Assistant Professor of Political Science, Fall 2024

FLSA Employment Category: Salaried; Exempt; Faculty; 9 months

DEPARTMENT: Political Science


The Department of Political Science at Alma College invites applications for a tenure-track position in American Politics at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2024.  This position will play a central role in revitalizing Alma College’s pre-law program, including the development and direction of a Moot Court program; as such, a preference will be given to applicants with research and teaching interests broadly touching on public law and politics in the United States.  The Moot Court program will reflect Alma College’s emphasis on experiential learning broadly and complement our nationally-recognized Model UN program in particular.  Please contact Dr. Britt Cartrite, Chair of Political Science, for questions about the position (


Candidates will need to provide 1) a letter of interest addressing qualifications, teaching philosophy, and research interests, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) writing sample, 4) statement that indicates commitment to diversity and inclusion and how this informs pedagogy, and 5) three confidential letters of recommendation. Application materials should be sent to: Alma College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs ( Review of materials will begin on October 15, 2023.  An offer for this position will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.

Alma College is classified as a selective Baccalaureate College: Diverse Fields by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders, Alma’s students thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

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