Job # 076581
Job Title Associate or Full Professor --- Politics & Media
Location Washington, D.C.
Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience
FLSA Status Exempt
As determined by department chair
Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
The Department of Political Science at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of
Citizenship and Public Affairs seeks to hire a tenured Associate or Full
Professor whose scholarship focuses on Politics and Media. This faculty
member would be located in Washington D.C. and serve as the inaugural
Research Director of the newly launched Center for Democracy, Journalism and
Citizenship, a joint center between the Maxwell School and SI Newhouse School
of Public Communication.
The political science department is housed within the Maxwell School of
Citizenship and Public Affairs, which is committed to citizenship education at
the undergraduate level and to graduate education in public affairs and the
social sciences. We seek candidates who complement the broader Maxwell mission
and have interdisciplinary interests.
The center will also include visiting fellows, and Syracuse-based faculty will
have an opportunity to participate through events or limited residencies
We welcome applicants who study political communication. We also are open to
multiple methods, and issues in domestic, international, and comparative
contexts. This position is open with respect to subfield and geographic focus.
Candidates should have an outstanding record of scholarly publications, the
ability to communicate scholarly findings broadly and the ability to teach
effectively both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
This position starts in Fall 2023 and is part of a broader Syracuse
University Cluster Hires Initiative. The Citizenship and Democratic
Institutions (CDI) Cluster draws together a diverse group of scholars who
address critical issues related to the contested meanings of citizenship,
civic engagement, public management, and the impacts of democratic
institutions on social and economic well-being. The successful candidate will
help shape future, multi-disciplinary hiring in the CDI Cluster, and lead and
contribute to externally funded projects and interdisciplinary research
initiatives within the Maxwell School and across the University.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in political science or a related field.
The Maxwell School is interested in candidates who can contribute to the
inclusiveness and diversity of the academic community through their
research, teaching, and/or service.
Job Specific Qualifications
Teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels; research; and advising.
We particularly welcome applicants who study political communication. We
also are open to multiple methods, and issues in domestic, international,
and comparative contexts.
This position is open with respect to subfield and geographic focus, but
we are especially interested in candidates who focus on American politics
and comparative politics.
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a curriculum
vitae and cover letter, a research statement, a sample of professional
writing, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement about diversity,
equity and inclusion, and evidence of quality teaching..
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Job Posting Date 08/03/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration 10/07/2022
Job Category Faculty
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