Political Science (Assistant Professor of Political Science)

  • Stanislaus
  • Turlock, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Political or Public Affairs

Job Description

TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE. The Department of Political Science, Public Administration, and Leadership Studies invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Political Science (subfield: Political Theory) at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking someone with a strong general Political Theory background and the ability to apply theoretical concepts to important contemporary political issues. Specific area of expertise in political theory is open. The individual appointed to this position will be expected to teach a variety of upper-division Political Theory courses, including, but not limited to: Ancient and Medieval Political Thought (PSCI 3000), Political Thought in the Modern World (PSCI 3011), Marx on the Human Condition (PSCI 3055), and Political Ideologies (PSCI 4050). The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop courses in their area of specialization. In addition to Political Theory courses, there may be opportunity to teach theory-oriented courses in Comparative Politics, International Relations, or American Politics, and possibly courses in the Master of Public Administration or Leadership Studies programs. The annual teaching load may include a section of lower-division American Government (PSCI 1201). Although the position is based in Turlock, there may be some occasional teaching responsibilities at the Stockton Campus. The Program, Department, College and University take great pride in "meeting students where they are" to provide effective teaching and mentoring. Superior candidates will possess enthusiasm, vision, and a collaborative orientation. The Department is noted for its supportive environment and its public service ethos. Effective teaching, scholarly productivity and service to the University are required for retention, promotion and tenure.

A Ph.D. in Political Science or closely related field is required for this tenure track appointment. Candidates with ABD status will be considered beyond the initial round of review only if the dissertation advisor confirms the candidate is on track to complete all requirements for the Ph.D. by August 17, 2020. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong potential for programmatic research and publication relevant to the position.

Substantial evidence of excellent teaching at the university level, dedication to student success, and a proven record of scholarship.

A complete application is required and must include: a letter of application specifically addressing the position description and qualifications; copies of graduate transcripts; curriculum vitae; diversity statement; names, addresses, telephone numbers and/or email addresses of three references whom the University may contact; evidence of teaching effectiveness; writing sample. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged.

To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dr. Dave Colnic, Chair
Department of Political Science, Public Administration, Leadership Studies
California State University Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock CA 95382

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on January 23, 2020. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

An application must include a statement of your demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds in addition to any other required documents as indicated above.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.

To learn more about our department and academic program, visit our Web site at: http://www.csustan.edu/ppa. To learn more about the college: https://www.csustan.edu/cahss.

California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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