Virginia Wesleyan University invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Political Science, with expertise in African politics or another region outside of Europe or the Americas. Specialization(s) in race and/or ethnicity politics is preferred. Candidates with PhD in hand are preferred, although ABD candidates may be considered. The position begins in fall 2018.

The University seeks a candidate with a strong commitment to teaching, student advising, and research. Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of introductory courses in International Relations and upper level courses on the applicant’s areas of specialization.  The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain an active research program. The salary is competitive, and the University offers an attractive benefits package.

Applicants should submit, electronically (as a single PDF), a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, a statement on experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point), and three letters of reference to Ms. Karla Rasmussen, Director of Human Resources, at   A review of applications will begin on January 5, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. Leslie Caughell, Chair of the Political Science Department at