Assistant Professor, Political Science

University Of Rhode Island

United States

September 15, 2021

Description

Posting Details Job Title Assistant Professor, Political Science

Job Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications

The Department of Political Science at the University of Rhode Island anticipates an opening for a faculty position in Comparative Politics or International Relations with a specialization in Middle Eastern politics. This is a tenure-track, academic year appointment at the rank of assistant professor to commence in the Fall of 2022.

We are seeking to attract a diverse pool of job applicants for this position. A key pillar of URI's mission is to “inspire an enlightened community that is characterized by vibrant cultural diversity; that embraces difference; that is built upon a learning environment that fosters respect, understanding, and social justice; and that rejects prejudice and intolerance.” Our department seeks candidates whose principles align with that mission.

Duties and Responsibilities: Applicants will be expected to teach undergraduate political science courses in the areas of comparative and international politics that serve as requirements for both the Political Science and the International Studies & Diplomacy undergraduate programs as well as teach courses in the International Relations Masters program.

Expected to publish original research in their respective field of study and advise undergraduate and graduate students.

Provide service to the department, the university and the profession.

Qualifications

Required:

1. Ph.D., or expectation of completion of degree requirements by appointment date of September 1, 2022, in Political Science, International Relations, or related field.

2. Primary or secondary specialization in Middle Eastern politics.

3. Evidence of college level teaching commensurate with level of academic experience.

4. Demonstrated ability to excel in teaching broad-based introductory political science courses in the area of comparative politics and/or international relations, upper division and graduate courses on Middle Eastern politics.

5. Evidence of research in the field of comparative politics and/or international relations with scholarly work commensurate with level of academic experience.

6. Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations or in diverse environments.

Preferred:

1. Research expertise in at least one of the following or related areas: international development, foreign policy, diplomacy, conflict, governance, ethnic or religious politics, or security studies.

2. Ability to teach undergraduate research methods.

3. Ability to teach large introductory-level classes.

4. Ability to teach from a cultural or regional studies perspective.

5. Familiarity with experiential and applied learning strategies.

ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

Union AAUP - American Assoc of Univ Professors Status Academic Year, Full-time, Tenure-track, Permanent End Date of Restriction or Limitation

Department Political Science

Contact(s)

Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (https: // jobs.uri.edu)

Contact Email Campus Location Kingston Grant Funded Extension Contingent on Funding Date Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the following 5 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:

(#1) A letter of application that describes your interest in this position.

(#2) A Curriculum Vitae which includes the names and contact information for three professional references, a list of all completed graduate-level courses, and, if available, course syllabi and teaching evaluations for any courses you have taught (note: please scan and attach all of this information as a single CV pdf document).

(#3) A brief research and teaching statement (as one complete pdf document).

(#4) A statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion reflecting on URI's mission to “inspire an enlightened community that is characterized by vibrant cultural diversity; that embraces difference; that is built upon a learning environment that fosters respect, understanding, and social justice; and that rejects prejudice and intolerance.”

(#5) If applicable, submit an article-length sample of relevant scholarly work.

Position Number 107827

Posting Number F00248 Posting Date 07/13/2021 Closing Date 09/15/2021 Open Until Filled No Quicklink for Posting https: // jobs.uri.edu/postings/8269

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Other Document
  • Optional Documents

  • Other Document
  • Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have a Ph.D., or expectation of completion of degree requirements by appointment date of September 1, 2022, in Political Science, International Relations, or related field? 
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have primary or secondary specialization in Middle Eastern politics? 
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have evidence of college level teaching commensurate with level of academic experience? 
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have demonstrated ability to excel in teaching broad-based introductory political science courses in the area of comparative politics and/or international relations, upper division and graduate courses on Middle Eastern politics? 
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have evidence of research in the field of comparative politics and/or international relations with scholarly work commensurate with level of academic experience? 
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations or in diverse environments? 
  • Yes
  • No
  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • Public Job Posting
  • Internal Job Posting
  • Agency Referral
  • Advertisement/Publication
  • Personal Referral
  • Website
  • Other
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