University of Portland: Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in American Politics
The University of Portland invites qualified candidates in the field of American Politics to apply for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Political Science & Global Affairs beginning in August 2021.
The successful candidate will specialize in American Political Development and Political Institutions, with special consideration given to candidates that also specialize in American Political Thought, Public Policy, Race and Politics, or Critical Race Theory. In addition to teaching sections of our introductory core course in American Politics, the successful candidate will also offer upper-division undergraduate courses on American political institutions, including the branches of the federal government, and other courses within the candidate’s academic specialty.
In addition to teaching sections of our introductory core course in American Politics, the successful candidate will also offer upper-division undergraduate courses on American political institutions, including the branches of the federal government, and other courses within the candidate’s academic specialty. The university’s standard teaching load is 3/3, or 6 semester courses per academic year. Support of the university’s mission as a comprehensive, Catholic, teaching university is also expected.
Qualified candidates must demonstrate teaching effectiveness, manifest a strong understanding of and commitment to a liberal arts education, and be committed to participating in a collegial and cooperative department. Additionally, applicants should have:
- A Ph.D. in Political Science or equivalent (if in progress, must be completed by August 2021);
- teaching experience and demonstrated active scholarly engagement.
For a complete application, applicants must submit all of the following documents:
- A cover letter that discusses the applicant’s teaching experience and philosophy, research interests, and past or proposed contributions to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in education;
- curriculum vitae;
- relevant teaching evaluations (past two years only);
- and the names and contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation on the applicant’s behalf (recommendation letter writers listed on HireTouch will automatically be sent e-mails with directions on how and where to upload their official letters).
For full consideration, please submit complete applications including all required materials no later than September 15, 2020.
About the school:
The University of Portland is Oregon’s only comprehensive university with schools of business, education, engineering, nursing, a College of Arts and Sciences, and a graduate school. There are more than 40 undergraduate programs and 30 minors, as well as 18 graduate programs, and more than 1,300 courses. The University features small class settings (12:1 student-faculty ratio) and award-winning faculty.
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