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The Department of Political Science at Swarthmore College invites applications for a three-year, non-tenure track position in comparative politics at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the fall semester of 2012. We are looking for candidates with 1) a broad teaching experience and research interests in Europe or the Middle East – the historical patterns of development and contemporary politics within and among European/Middle Eastern states and the world; 2) a secondary interest in the politics of another region (that is, Europe, the Middle East, or Africa); 3) demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching; and 4) field work experience and substantive historical knowledge of the area. Applicants should include in their dossiers a c.v., a graduate transcript, at least three letters of recommendation, syllabi for at least two courses (one at the introductory level), and a sample of the candidate’s scholarly writing of not more than 40 pages. None of these materials can be returned. The application deadline is November 15, 2011.

Swarthmore College has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitment to a more inclusive society and world.

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