Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Politics

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Politics
Date: May 12, 2015
Department: History and Political Science

The Department of History and Political Science at Bridgewater College seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Politics for the 2015-16 academic year.

A Ph.D. in Political Science, International Relations or Global Politics is preferred, but candidates who are ABD are welcome to apply. Teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Global Politics, Introduction to Comparative Politics, Regional Geography, and US and the World. The teaching load is eight courses, including one during the College’s January Interterm, and at most two course preparations per semester. The College anticipates conducting a search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Global Politics position during the 2015-16 academic year. The Department of History and Political Science consists of six historians and four political scientists, and offers majors in History, Political Science, a History and Political Science combination, and Global Studies.


Bridgewater College is a residential liberal arts college of 1800 students with a newly redesigned core curriculum and a growing focus on undergraduate research. The College emphasizes creativity and innovation in pedagogy, research, and curriculum, and teaching experience at the undergraduate level is desirable. Successful faculty members are dedicated to recruiting, advising and mentoring students, contributing to campus-wide faculty initiatives and maintaining an active research agenda. Bridgewater seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our commitment to liberal learning, so application materials should address how you might contribute to the College’s liberal arts mission or ways that this mission informs your vocation as teacher and scholar.

General Information

Bridgewater offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in more than 60 majors and minors, along with multiple areas of emphasis and concentrations, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, dual degree programs and teacher certification. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 22 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, the state's lowest crime rate, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.

For Additional Information

Dr. Jamie Frueh, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dr. Frueh will be out of the country and have only sporadic access to email from May 19 through June 4.


Please complete our online application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation should be forwarded to Courtney Ritchie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


We will begin reviewing applications on June 19, 2015.

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