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Visiting Assistant Professor in American Government and Policy

Department: Political Science
Location: Chestertown, MD

The Department of Political Science at Washington College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in American Government and Policy for three consecutive semesters: the 2020 Spring Semester and 2020-2021 Academic Year.  The teaching load is three courses in the fall and three courses in the spring.

For the Spring 2020 semester, we seek a professor who can teach Introduction to American Government, American Foreign Policy, and a course on Parties and Interest groups.  For the fall 2020 semester, responsibilities include teaching our introductory course in American government and politics and a course on Elections (and possibly a First Year Seminar).  For the spring 2021 semester, the candidate will teach one section of our introductory course in American government, the American Presidency and American Foreign Policy or another policy course.  In addition to teaching, faculty responsibilities will also include some senior thesis advising.  The position includes benefits and salary is competitive.

Washington College, founded in 1782, is a selective liberal arts institution of about 1,450 students that emphasizes excellence in teaching and a commitment to scholarly research.  It is located on Maryland's Eastern Shore, about 1.5 hours from Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.  For more information please consult the College's website ( and the department's website (  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts from all institutions attended, two letters of recommendation, and teaching evaluations if available TO: Dr. Melissa Deckman, Chair, Department of Political Science, Washington College, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620-1197. Telephone: (410) 810-7494; FAX: 410-778-7891; e-mail:

Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment, and encourages applications from women, people of color, disabled persons, members of the LGBTQ community, and veterans.


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