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Assistant Professor of Political Science

Wartburg College

  • Location: Waverly, IA
  • Post Date: 2/21/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
  • Job Level: Experienced

Faculty Position Vacancy


Founded in 1852, Wartburg College is a selective four-year liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), internationally recognized for community engagement.  We offer more than 50 academic majors and pre-professional and certificate programs leading to the bachelor’s degree.  The Wartburg Community is committed to creating and maintaining a mutually respectful environment that recognizes and celebrates diversity among all students, faculty, and staff.  As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution, Wartburg College actively seeks applications from women and members of ethnic and minority groups.  Wartburg also seeks applicants with a record of successful work with diverse populations and individuals.


DATE ANNOUNCED: February 21, 2019 

POSITION TITLE:         Assistant Professor of Political Science 

STARTING DATE:        Late August, 2019 

DEADLINE:                 Screening of applications begins March 11 and continues until position is filled. 

QUALIFICATIONS:     Ph.D. in Political Science/ International Relations/ National Security/ Strategic Studies/ Security Studies or related field (completed by September 1, 2019) or MA in an above field with practical work experience in a related professional field, prior successful college teaching experience, promise of continued scholarly activity, and the ability to engage undergraduates in research and practice activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:     Primary teaching responsibilities will be teaching seven courses (3-3-1) in the academic year including the development of National Security Policy, Security and Intelligence Policy, Risk/Threat Assessment and Response, American sub-field courses, general education curriculum, and in the area of specialization. The successful candidate will also mentor student research projects, advise program majors and minors, and engage in scholarship and service appropriate to the liberal arts setting. 

SALARY:                     Competitive for entry-level appointment 

CONTRACT:               Nine-month, tenure-track contract.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, updated curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and transcripts of publications/ presentations, if available, to Jamie Holloway, Director of Human Resources, Wartburg College, 100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, IA 50677-0903. For specific inquiries contact Dr. Shaheen Munir, Chair of the Department of Social Sciences at 319/352-8458, shaheen.munir@wartburg.edu. For further information about the college and the city of Waverly, see http://www.wartburg.edu.

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