Antioch College is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in Political Economy to begin September 1, 2015. Political Economy at Antioch has an interdisciplinary focus and we welcome candidates with a broad background in working, teaching or researching political economy and related subjects. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in Political Science, Public Policy, Economics or a related field prior to appointment. Antioch College also welcomes applicants with vast professional experience in the field, from outside higher education. Evidence of successful teaching in international political economy; trade policy; development; food systems; globalization; global migration; macroeconomic policy; or related fields at the undergraduate level are preferred. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to rigorous undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment and the ability to develop innovative, interdisciplinary and experientially based courses. Candidates should also be prepared to teach within an undergraduate liberal arts curriculum dedicated to linking theoretical knowledge to experiential and applied learning.
Political Economy is a major in the Social Sciences Division. A successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate classes in Political Economy at all levels and to develop experiential educational opportunities for students. In addition to offering courses within the discipline, the candidate is expected, in a collaborative format, to contribute to organizing interdisciplinary Global Seminars on the themes of water, food, energy, health, governance, and education. Candidates are expected to participate in program development, provide academic advising, guide students in developing their individualized majors, and oversee Senior Projects/Theses in political economy.
To apply submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts and three letters of recommendation electronically as PDF attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic submission of all materials is strongly preferred. Course evaluations and official transcripts will be required of finalists. If necessary, hard copies may be mailed to Political Economy Search c/o Nancy Wilburn, Antioch College, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Deadline for submission of materials is January 16, 2015 (Official transcripts will be required of finalists.)