The Government Department at Hamilton College invites applications for three tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2024. The new hires will collectively cover courses in public policy, American politics, and research methods, allocated based on individual expertise. This coordinated hire is part of a commitment to nourishing a diverse learning community and increasing possibilities for exchange focused on issues related to equality and inequality. We actively encourage applications from candidates whose work investigates the politics and policy of equality and inequality along one or more of the following axes: race and ethnicity; gender; class; sexuality; ability; religion; and migrant, refugee, or citizenship status. We seek candidates trained in either or both quantitative and qualitative methods and with academic backgrounds in American Politics, Public Policy, or Public Administration. Beyond that, there are no restrictions on area focus.
We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address ways in which you raise issues of diversity and inclusion in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service. These positions require institutional service including academic advising of undergraduate students after the first year.
The Government Department is responsible for the study of politics and public affairs at Hamilton. The department, which is one of Hamilton's largest, currently includes 17 faculty members, 12 of whom are tenured or pre-tenure. Department faculty include specialists in American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and public policy, and we teach a wide variety of courses across all these subfields. Each year, we also hire two practitioners, each of whom teaches a single one-semester course. The Department offers three majors: Government, World Politics, and Public Policy. Taken together, these three majors total about 85 students a year.
United States. Founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy; chartered in 1812 as Hamilton College; third oldest college established in New York State. Our mission is to provide an educational experience that emphasizes academic excellence and the development of students as human beings, as we prepare them to make choices and accept the responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic world of intellect and diversity. Hamilton's 1,350-acre campus is situated on a hilltop overlooking the picturesque village of Clinton, N.Y. The College is eight miles southwest of Utica, 45 minutes east of Syracuse, one hour from the Adirondack Park to the northeast and 90 minutes west of Albany.