Texas State University: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Political Science
The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to teach required and elective graduate and undergraduate courses. The department awards the bachelor’s degree and the master of arts degree. All positions are subject to availability of funds.
The successful candidate must possess:
- an earned Ph.D. in political science by the start date in Fall 2024;
- potential for research and publication in at least one of the following areas: constitutional law, the judiciary, Congress, or American political development;
- ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in constitutional law;
- potential for exceptional teaching;
- and effective interpersonal skills
A willingness to assist with advising and coordinating events for pre-law students and potential for research across the institutions of American government are preferred.
Online submission of all application materials is required through the university’s application portal. To assure full consideration, please submit:
- a letter of intent addressing required and preferred qualifications;
- a current curriculum vitae;
- unofficial transcript(s);
- samples of scholarly work (presentations and/or publications);
- syllabi (if available);
- and three letters of recommendation.
Note that as part of the application process, the department is requesting three letters of reference. Please provide the names and email addresses for your references in the Reference Letter section of the employment application. Upon submission of your application, an automated email will be generated and sent to your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application though a confidential online portal.
Candidates selected for interviews will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting universities.
For full consideration, please submit all application materials by October 16, 2023.
About the department:
The Department of Political Science is committed to quality teaching and learning, research and scholarship, public service, and responsible citizenship. Building upon the bodies of knowledge in the disciplines of political science, public administration and legal studies, the department seeks to prepare students to read and think critically about the enduring questions of political life, to fulfill their responsibilities as citizens, to engage in community service and to excel in their professional lives.
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