Saint Vincent College: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Political Science
Saint Vincent College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position with a flexible start date. The position requires a doctorate and a proven background in Political Science.
Saint Vincent College offers undergraduate programs in Political Science and Public Policy. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. (or equivalent terminal degree) in Politics, Political Science, Political Theory, or related field. The candidate will teach courses supporting the Political Science and Public Policy programs and Core curriculum, advise students, and maintain an active program of scholarship in Political Science. Special consideration will be given to candidates who are able to teach in the areas of International Politics, Sustainability and Environmental Policy, and/or Introductory American Politics.
The college is seeking outstanding candidates who exhibit a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and continuing scholarly activity in addition to building positive relationships with colleagues and students. Excellent communication skills are required. Candidates should have expertise in international relations and/or comparative politics.
The successful candidate will teach introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses that support the Political Science program and Core curriculum based on their background, supervise student projects, advise majors, and develop a research program that engages students. The standard teaching load is 24 credit hours per year. Service to the department and college is expected. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts mission of the college, broadly understood.
The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to contribute to the activities of one of the scholarly centers at Saint Vincent College, such as The Center for Political and Economic Thought and the Center for Catholic Thought and Culture.
Compensation is competitive.
Saint Vincent College seeks to build a diverse and inclusive cohort of faculty members with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and counseling students in pursuit of the Mission of the College. Faculty in this cohort would participate in peer mentorship, form a dedicated working group, and advance key strategic initiatives.
All positions require the incumbent to be able to fully embrace the unique mission and identity of the College as a Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts and sciences institution. Saint Vincent College is committed to diversity and encourages applicants from all qualified candidates. Saint Vincent College is committed to building a diversified and competent population of faculty and staff, and encourages applications from women and minorities. Saint Vincent is an equal opportunity employer.
The position requires a doctorate and a proven background in Political Science. Candidates should have expertise in international relations and/or comparative politics. All positions require the incumbent to be able to fully embrace the unique mission and identity of the College as a Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts and sciences institution.
The application must address how the mission of the department and the college will be furthered through both teaching and research. Interested individuals should send:
- a letter of application;
- a curriculum vitae;
- statements of teaching philosophy and research interests (the teaching philosophy statement must address how innovative pedagogical methods will be incorporated into teaching);
- graduate transcripts;
- and three letters of reference.
Electronic applications are preferred and should be sent to email@example.com.
Hardcopy applications could also be sent to:
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition
Saint Vincent College
300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, PA 15650
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
From the department:
The Political Science Department at Saint Vincent College is unique in the extent to which it promotes an understanding of the nature of political phenomena and their relationship to a life not simply lived but lived well. To this end, the Department offers a curriculum firmly rooted in the Great Books of Western civilization and the great political writings of the American tradition. Along with philosophical grounding, the program seeks to provide analytical competence to understand the contemporary political environment, to address public policy questions and to contribute intellectually and practically to the sociopolitical challenges of our times.
The department encourages students to see politics whole, recognizing the intimate relationship that exists between wisdom gained through philosophical inquiry, and political knowledge gained through empirical and analytical research. The department thus helps to fulfill the liberal arts mission of the college. It also takes seriously its obligation to provide civic education: to cultivate the well-educated citizens and scholars who are essential to the long-term flourishing of a constitutional republic.
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