The Department of Political Science in the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences at California State University San Marcos invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning in Fall 2018. We are interested in candidates who specialize in American politics, with an emphasis in Congress, with a secondary specialization in minority political representation.
Minimum qualifications for the position include: Ph.D. in Political Science by August 2018; primary teaching and scholarly emphasis in Congress, with an emphasis on congressional representation and interest group influence in the policymaking process; evidence of teaching effectiveness; evidence of an active scholarly agenda. ABD candidates will be considered, but must have completed the doctorate at the time of appointment (August 2018).The successful candidate must be prepared to teach survey courses on Congress, as well as social science research methods. A secondary specialization in the political behavior and representation of minorities, and the ability to teach courses on race and ethnicity, are also required. Candidates must also have demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research, and/or service.
Duties and responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to offer courses in his/her area(s) of specialization. The candidate will also be expected to teach introductory American government (PSCI 100), and social science research methods (PSCI 301) on a regular basis. The typical teaching load is three courses per semester. The faculty member will advise and mentor Political Science students, develop an active research agenda, and provide service to the Department of Political Science, to the college, to the university and to the wider community.
Applications must include:
Cover letter that addresses the above minimum and preferred qualifications
Transcripts of all graduate work
A statement of teaching philosophy, including a statement of experience with, and commitment to, teaching a diverse student body
Evidence of teaching effectiveness (samples of course syllabi, assignments, and teaching evaluations)
Applications may be considered until the position is filled; however, applications and all supporting materials should be received by March 30, 2018 to ensure full consideration. Additional materials may be requested of candidates at a later date.
The university is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.
This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. A background check (including the criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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