule varies each semester.

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Marist College Main Campus

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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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