Assistant Professor, Political Science (American Politics)

Gonzaga University

United States

September 24, 2021

Description

Posting Details

Proposed Rank/Hiring Title Assistant Professor, Political Science (American Politics)

Department Political Science Proposed Hiring Contract Type Tenure Track Non-Tenure Track End Date Appointment Percent 100% Months per Year 9 Job Summary

The Department of Political Science at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in the field of American Politics beginning in the fall semester of 2022. We seek applicants who will teach courses and conduct research primarily in the field of American political behavior. The successful candidate will offer courses covering some combination of the following topics: public opinion, voting behavior, campaigns and elections, or political parties. The ability to teach undergraduate level research design and methods is also desirable. We are especially interested in candidates whose research is attentive to social and racial justice or the political action or experiences of marginalized communities. Preference will also be given to candidates whose teaching methods and materials intentionally foster the full participation and engagement of our students, with particular attention to students with marginalized identities.

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in Political Science by July 2022 and will become an integral part of a department of nine faculty members dedicated primarily to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will regularly teach introduction to American politics as part of their 3-3 load along with upper division courses consistent with their research specialization and aligned with departmental needs. An active research agenda leading to publication in the field and significant undergraduate advising and mentoring will be expected of the candidate who joins our department.

Essential Functions

· Teach three courses per semester, including the introductory course in American Politics, courses required for the POLS major and minor, and upper division courses in the candidate's areas of expertise.

· Engage in research, publication, and other scholarly activity appropriate to the candidate's research agenda and areas of expertise.

· Provide curriculum and career advising and mentoring to the program's undergraduates.

· Support the department, university, and discipline through service and other forms of academic citizenship.

Minimum Qualifications

• Ph.D. in Political Science or related field. ABDs considered, with the expectation degree is in hand by July 15, 2022.

• Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including the ability to effectively create inclusive learning environments with learners from diverse and marginalized backgrounds.

• Demonstrated active research agenda focusing on American political behavior.

Desired Qualifications

· Demonstrated abilities using classroom strategies and pedagogies to advance equity and inclusion.

Open Date 08/24/2021

Close Date 09/24/2021 Open Until Filled No Application Review Begins on Hiring Salary DOE Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please visit our website at www. gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants must complete an online application and electronically submit (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae , (3) a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a statement detailing your experience engaging with diverse communities and articulating how your teaching, scholarship and service would contribute toward fostering an inclusive learning environment on campus, (5) unofficial copies of graduate school transcripts, and (6) the names and email addresses of three persons who will be writing letters of recommendation (letters will be solicited for candidates placed on the long list). The position closes on Friday September 24, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. U.S. PST. For assistance with your online application, please contact Human Resources at (509) 313-5996. Direct other inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Cindy Stavrianos, stavrianos@gonzaga.edu.

For more information on our mission, please visit: : https: // www. gonzaga.edu/about/our-mission-jesuit-values/mission-statement

EEO Statement

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

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A copy of the report can be found online at www. Gonzaga.edu/Clery. A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report or the Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide may be obtained by contacting the Student Development Office on main campus, College Hall 120. The Florence Guide may also be obtained on the Florence campus in room 105.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references (letters will be requested when finalists are selected).
  • Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  • A statement detailing your experience engaging with diverse communities and articulating how your teaching, scholarship and service would contribute toward fostering an inclusive learning environment on campus
  • Optional Documents

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