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Assistant Professor of Political Science

Job Details

Illinois College - Jacksonville, IL
Full Time

Tenure-Track Position in American Politics

Illinois College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in American Politics beginning in the Fall of 2024. We seek applicants who are able to offer a variety of courses on American political institutions and political behavior. Preference for the ability to teach a course on race and politics and an interest in supporting our African American Studies program. The successful candidate will have a commitment to undergraduate teaching, interest in faculty-student research, and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Illinois College seeks candidates who have a commitment to working closely with a wide range of students. Currently, our population is approximately one-quarter students of color and 40% first-generation college students. Eagerness and ability to work with these populations is essential. Equally important is commitment to evidence-based pedagogy.

Since 1829, Illinois College has transformed the lives of undergraduate students. Founded by abolitionists, IC was the first college in Illinois to graduate students and hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The College is focused on student success and provides many opportunities for faculty-student interaction beyond the classroom, including collaborative research projects, international study-travel, and mentoring/advising. The College is committed to ensuring access and equity. The College is located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 30 miles west of the capital city of Springfield and 70 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.

Position Requirements:

  • Doctoral degree (ABD considered)
  •  Successful college teaching experience (strongly preferred)
  • Ability to teach online (preferred; majority of teaching will be face-to-face) 


Applicants should submit the following materials in PDF format.         

  • Letter of application
  • C.V.
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of teaching to a diverse student body 


Review of applications begins February 12, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.