Dean of the Faculty

Political Science

Two-Year Visiting Appointment in Comparative Politics

Applications are invited for a two-year visiting appointment in Comparative Politics beginning Fall 2019. Visitors are usually appointed at the assistant professor level, but more advanced candidates may be considered. Salary is competitive, including travel and research support. 

Candidates are expected to teach five sections over two semesters, including two sections of introduction to comparative politics and three sections in the specialty of the applicant. All our courses are capped at 24 students. Because we are a small department, we are interested in candidates who incorporate multiple methods of analysis and integrate this approach into their teaching of undergraduate seminars and in the advising of student research. Candidates should have a broad research program and scholarly interests that reach into other parts of political science. Our pedagogy emphasizes the conceptual and theoretical foundations of the discipline and includes supervision of undergraduate thesis students. We expect the Ph.D. to be in hand, or very near completion, by the start of the appointment. Above all, we seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level. Information on the department is available at Search inquiries may be addressed to

Reed College is a community that believes cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your application materials, we welcome a description of how you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in Reed College's diversity statement ( An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed College values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

Please send an application letter, CV, demonstration of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation to  Sample syllabi are welcome but not required. Review of applications will begin January 28, 2019 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 28, 2019