Proposed Rank/Hiring Title Assistant Professor, Political Science (American
Department Political Science
Proposed Hiring Contract Type Tenure Track
Non-Tenure Track End Date
Appointment Percent 100%
Months per Year 9
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.
· 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
· Support the department, university, and discipline through service and other
forms of academic citizenship.
• 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
• Demonstrated active research agenda focusing on American political behavior.
· 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,
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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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Posting Supplemental Questions
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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